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The White Hawk!

God for Lancaster! God for Saint George! 

Book One of The White Hawk (Revenge), my family saga set during The Wars of the Roses, is now available as an audiobook, narrated by Ian Kingsley. I toed a slightly different line to the norm with this series, and wrote it from the perspective of a family of minor Lancastrian gentry instead of the currently fashionable pro-Yorkist stance. There are, of c... Read more of this blog post »
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“Only in economics is endless expansion seen as a virtue. In biology it is called cancer.”
David Pilling, The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations

“While his comrades got stuck in, Richie knelt beside Davey and turned him over. His cousin's cheeks had a blueish tinge to them, his eyes were closed. Richie pressed his ear against Davey's chest.
The heartbeat was strong enough. Alive, thank God. Unconsious, but alive. Richie took out his water bottle and upended it over Davey's face.
"Your debt is paid, cousin of mine," he said as a faint moan sounded in the other's throat. "Now let us be friends again.”
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“I led my portion of the rearguard across the open ground to the right of the prince’s battalion, and surged into the first company of Castilian reinforcements as they tried to arrange into a defensive line. They were well-equipped foot with steel helms and leather jacks, glaives and axes, but demoralised and unwilling to stand against a charge of heavy horse. I skewered a serjeant in the front rank with my lance and rode over him as the men behind him scattered, yelling in fear and hurling their banners away as they ran.
If all the Castilians had behaved in such a manner, we would have had an easy time of it, but now Enrique flung his household knights into the fray. It had started to rain heavily, sheets of water blown by strong winds across the battlefield, and a phalanx of Castilian lancers on destriers came plunging out of the murk, smashing into the front rank of my division. A lance shattered against my cuisse, almost knocking me from the saddle, but I kept my seat and slashed at the knight with my broadsword as he hurtled past, chopping an iron leaf from the chaplet encircling his basinet, but doing no other damage.
My men held together under the Castilian charge, and soon there was a fine swirling mêlée in progress. I was surrounded by visored helms and glittering blades, men yelling and horses screaming, and glimpsed my standard bearer ahead of me, shouting and fending off two Castilians with the butt of his lance. Another Englishman rode in to help him, throwing his arms around one of the Castilians and heaving him out of the saddle with sheer brute strength, and then a fresh wave of steel and horseflesh, thrown up by the violent, shifting eddies of battle, closed over them and shut off my view.
I couldn’t bear to lose my banner again, and charged into the mass of fighting men, clearing a path with the sword’s edge. A mace or similar hammered against my back-plate, sending bolts of agony shooting up my spine, and my foot slipped out of the stirrup as I leaned drunkenly in the saddle, black spots reeling before my eyes.”
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David Pilling Christopher wrote: "I was looking over books you have penned and your series on the Age of Arthur piqued my interest. Although my published work so far are about Southern folklore and Civil War history, I have always ..."

Thanks Christopher, I appreciate it :) Best of luck with your work.


Christopher Coleman I was looking over books you have penned and your series on the Age of Arthur piqued my interest. Although my published work so far are about Southern folklore and Civil War history, I have always had a keen interest in the Age of Arthur. Unfortunately, both Hollywood and most fiction authors seem really hung up on the Mallory/French Romance version of the cycle. I am so tired of dudes in tin cans swanning about the countryside in search of fair damsels--or variants thereof. So I was heartened that you did not take that path and portrayed the Brittonic Period instead in a more historically correct late & post Roman context and drawing on the rich Celtic traditions. Kudos to your originality, I intend to put your Arthurian series on my to read list.


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David Pilling Samantha wrote: "I've taken advantage of so many of your Kindle deals and giveaways, that I decided it was time I contribute to your income and ordered a paperback of 'Nowhere Was There Peace' today. Can't wait to ..."

Cheers Samantha! :)


Samantha I've taken advantage of so many of your Kindle deals and giveaways, that I decided it was time I contribute to your income and ordered a paperback of 'Nowhere Was There Peace' today. Can't wait to read it! :-)


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