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Gordon Doherty

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I'm a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.

My love of history was first kindled by visits to the misty Roman ruins of Britain and the sun-baked antiquities of Turkey and Greece. My expeditions since have taken me all over the world and back and forth through time (metaphorically, at least), allowing me to write tales of the later Roman Empire, Byzantium, Classical Greece and even the distant Bronze Age.

All of my novels are available from good online stores in paperback and eBook format.

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I think Principate-era Rome still holds the widest appeal (for readers and writers) and as such is the most 'box-office' time-period to…more
Hi Dimitrios,

I think Principate-era Rome still holds the widest appeal (for readers and writers) and as such is the most 'box-office' time-period to write about. Later Rome is making a breakthrough of sorts though. Yet Byzantium does seem to remain relatively untapped - perhaps it's the complexity of their society, the blend of cultures and the all-pervading state faith that puts writers off? Hopefully we'll see more Byzzie works in the future - I'll certainly be returning to that era at some point!

And here's a selection of Late(r) Roman & Byzantine books:
-The Last Legion, Manfredi
-Empire of Dragons, Manfredi
-War at the Edge of the World, Ian Ross
-The Janus Eagle - The Shattered Frontier, Francis Hagan
-Siege of Rome, David Pilling
-Constantinople: The Last Great Siege 1453, Crowley
-First Crusader: Byzantium's Holy Wars, Regan

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Gordon Doherty A brand new series - set in the last throes of the Bronze Age, marching with the hardy ranks of the Hittites!

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A brand new series - set in the last throes of the Bronze Age, marching with the hardy ranks of the Hittites!

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Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar



Four sons. One throne. A world on the precipice.

1315 BC: Tensions soar between the great powers of the Late Bronze Age. The Hittites stand toe-to-toe with Egypt, Assyria and Mycenaean Ahhiyawa, and war seems inevitable. More, the fierce Kaskan tribes – age-old enemies of the Hittites – amass at the northern borders.

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Gordon Doherty Paul wrote: "Thank you very much for the friends add.
Wish me luck on your goodreads giveaway :-)
Legionary Viper of the North (Legionary, #2) by Gordon Doherty"


Most welcome, Paul. Fingers crossed for you on the giveaway - not long to go now ;)


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Paul Thank you very much for the friends add.
Wish me luck on your goodreads giveaway :-)
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Gordon Doherty Lucinda wrote: "Dear Gordon,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and for acepting the request. I am looking forward to reading your work (which looks increadible!) and discussing books..."


Cheers Lucinda,

I look forward to chatting with you too. I'm hoping to have more time to really get involved in GoodReads in the next few months, so I'll see you on the forums and discussion boards.

Best,
Gordon


Lucinda Dear Gordon,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and for acepting the request. I am looking forward to reading your work (which looks increadible!) and discussing books and authors with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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JoJo Look forward to reading your work. Thanks for the add. Have a wonderful week.


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