David Bowman

Biography

Born in 1956 in the East Anglian Fens in England he moved to Nottingham to study for his business degree. In line with the current myth of the time he met, courted and married a local girl and they have now been married for 30 years. They still live within 10 miles of Nottingham and have two adult children and are have just become grandparents for the first time! Following a career in software development and IT management David was forced to give up work in 2005 to look after both his wife and daughter both of whom were suffering from different life threatening illnesses. To fill the time and take his mind off of the domestic and financial issues David eventually turned to his love of both photography and writing. Seven Sisters was the first product of the latter and has been followed by a prodigious number of works.

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Books

Carthaginian Empire - Book 6 - The Viking Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 29 to 32 of the original series.
Carthaginian Empire - Book 5 - The Germanic Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,130. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 23 to 28 of original series.
Carthaginian Empire - Book 4 - The Roman Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,960. Language: French. Published: May 9, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 16 to 22 of the original series.
Carthaginian Empire - Book 3 - The Macedonean Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 12 to 15 of the original series and a bonus episode previously only available in the print anthology.
Carthaginian Empire - Book 2 - The Greek Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,050. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 5 to 11 of the original series and a bonus episode previously only available in the print anthology.
Carthaginian Empire - Book 1 - The Barbarian Cycle
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Series: Carthaginian Empire, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Previously only available as individual e-book short stories, this collection features episodes 1 to 4 of the original Carthaginian Empire series and two bonus episodes previously only available in the print anthology.
Imperator
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Series: Seven Sisters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,860. Language: British English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The third and final book in the Seven Sisters trilogy. To avoid a painful execution, Crastus must take the purple, or die trying. As Emperor, with a job he didn't want he aquires a war he wanted even less. Faced with the daunting prospect of fighting at the Seven Sisters complex for one more time, Crastus has one more challenge. This time, it's personal! This time, they know he's coming!
Carthaginian Empire 20 - Caesar Free!
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The tribes of Gaul have been a thorn in the side of Carthage. Penned in by Carthaginian occupied Spain to the West, Britain to the North, Italy to the East and the even wilder tribes across the Rhine the Gauls must fight or die. When a slave of Roman descent saves a Carthaginian force from defeat he is given his freedom and joins the officer corps of the army. It is 56BC and his name was Julius.
Carthaginian Empire 19 - Crucift Them!
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Seventy years ago the might of Carthage was brought to bear on the city of Rome. Now as Carthage focuses on troubles further abroad Rome sees the chance to rebel, the final chance to win back their freedom and their own destiny. If they lose, the savagery of the response will knows no bounds. It is 146BC and now Carthage intends to truly rule the Mediterranean.
Carthaginian Empire 18 - Bay of Naples
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
With the Roman fleet at the bottom of the sea and Hannibal’s mercenary army marauding down the east coast of Italy, Rome are up against it. When the entire Roman army is butchered at the battle of Cannae and Hannibal’s brother lands another army in the Bay of Naples Rome is given a choice. Surrender or be sacked. It is 216BC and the last challenger against Carthage’s reign is on her knees.
Carthaginian Empire 17 - The Galley
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Based on a true documented incident. There is an secret to the way the Carthaginians build galleys - built to a standard design and each piece is marked. You can take one apart and use it as a set of templates to build more. Rome uses a captured galley to build a fleet of 225 ships in less than 45 days and challenge Carthaginian supremacy. Its 217BC and Rome takes its chance.
Carthaginian Empire 16 - Stalemate
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Over several years the armies of Carthage and Rome have fought each other to bloody stalemate. Neither can gain a decisive advantage. On the sea Carthage’s fleet reigns supreme and the tiny Roman navy is no match for the bigger, faster, more numerous and better trained Carthaginians. It is 264BC and the First Punic War is going nowhere fast.
Carthaginian Empire 15 - Empires
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
When two empires meet history shows only one will stand. Persia covers more land than Carthage who controls the Mediterranean and its wealth from shore to distant shore. As the two empires confront each other in a hundred little skirmishes one will survive and one will fall. It is 330BC and if Persia falls only one small emerging state will stand in the way of Carthaginian suzerainty - Rome.
Carthaginian Empire 14 - Tyre
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Having conquered Egypt it is time for the army of Carthage to move north up the coast. First the city of Tyre stands in their way and if they can subdue the fabled island citadel then Darius is massing the largest army ever seen to face them on the banks of the gentle river Issus. A river that will run with blood before the year is out. It is 333BC and Carthage must fight on land and sea.
Carthaginian Empire 13 - Desert Rats
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Unsettled by the Persian advances into Africa and threatened by the increased Persian military presence along the East Coast of the Mediterranean from the Dardanelles all the way to Egypt; Carthage must act. The Persians are expecting a naval attack from a naval power so when the Carthaginians strike from the desert surprise is paramount. It is 339BC and Carthage faces its greatest enemy yet.
