Peter Whitaker

Biography

I am someone who has a profound interest in life and all the many and diverse subjects that it has to offer. I live and work in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a citizen of the forgotten city of Kingston Upon Hull. I was educated at Coleg Harlech, Gwynedd, North Wales, an institution that gave me so much, including a deeper appreciation of literature and a journey into Philosophy.
Eugenica is a book I started work on as a means of promoting a positive image of the disabled. As a disabled person myself I am only too aware how we can be totally misrepresented, whether wilfully or otherwise, by the media. It is a blend of adventure, dark science fiction, and an awful lot of referencing to things popular in the 1930’s that I still enjoy today.
I am happily married with two children. I dream of being a full-time author and I would like to see my football team Hull City win the Premier League title one day.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Big, curved, four legs, an uncomfortable chair, cluttered, cold in winter, hot in summer, my sanctuary. One day I'd like it to be in my own study!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the City of Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I am not sure if this has influenced my writing at all really, at least not consciously. I like Hull but I have lived elsewhere, Harlech in North Wales and Warminster in Wiltshire for example. No, I don't think that the places themselves have influenced me as much as the experiences that I have had throughout my life.
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Where to find Peter Whitaker online

Series

The Sorrow Song Trilogy
The great battles of 1066 are the backdrop against which the Sorrow Song Trilogy is told. Coenred, a huscarl, is the warrior who strides over all three battlefields. In The War Wolf he fights at Fulford Gate alongside his lords, the brothers Eorl Edwin of Mercia and Eorl Morcar of Northumbria. King Hardrada of Norway has invaded the north of England with the largest Viking army ever to set foot in the kingdom. For Rapture of Ravens sees Coenred returns to fight at Stamford Bridge. King Harold has marched north in 5 days to rescue the captured city of York. Finally, Coenred finds himself in the south of England to stand with his king, Harold Godwinson, at Sentlach Ridge, near the town of Hastings. Before them amasses the army of the invader, Duke Guillaume of Normandy, an enemy they have not fought against before. Rich in historical detail, impeccably researched, the Sorrow Song Trilogy brings to life England's apocalyptic year of 1066. Events are seen from the perspective of both historical personages and fictional characters who occupy lower the levels of social classes of their times.
The War Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD.
For Rapture of Ravens
Price: $1.99 USD.
The Blade's Fell Blow
Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

The Devil Within Us
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 114,050. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Devil Within Us is a fast paced thriller set in 1933. On a mountain that straddles the border of Canada and the USA a mad man called Mephistopheles has built a fortress from which he threatens world peace with an arsenal of advanced weapons. A group of foreign agents form an alliance of expediency to meet the threat, but neither they nor their mission is exactly as it appears.
The Blade's Fell Blow
Series: The Sorrow Song Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,910. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The final instalment of the Sorrow Song Trilogy, The Blade's Fell Blow recounts the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Coenred, who fought at the two previous battles, has marched south to stand beside King Harold of England. Opposing them is Duke Guillaume of Normandy. The Normans are pressed by the approach of winter, the Saxons hold the high ground and will stand all day to repel the invader.
For Rapture of Ravens
Series: The Sorrow Song Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,380. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
September 1066. The largest Viking army ever to set foot in England has captured York, the capital of Northumbria. Coenred stands with King Harold at Stamford Bridge. Before them is King Hardrada of Norway and Harold's traitorous brother, Tostig Godwinson. Two great armies are about to clash. A king will fall and a huscarl will prove himself before his king and for the woman he loves.
The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 174,180. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom is an epic fantasy in a Napoleonic style. The Mountain Kingdom has existed for 5,000 years. The last King of the Pareb Dynasty is dying, however, and his only child is the Princess Saran, but women cannot rule on the Holy Mountain. For the past 500 years they have been banished from all positions of authority. Saran is not like most women of Oroson, however. Aft
Mesozoic
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 82,650. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A time travel dinosaur adventure that sees a group of stranded scientists racing across the Mesozoic Era to stop a killer and find a way home. Unaware of a traitor in their midst they must avoid dinosaur encounters and reach the last working time travel machine before it is destroyed by the killer. Dealing with dinosaurs is hazardous, dealing with fellow humans even more so.
Eugenica
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 164,460. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A dark adventure set in a 1930's alternate history where a world, and Britain in particular, comes under the rule of Eugenics. A group of young people become pawns in a secret war involving pursuit by car, plane, and train. Powerful government agents pursue Grace and Tom who are persecuted for failing the eugenic test. A roller coaster of an imaginative ride!
The War Wolf
Series: The Sorrow Song Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110,030. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
England's saga of 1066 opens with the forgotten Battle of Fulford Gate. The largest Viking army ever to set foot in the British Isles lands under the command of King Harald Hardrada of Norway and his ally Tostig Godwinson, brother to Harold, King of the Saxons. The huscarl Coenred stands before the spears of his enemies, fighting for his people, his lords, and the woman he has come late to love.

Peter Whitaker's tag cloud

1066    1930s    action    adventure    alternate history    assassin    aviation    battle    battles    britain    canons    dark    dinosaurs    dystopia    epic fantasy    eugenics    fiction    hastings    heroines    historical    intrigue    invasion    magick    medieval    monsters    muskets    mystery    normans    prehistoric    saxons    science    secret agents    spies    thriller    time travel    vikings