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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The Last Shroud
Series: Rebels & Brothers, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 149,160. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Wars of the Roses must be settled on the field of battle. The prize? The crown of England. July 1469: a revolt breaks out against King Edward IV and he calls upon Ned Elder to help restore order. Meanwhile, divisions in the Elder household threaten its very survival. Who among the Elders will emerge unscathed from the bloodiest crisis of the Wars of the Roses?
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.

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