David Pilling

Biography

David Pilling is 32 years old and currently works in the Library and Archive at the Tate Gallery in London. Previous jobs included stints at The Royal Opera House and The School of Oriental and African Studies.

He has been writing fiction and non-fiction on a freelance basis for the past three years, and many of his non-fictional articles have appeared in various regional and national UK publications.

His fiction is inspired by his love of historical and science fiction and authors such as George McDonald Fraser, George R.R.Martin and Bernard Cornwell.

Where to find David Pilling online


Books

Son of the Stars
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Series: Sorrow, Book 16. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"A song of hope and sorrow, born on the coming storm." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Last King of Ghor
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Series: Sorrow, Book 15. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"Fear makes a foe. Courage makes a king." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Eagle's Slumber
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Series: Sorrow, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
"Threads of a patchwork king, unpicked by the eyrie's wind." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Sack of Hasan
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Series: Sorrow, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“Between life and death, there lies but a heartbeat.” An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The High Bloods
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Series: Sorrow, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
"To find the truth, seek the High Places." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Gray Man
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Series: Sorrow, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"From winter's decay bloom the flowers of spring." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Crooked Man
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Series: Sorrow, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
"In the time of Sorrow, one shall take shelter under the Dead, and there be met by the Crooked Man.” An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The Prophet's Dreams
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Series: Sorrow, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
"A prophet's dream is a warrior's fate." An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock.
The City of Eagles
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Series: Sorrow, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Felipe, the Knight of Occido, wanders the wilderness in search of Sorrow. Battered and exhausted, even his dreams are plagued by his hated grand master, Fulk, urging him ever on to find the child. Hasan, The City of Eagles, is under siege while its leader General Saqr is consumed by madness and despair.
The Maker of Pain
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Series: Sorrow, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock. To the east, the Empire of Temeria is nearing the end of a long civil war, in which rival Generals have fought like mad dogs.
The Field of the White Bull
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Series: Sorrow, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Sorrow now travels with the Moon-Walkers as a slave, yet it isn't long before they encounter foes even his captors fear. But who is really behind the drama that ensues? Meanwhile, the Templar knights have been conscripted by General Saqr as he prepares to face General Anma's hordes at the infamous Field of the White Bull. As the Templars prepare for blood, they pray that their war god is watching.
The King's Glory
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Series: Sorrow, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The two surviving Generals of the bloody Temerian civil war, Anma and Saqr, prepare for one last battle for the coveted title of Emperor. As they join the Moon-Walkers on their journey through the desert, Sorrow finds out whether his trust in Bail was justified. The Templar Knights face a long and dangerous voyage. They face starvation, disease and pirates, but darker forces are at work.
The Gelded Wolf
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Series: Sorrow, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As the Winter Realm slides into chaos, Felipe De Gascur and his fellow knights don't get far before they are forced to fight for their lives. Far away in Temeria, Sorrow and Bail must learn to trust each other if they are to survive the barren wastes. The evil Raven Queen charges Colken with an errand, but his heart is not in it...
The Wolf of Fairburn
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The end looms for Sir John Swale as he deserts Balliol's doomed campaign in Scotland and races home to try and rescue his family from the Folville Brotherhood. Time and fate, however, are not on his side...
The House of Unkindness
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Series: Sorrow, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"Rumour spreads. Agents are dispatched. The race for Sorrow begins."
The Burned Earth
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Series: Sorrow, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The future of the realm is at stake, but the stars are about to align...
The Lady of the Forest
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Unable to return to England to protect his family, Sir John Swale finds his life at risk as he seeks to protect the self-proclaimed King of Scots, Edward Balliol. Meanwhile, his wife is taken hostage by the outlaw chief James Coterel and a ransom demanded for her return.
Dupplin Moor
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The wheel of fortune turns full circle as Sir John Swale and Sir Malcolm Forbes face each other across a battleground at Dupplin Moor. As the hugely outnumbered army of the pretender to the Scottish throne, Edward Balliol, engages the royal Scottish host, Swale looks for the black lion banner among the enemy lines...
The Ring of Steel
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Series: Sorrow, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In an obscure and barren desert, far away from wars and politics, a peaceful nomadic tribe is attacked at night and wiped out by a mysterious enemy. There is only one survivor, a young boy named Sorrow after an ancient prophecy. As the world looks for redemption, those who crave total power will stop at nothing to get to acquire the child, Sorrow.
The Mercy of God
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
John Swale's family is offered divine assistance to heal their crippled daughter Joan, but does the offer come from God or the Devil?
John Crabbe
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The notorious Flemish pirate, John Crabbe, has achieved fame and fortune preying on English merchant shipping on behalf of the beleaguered Scots. Now settled as a respectable burgess in the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, he is approached by a young Scottish knight with a fierce hatred for 'the southron'...
The Wild Hunt
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ordered by King Edward to hunt down Eustace Folville and his ilk, Sir John Swale rides into Leicestershire at the head of a small army, determined to put an end to the outlaws once and for all, and avenge a long-standing insult to his honour.
The Pretender
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
War looms in Scotland as a boy-king ascends the throne, and a pretender to his crown returns from years of exile in France...
A Company of Thieves
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Life has not been kind to Eustace Folville since the fall from power of his patrons, Mortimer and Isabella. Ambushed and almost murdered in his home, he decides the time has come to gather together the most dangerous outlaws in England and strike at the heart of law and government.
The Best Weapon by Martin Bolton and David Pilling
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,440. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two young men, born on opposite ends of the world, are inexorably drawn together by forces outside their control or understanding. Created and manipulated by demonic forces, they must take charge of their own destiny and seek to prevent the very disaster they are supposed to bring about. As their world slides into war and chaos, they are faced with the ultimate question: can men do without Gods?
The Black Lion of Forbes
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Winter 1331, and the survivors of Sir John Swale's butchered family must confront their past and decide where their loyalties lie.
Royal Favour
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Sir John Swale and his family have returned to England, but can they stay together With a young, aggressive new king on the throne, England seems to have recovered from the dark days of Edward II..however, the shadow of the previous reign still lingers. Sir John Swale finds himself caught up in the scramble for royal favour, even as he struggles to hold onto his increasingly estranged wife.
Exiles
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Can Sir John Swale keep his family together in the face of war, exile and the cruelty of nature...and does he have the will to do so?
The King Stag
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The year is 1331, five years on from the events in Folville's Law. Sir John Swale and Elizabeth Clinton have forged a new life in exile, but Swale longs to return home. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in England as rival factions threaten a renewal of civil war.
Folville's Law
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Series: The John Swale Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,340. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
When Sir John Swale, knight of Cumberland, is sent on a secret mission to the Midlands by his ruthless and corrupt master, little does he suspect that his life, and the future of his country, is about to change forever.

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