David Black


David Black lives in Hertfordshire, UK. After more than 15 years as a regular and reserve soldier he now works as a full time writer. Based on a mixture of fiction and his own experiences, David is writing a new and highly original series of novels concerning the dangerous global missions of SAS Sgt. Pat Farrell, and the men from the ultra secret SAS reserve – The Shadow Squadron.

David set the sequel to The Great Satan - (Shadow Squadron #1) - called Dark Empire - (Shadow Squadron #2) in Africa, where Pat Farrell and members of his SAS Two Troop will feel the full force and horror of inter-tribal civil war in the Congo. The Devil's Web - (Shadow Squadron #3) has also recently been released.

He also completed a thrilling book called Siege of Faith, which concerns the terrible siege of Malta in 1565, when the Ottoman Empire invaded with 40,000 troops, intent on the destruction of the last of the crusaders - The holy order of the Knights of St. John. See also the new Siege of Faith sequel - Inca Sun.

Playing for England - A detailed look at his early military experiences, and a compelling first-hand account of his SAS selection.

EAGLE'S OF THE DAMNED - David wrote an exciting novel based on the tragic events in AD9, when three of Rome's toughest Legions were annihilated in the unforgiving depths of the Teutoburg forest, on the northern rim of the Empire. Only a traitor in their midst could have connived to put over twenty thousand Romans to the sword, during 72 hours of stomach-churning terror and unimaginable horror.

David is currently planning another book - Cold Steel - comprising a collection of short stories of WW1.

Where to find David Black online

Where to buy in print


The Devil's Web
Series: Shadow Squadron, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: British English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Al-Qaeda's sinister plan will send shock waves of horror and revulsion around the world. It's message simple: Al-Qaeda can still strike anywhere, and the West, despite it’s awesome fire-power and past success, cannot stop them. SAS Sgt Pat Farrell and his men will be tested far beyond the limits of their usual courage and determination, in this terrifying battle against the forces of evil.
The Cold Light of Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A short story: In 1916, the war on the Western Front was locked in stalemate. Sometimes, surrounded by horror and tragedy men cracked. When 18-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Starkey was commissioned into the infantry, he crossed the Channel and joined his new battalion in Belgium. The realities of war, and cruel circumstance led him to a nightmare scenario, where no British officer wanted to go.
Inca Sun
Series: The chronicles of Sir Richard Starkey, Book 2. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: British English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
From his glittering palace in Madrid, Catholic King Phillip II of Spain is beginning God's work. He plans a great Armada to invade his hated enemy, Protestant England. He'll fund his holy enterprise using riches torn from the dank and dripping mines of his New World colonies. Sir Richard must face an old enemy. Will he find peace and an end to the bitter blood feud which began on Malta?
Dark Empire
Series: Shadow Squadron, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,800. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the second of the thrilling SAS Shadow Squadron series, Sgt. Pat Farrell and his men are back in action, in DARK EMPIRE. On a training mission in Kenya, they are ordered into the heart of Africa, on what should be a straightforward humanitarian rescue mission. Unfortunately, nothing is straightforward on the Dark Continent.
Eagles of the Damned
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,350. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
The year was AD 9. The long summer campaigning season was over. Centurion Rufus and his battle-hardened century - part of three mighty Legions, was returning to the safety of permanent winter quarters beside the Rhine. Like his commanding General, the veteran Centurion suspected nothing. All marched blissfully unaware, until the entire Germana province exploded in bloody rebellion around them.
Wargame Paintball Field Owners Manual
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business
Thinking of setting up a new Paintball Company and don't know where to begin? Using 26+ years of front-line Paintball experience Wargame Paintball's revised Field Owner's Manual is packed with useful tips on starting from scratch and building a new company in the exciting world of commercial Paintball without the expensive safety net of an costly franchise.
Playing for England
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,320. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
When David Black took a slug in the eye, it seemed his military career was over, or was it? He began to rebuild his shattered life by taking a most extreme road to salvation...elite British army SAS selection. With a 90% failure rate, has David set the bar too high? Has he embarked on an impossible quest? Join him on the barren and unforgiving mountains of south Wales, and see for yourself.
Siege of Faith
Series: The chronicles of Sir Richard Starkey, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
A powerful story of heroism, love and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the epic and terrible five-month siege of Christian Malta in 1565, when 40,000 Muslim warriors invaded the island. The invaders battle plan was simple - annihilate the devout Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem; the last of the Crusaders, sworn to protect Malta to the last drop of their noble Christian blood.
The Great Satan
Series: Shadow Squadron, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The first of his compelling new Shadow Squadron series, author David Black has produced his own fictional nightmare scenario: What if the Iraqi weapons that were said to be dismantled in the late 1990s included the ultimate WMD? And what if deposing Saddam Hussein left one of his most ruthless military leaders still at large, actively seeking a customer for Iraq’s only viable nuclear bomb?

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