Gordon Doherty


Gordon is a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.

His love of history was piqued during spells living and working close to both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, sites of rich history winding back through thousands of years. The later Roman Empire and Byzantium hold a particular fascination for Gordon.

Writing about these times is a pleasure to Gordon and he lists many authors amongst his literary influences, including: Simon Scarrow, David Gemmell, Conn Iggulden, Bernard Cornwell & Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Gordon also enjoys reading and writing sci-fi and black comedy.

His first novel "Legionary", a tale of adventure in the border legions and set in the Eastern Roman Empire circa 376AD, is published and available in paperback and as an eBook - see www.gordopolis.com/writing for details.

Gordon is currently working on his second novel a tale of the life of a Byzantine general, set around the build of the the Battle of Manzikert. This novel is expected to be published towards the end of 2011. After that, the second book in the Legionary series will be his next project.

Happy reading!


Where to find Gordon Doherty online

Where to buy in print


Legionary: Land of the Sacred Fire (Legionary 3)
By Gordon Doherty
Series: Legionary, Book 3. Price: $3.31 USD. Words: 120,850. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the eastern frontier . . .
Strategos: Rise of the Golden Heart (Strategos 2)
By Gordon Doherty
Series: Strategos, Book 2. Price: $3.31 USD. Words: 119,480. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
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)
By Gordon Doherty
Series: Legionary, Book 2. Price: $3.31 USD. Words: 126,940. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
The Danubian frontier is weaker than ever, and a storm is gathering in the north . . .
Strategos: Born in the Borderlands (Strategos 1)
By Gordon Doherty
Series: Strategos, Book 1. Price: $3.31 USD. Words: 118,610. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
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)
By Gordon Doherty
Series: Legionary, Book 1. Price: $3.31 USD. Words: 126,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
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The Roman Empire is crumbling, and a shadow looms in the east…

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