Gordon Doherty

Biography

I'm a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.

My love of history was first kindled by visits to the misty Roman ruins of Britain and the sun-baked antiquities of Turkey and Greece. My expeditions since have taken me all over the world and back and forth through time (metaphorically, at least), allowing me to write tales of the later Roman Empire, Byzantium, Classical Greece and even the distant Bronze Age. You can read a little more about me and my background here.

Where to find Gordon Doherty online

Series

Empires of Bronze
War is coming to the Bronze Age. It will be the cruellest war ever waged, and the Gods will gather to watch... 1315 B.C. the world is forged in bronze, and ruled by four mighty empires. Egypt, Assyria and Ahhiyawa (Homer's Greece) all vie for supremacy along with the fourth great superpower of the day: The Hittites! The Hittites ruled from the high, rugged plateau at the heart of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), commanding a ring of vassal states (most notably Troy) and boasting a ferocious army. Their king, titled Labarna and revered as the Sun itself, was every bit the equal of his rivals. The Hittites were pivotal to the great wars of their era. They were there when the Bronze Age collapsed. They bore the brunt of the cataclysmic events that destroyed the great powers, threw the Near East into a centuries-long dark age and changed the world forever. This is their story…
Legionary
The Roman Empire is crumbling, and a shadow looms in the east . . . In the 4th Century AD, countless barbarian tribes surge against the Eastern Roman Empire's borders, driven by a dark horde that has arrived from the great steppe. On the Danubian frontier, the situation is critical: the crumbling, neglected forts and watchtowers along the riverbank are thinly garrisoned by 'mere' limitanei - the impoverished border legions. Pavo, a slave freed and sent to serve with the XI Claudia in this precarious land, finds himself thrust into a tumultuous sequence of events that will shape his destiny and the fate of the Empire.
Strategos
When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire . . . the Haga! In the 11th century AD, the ailing Byzantine Empire teeters on the brink of full-blown war with the Seljuk Sultanate. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, a land riven with bloodshed and doubt, a dark hero rises from the ashes of the conflict. His journey will be a savage one, taking him from the snakepit of Constantinople to the blistering heart of the Seljuk realm . . . all the time leading him towards the fabled plains of Manzikert.

Books

Empires of Bronze: Thunder at Kadesh (Empires of Bronze #3)
Series: Empires of Bronze. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,010. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
It will be the cruellest war ever waged, and the Gods will gather to watch…
Empires of Bronze: Dawn of War (Empires of Bronze #2)
Series: Empires of Bronze. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A tale of far-flung desert adventure set in the distant Bronze Age. Two great empires on the brink of war, one last hope for peace…
Legionary: Dark Eagle (Legionary 8)
Series: Legionary, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
What hope has one forgotten soldier of bringing an emperor to justice?
Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar (Empires of Bronze #1)
Series: Empires of Bronze. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Four sons. One throne. A world on the precipice... 1315 BC: Tensions soar between the great powers of the Late Bronze Age. The Hittites stand toe-to-toe with Egypt, Assyria and Mycenaean Ahhiyawa, and war seems inevitable. More, the fierce Kaskan tribes – age-old enemies of the Hittites – amass at the northern borders.
Legionary: The Blood Road (Legionary 7)
Series: Legionary, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
381 AD: The Gothic War draws to a brutal climax, and the victor's name will be written in blood...
Strategos: The Complete Trilogy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 374,080. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire . . . the Haga!
Legionary: Empire of Shades (Legionary 6)
Series: Legionary, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
379 AD: The Roman Diocese of Thracia has fallen to the Gothic horde…
Legionary: Gods & Emperors (Legionary 5)
Series: Legionary, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,900. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The fate of the East rests on the edge of a sword as the legions and the Goths march to war…
Legionary: The Scourge of Thracia (Legionary 4)
Series: Legionary, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,780. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The legions are in tatters, and the Gothic hordes are gathering beyond the mountains . . .
Strategos: Island in the Storm (Strategos 3)
Series: Strategos, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 139,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The storm is upon us, Haga. The answers you seek dance within its wrath . . .
Legionary: Land of the Sacred Fire (Legionary 3)
Series: Legionary, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,630. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the eastern frontier . . .
Strategos: Rise of the Golden Heart (Strategos 2)
Series: Strategos, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,810. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Stay strong, Haga, for the Golden Heart will rise in the west. At dawn, he will wear the guise of a lion hunter. At noon, he will march to the east as if to conquer the sun itself. At dusk, you will stand with him in the final battle, like an island in the storm . . .
Legionary: Viper of the North (Legionary 2)
Series: Legionary, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,980. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Danubian frontier is weaker than ever, and a storm is gathering in the north . . .
Legionary: Eagles in the Desert (A Short-Story Prequel to the Legionary Series)
Series: Legionary. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A Roman legion is trapped and surrounded in the blistering Persian desert... and a great saga begins.
Strategos: Born in the Borderlands (Strategos 1)
Series: Strategos, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,450. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » General
When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire . . . the Haga!
Legionary (Legionary 1)
Series: Legionary, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,170. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The Roman Empire is crumbling, and a shadow looms in the east…