David Blixt

Biography

Repeated Editor's Choice from the Historical Novel Society (HER MAJESTY'S WILL, VOICE OF THE FALCONER, FORTUNE'S FOOL, THE FOUR EMPERORS) and 2015 Finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction (THE PRINCE'S DOOM).

Author David Blixt's work is consistently described as "intricate," "taut," and "breathtaking." A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the Roman Empire (the COLOSSUS series, his play EVE OF IDES) to early Renaissance Italy (the STAR-CROSS'D series) up through the Elizabethan era (his delightful espionage comedy HER MAJESTY'S WILL, starring Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as hapless spies). His novels combine a love of the theatre with a deep respect for the quirks and passions of history. As the Historical Novel Society said, "Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It's well worth it."

David continues to write, act, and travel. He has ridden camels around the pyramids at Giza, been thrown out of the Vatican Museum and been blessed by John-Paul II, scaled the Roman ramp at Masada, crashed a hot-air balloon, leapt from cliffs on small Greek islands, dined with Counts and criminals, climbed to the top of Mount Sinai, and sat in the Prince's chair in Verona's palace. But David is happiest at his desk, weaving tales of brilliant people in dire and dramatic straits. Living in Chicago with his wife and two children, David describes himself as "actor, author, father, husband. In reverse order."

For more about David and his novels, visit www.davidblixt.com.

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Books

Colossus: Stone & Steel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,720. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Judea, AD 66. A Roman legion suffers a catastrophic defeat at the hands of an angry band of Hebrews. Caught up in the tumult is Judah, inadvertent hero of Beth Horon, who now finds himself defending the besieged city of Jotapata. But with a general suffering delusions of grandeur, friends falling each day, and the Roman menace at the walls, Judah must brave a nightmare to save those he loves.
The Prince's Doom
Series: Star-Cross'd. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 258,580. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Adventure » Action
1328, Italy. Heart-broken and alone, Cesco turns his troubled brilliance to darker purposes, embracing a riotous life, challenging not only the lord of Verona and the Church, but the stars themselves. For once Pietro Alighieri welcomes Verona's intrigues, hoping to shake Cesco out of his torpor. But when the first body falls, it becomes clear the new game is deadly, threatening to doom them all.
Fortune's Fool
Series: Star-Cross'd. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 194,350. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Italy, 1326. While the brilliant heir of Verona is trained at the hand of a hard master, Pietro Alaghieri travels to Avignon to fight his excommunication. He doesn't know an old foe has been waiting to seize control of Verona itself. Meanwhile Cesco discovers the dangers of romance, falling hard for a woman far more clever than he imagines.
Voice Of The Falconer
Series: Star-Cross'd. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 178,500. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sequel to THE MASTER OF VERONA. Pietro Alighieri is living in exile in Ravenna, enduring the loss of his famous father. The death of Verona's Prince spurs a race back to Verona to put young Cesco della Scala on the throne. But, willful and brilliant, Cesco is determined not to be anyone's pawn. He defies even the stars. Shakespeare and Dante combine in this tale of Renaissance Italy!
The Master Of Verona
Series: Star-Cross'd. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 212,460. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Adventure » General
Shakespeare and Dante collide in this sweeping novel of Renaissance Italy! Dante's son Pietro falls under the sway of Verona’s charismatic ruler, Cangrande della Scala. Uncovering an infernal plot against Verona's infant heir, Pietro must protect the child while navigating a rivalry that will launch the most famous feud in literature and give birth to Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.
Her Majesty's Will
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
England, 1586. Swept up in the skirts of a mysterious stranger, young Will Shakespeare becomes entangled in a hilarious misadventure as he accidentally uncovers the Babington Plot, an attempt to murder Queen Elizabeth herself. Aided by the mercurial Kit Marlowe, chased by rebels, spies, his own government, his past, and a bear, the budding thespian proves himself to be Her Majesty's Will.

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