Derek Birks


Derek was born in Hampshire in England but spent his teenage years in Auckland, New Zealand where he still has strong family ties.
For many years he taught history in a secondary school in Berkshire but took early retirement several years ago to concentrate on his writing.
Apart from writing, he spends his time gardening, travelling, walking and taking part in archaeological digs at a Roman villa.

Feud is the first book in the Rebels and Brothers series. Other books are A Traitor's Fate and Kingdom of Rebels. The final book, The Last Shroud, is out in August 2015.

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Kingdom of Rebels
Series: Rebels & Brothers, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,660. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » Action
It is four years since Ned Elder was forced into exile. Far away at a beleaguered fort on the Scottish border, his fiery sister, Eleanor, anxiously awaits his return. She has his young son in her charge - a son he has never seen. The castle seems certain to fall and the fate of the Elders lies once more in the balance. If there is no word from Ned, Eleanor knows she must take up the fight...
A Traitor's Fate
Series: Rebels & Brothers, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 154,770. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » Action
It is 1464. Ned Elder and his two sisters, Emma & Eleanor, have enjoyed a hard-won peace and their feud with the Radcliffes seems long over, but one man never accepted the outcome. After three bitter years of waiting to destroy the Elders, a new ally provides him with a fresh opportunity for revenge.
Series: Rebels & Brothers, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 157,400. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » Action
1459. As the Wars of the Roses begin, some old local scores are being settled. The Radcliffe family strike against the Elders with no warning: a father executed, a brother butchered, two sisters abducted and a household ransacked. Only Ned Elder, a young knight, is left to fight back with the help of a few loyal companions. No one is safe as the bitter feud is played out to its brutal conclusion.

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