Historical Novels

I have published four novels of historical fiction.

The Il-khan’s Wife (2002)

This paperback novel is out of print (although there may be some copies available on the secondhand market.)

A completely new and revised edition of this novel has now been published under a new title, The Gammadion (see below)

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The Gammadion (2021/2022)

A mission for the princes of Europe precipitates Venetian nobleman Giovanni di Montercervino into romance and danger at the court of Arghun, Mongol ruler of Persia.

Arghun, the great-great-grandson of Temuchin, is dying. But there are those who would hasten his death for political reasons, while others would sacrifice his wife Nadia for personal ones. Beautiful and talented, but victim of a barbaric Mongol marriage law which passes her from ruler to ruler, Nadia desires only to protect her son until he reaches manhood. Torn between her duty as a wife and her love for the Christian envoy, she must discover the identity of her secret enemy before it is too late.

And must Giovanni compromise his faith to save the Muslim woman her loves?

Now available as an e-book from Amazon, Kobo and all major platforms.

A paperback is also available from Amazon UK, price £10.50, and will appear shortly in their US, Eurozone and other stores.

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The Tiger and the Cauldron (2004)

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Fifteen-year-old Hassan returns to his native Persia in search of adventure, but emotionally unprepared for a chance encounter that will cahange his life.

Saved from a degrading forced marriage, sixteen-year-old Princess Doquz is bent on revenge for her humiliation. With the rebel commander, Ahmed Sabbah, she declares war on the Mongol Il-khanate.

But Doquz is reluctant to play the religious card that will help her brother Ghazan to the throne of Persia, until  a reunion with Hassan, her childhood companion, forces her to reappraise her objectives and her sexuality.

From Tabriz to the Valley of the Assassins, deep in the Alburz Mountains, Hassan and Doquz pursue their quest, unaware of secrets that can destroy them both … and Sabbah must break a solemn oath to save them.

Currently available as a serial on the blog page at this web address

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The Dark Side of the Fylfot (2021)

The Dark Side of the Fylfot is a mediaeval fantasy, an imaginative retelling of the Ratcatcher (Pied Piper) of Hameln legend. Originally published as a paperback in 2010, it has been revised and updated with new material.

Saxony, 1348

Gretl is a child when the Great Mortality strikes Brunswick and not all her grandfather Sano’s learning can protect the family from tragedy. And when Gretl becomes a victim of the bitter and lustful Akhtar, Sano must confront the past and his own guilt to heal her hurt.

When the Black Death returns. Gretl and Lou, her father, are determined to discover the cause and find a cure. To do that, they must confront ignorance, superstition and religious dogma. Not only that: casting his still-malevolent gaze on the family is Akhtar, intent on pursuing his mad, perverted ambitions. But who is Akhtar, and what is the origin of the strange power he wields over people? Will Gretl learn too late that all magic is in the mind?

Buy the e-book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091ZB954G

It is also available in print format.

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