Seven Sisters
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Series: Seven Sisters, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
In an intact 9th Century Roman Empire one man has the chance to fight one battle to bring an end to civil war. To besiege the most highly fortified city in the empire, its seven forts and water defences. Thanks to his devious emperor, he hasn’t got enough troops or enough time but he must win for the empire, and use the new weapons at his disposal. He can do this, but can he do it in time?
Carthaginian Empire 12 - Macedonean Rebellion
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Phillip would be king of Macedonia if the Carthaginians hadn’t arrived. Now he must lead a last desperate rebellion against the overlords from across the sea. Is it still his destiny to rule or has Carthage the wit and might to destroy the dynasty before Alexander is even born. It is 359BC and the nexus of history is upon them.
Carthaginian Empire 11 - Revenge
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
After the failed assassination Handro must act. Has Lysander truly decided to change sides? Why send a Theban? Why are there plumes of thick smoke rising from Thebes? If Lysander is dead and the Spartans have gone mad with blood lust is it time to remove this cancer from Greece? It is 392BC and finally Handro can complete the unification of Greece under Carthage’s rule.
Carthaginian Empire 10 - Assassin
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Handro is taking a well earned rest in Athens. One night a slight sound disturbs him. Is the assassin still in the room? Who is he? Why does he want Handro dead? All is not as it seems as even his allies are turning against him. Has the whole of Greece gone mad? It is 393BC and Handro is fighting for his own life in his own bed while the world waits breathlessly on the victor.
Carthaginian Empire 09 - Return to Athens
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Handro and Carthage have won but the cities of Greece have closed their gates to him and his Spartan allies. The Spartans stormed Corinth and reduced it. Handro must avoid that fate for Thebes and Athens. Does the legendary general/diplomat have the skills to prevent it? Can he destroy the powerbase states without destroying the cities? Its 394BC and Handro must act to prevent barbarism.
Carthaginian Empire 08 - Nemea And Coronea
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Ten years of bitter war - the combined armies of Sparta and Carthage under charismatic leaders Lysander and Handro have the chance to end it. They must eliminate the armies of their four largest opponents. Sparta are the masters of hoplite warfare. Carthage with their sea power are masters of flexibility. Can these two actually work together and win? This is 394BC. Greece is in the melting pot.
Carthaginian Empire 07 - Handro and Athens
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Athens has been humbled in battle, her army broken, her fleets destroyed. Athens herself is untouched. Handro has his orders to humiliate but not sack the city. It’s a formidable city to attack even with its reduced garrison. Can he walk the fine line between destroying Athens’ morale and uniting the Greek city states? By capturing the Vestal Virgins will he go too far? It’s now 404BC.
Carthaginian Empire 06 - Handro's Fleet
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Sparta and Athens are fighting again. But which one does Carthage want to win? Sparta’s fleet is small and resents no real threat at sea. Her army is large and superb. Athens’ fleets control the eastern Med. How long can Carthage allow this state of affairs to continue? Handro will play his own game at this table. Its 405BC and Greece is the melting pot.
Carthaginian Empire 05 - Syracuse
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Hanno’s grandson has a problem. Carthage wants control of Sicily. So does Athens. Only the port of Syracuse holds out against Carthage’s ambitions. But it has held out for four long years. Carthage is sick of war. Carthage wants its son’s home. Can his final desperate plan succeed in breaking Athens final holding in the Western Mediterranean? Its 409BC Can Handro meet and make his destiny?
Carthaginian Empire 04 - Anaxagoras
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
A sorry for himself Athenian mathematician, exiled from Athens on pain of death. But for Carthage his theories could lead to a navigation system. Anaxagoras has a choice. Help the natural enemies of Athens or fade into obscurity? Hanno wants his man; and his secrets to accurate navigation. Its 450BC and Hanno now knows he needs just one piece for the picture; to take Cartage on to its destiny.
Carthaginian Empire 03 - Shipwrights
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Hanno has a trick nobody else knows. His ships are mass produced. English oak is stronger than any timber available in the Mediterranean. Can Carthaginian engineering help his allies to achieve peace with the neighboring tribes? Can he convince them that trade is better than war with Carthage and her allies? Its 460BC. England is changing. Carthage is changing. Is Hanno right?
Carthaginian Empire 02 - Homecoming
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Hanno has made friends with the locals, even married the chief’s daughter but can he get home? He needs to repair his ships but his tools don’t work well on the local oak. Can he turn it to his advantage? Meanwhile what of the trader; can he be trusted? Could he be dealt with without offending the chief? Should he do so anyway? What is this mysterious fortress Mai Dan? Could these be allies?
Carthaginian Empire 01 - Explorer
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The Carthaginian explorer Hanno left the Med to sail south, the mother of all storms has pushed him north. His fleet of war galleys, battered and exhausted, are pinned against a hostile shore. The shore is lined with hundreds of armed tribesmen. Only one man speaks both languages. Can Hanno make friends, allies, can he even get home? This is 470BC, this is England. Hanno doesn’t know that.
On Seminary Ridge
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2009 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Robert E Lee was offered command of Union forces before he rode south to join the Confederacy, choosing State over Federal rights. If he had decided the other way, just maybe the fateful Third day at Gettysburg might well have gone differently.

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