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I'm a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.
My love of history was piqued during spells living and working close to both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, sites of rich history winding back through thousands of years. The later Roman Empire and Byzantium hold a particular fascination for me. There is something quite special about the metamorphosis from late antiquity into the 'dark ages' and the medieval period.
While historical fiction is my passion, I enjoy writing comedy and sci-fi too. Perhaps one day I'll find a way to combine all three.
Anyway, happy reading!
on Nov. 17, 2011 :
I just finished this book. I have to say that i really enjoyed it ! And i'm looking forward to the next installment to this series !
I'm not totally sure it follows history as it really happened but i do not really care ! What i really appreciate is that this book was a very fast and easy read BUT it really built a story. And this is what a lot of books lack. Be an easy read AND be really good built up ! So, thumbs up to the writer 8 You've got one more fan ! Greets from Belgium
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
on Oct. 10, 2011 :
Good book, will be familiar to people who enjoy books by contemporary historical fiction writers Conn Iggulden or Bernard Cornwall.
Looking forward to Gordon Doherty's next book.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)