William Kelso

Biography

Hello, my name is William Kelso. I was born in the Netherlands to British parents. My interest in history and in particular military history started at a very young age when I was lucky enough to hear my grandfather describing his experiences of serving in the RAF in North Africa and Italy during World War 2. Recently my family have discovered that one of my Scottish and Northern Irish ancestors fought under Wellington at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.

I love writing and bringing to life the ancient world of Rome, Carthage and the Germanic and Celtic tribes. After graduation I worked in financial publishing for 22 years as a salesman for some big brands but the desire to write never went away so since the 2nd March 2017 I am a full time professional writer. Stories as a form of entertainment are as old as cave man and telling them is what I want to do.

My books are all about ancient Rome, especially the early to mid-republic as this was the age of true Roman greatness. My books include, The Shield of Rome, The Fortune of Carthage, Caledonia (1), Hibernia (2), Britannia (3), Hyperborea (4), Germania (5), The Dacian War (6), Armenia Capta (7), Rome and the Conquest of Mesopotamia (8) and Devotio: The House of Mus. Go on, give them a go.

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Books

Veterans of Rome (Book 9 of The Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,030. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Late summer 116 AD. Rome stands at the highwater mark of imperial expansion. Assigned to garrison the great metropolis of Seleucia on the Tigris, Fergus and his small command are soon caught up in the thick of a major uprising against Roman rule. A rebellion that will stretch Roman resources and determination to breaking point and determine the limits of empire.
Rome and the Conquest of Mesopotamia (Book 8 of The Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,350. Language: British English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Spring 115 AD. Emperor Trajan, conscious of his failing health decides the time has come for the legions to march on Ctesiphon, the Parthian capital. In an ambitious quest to match the glory of Alexander the Great, Trajan gambles that all of Mesopotamia is ready for the taking.
Armenia Capta (Book 7 of The Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,510. Language: British English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
July 113 AD. The emperor Trajan has set his sights on the strategically important kingdom of Armenia and has resolved that nothing is going to stop him from waging a war of conquest on a scale not seen since Caesar’s Gallic wars. Summoned to the east, Fergus must turn his soldiers into the finest fighting force in the eastern armies and win back the favour of his patron if he is to save his family
The Dacian War (Book 6 of the Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,820. Language: British English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Spring 106 AD. Upper Pannonia. As the winter snows finally recede, Fergus, Marcus’s son and Corbulo’s grandson, now a junior officer in the Twentieth Legion, prepares to take part in Emperor Trajan’s Dacian war. As the Legions are ordered across the Danube frontier and into Dacia, the vexillation from the Twentieth will find itself at the sharp end of the war.
Germania (Book 5 of the Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,400. Language: British English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Summer 105 AD. There has been no news from Marcus for over a year. Marcus’s nineteen year old son, Fergus, a soldier, dreams of becoming like his grandfather, Corbulo; a hero of the Legion. And soon opportunity beckons. On the Danube frontier war has broken out between Dacia and the Roman Empire. Dispatched to the front Fergus finds himself embroiled in a vicious, relentless struggle for survival.
Hyperborea (Book 4 of the Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,510. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Winter AD 103. Fourteen years have passed since Corbulo's murder and Marcus, veteran soldier of Rome, sets out to avenge his father's death and to find Emogene, the druid who holds all the answers. As he closes in on her, Marcus must decide how far he will go for honour, and whether to follow Emogene to the secretive and mythical land of Hyperborea, an epic sea voyage across the Atlantic ocean.
Britannia (Book 3 of the Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,710. Language: British English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
89 AD. On the island province of Britannia, Rome is strengthening its grip on the populous and fertile south, but in the mountainous-north rebellion, is brewing amongst the restless and unhappy tribes. Led by their druids and a high king claiming a proud lineage, the Brigantes and Caledonian tribes are willing to risk war against the might of the Legions.
Hibernia (Book 2 of The Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,510. Language: British English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
AD 86. In the burgeoning Roman settlement of Londinium, Corbulo, retired veteran of twenty five years service in the Twentieth Legion, has become a successful small businessman and built a new life for himself and his family. But when his closest friend and fellow veteran of the Twentieth goes missing Corbulo is drawn into a web of conspiracy and danger that turns him into a wanted man.
Caledonia (Book 1 of The Veteran of Rome Series)
Series: Veteran of Rome. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,590. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
83 AD. In the aftermath of the battle of Mons Graupius, Corbulo, retired veteran of the Twentieth Legion sets out to search for his missing son in the trackless wastes of Caledonia. Hunted by fierce Barbarian warriors and a gang of mercenaries Corbulo must use all his wits, courage and experience to find and bring back his estranged son.

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