Next Tuesday, November 4th, A Day of Fire - A Novel of Pompeii will be released. It's a collaboration between Ben Kane, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn and Vicky Alvear Shecter. I've read an advance copy of it and will post my review here at the weekend. In the meantime, I was lucky enough to... Continue Reading →
The new novella is now available as an audiobook. You can get it from Audible UK (£4.99), Audible.com ($6.95) or iTunes (£3.95 UK, $5.95 US)! No idea why it's cheaper on iTunes, but...come on, less than a fiver for an audiobook?! Two and a half hours of entertainment, get your copy now from one of... Continue Reading →
The full audiobook will be available from Audible/Amazon within the next couple of days. For now, here's a short sample. Have a listen and share with your histfic loving friends! The full production lasts just 2.5 hours so it will be, I imagine, very cheap. If you ever fancied trying out an audiobook but didn't... Continue Reading →
“Here, take this and sleep with it by your side.” He pressed a small, flat stone into Sir Richard's gauntleted hand and the knight examined it curiously. It was inscribed with the symbol they'd seen on the house on the outskirts of the town; a line with five smaller lines branching off it, like a... Continue Reading →
I've been very lucky to get an advance copy of a new book, A Day of Fire - a novel of Pompeii by some of histfic's finest writers, including Ben Kane who's supported me since before Wolf's Head was even published. I wasn't sure how well the book would work, being a collaborative effort with sections written by... Continue Reading →
Here's another fantastic review of Knight of the Cross, this time by Stuart S. Laing from The Review blog group. If you leave a comment after the review you'll be entered into a giveaway to win a signed copy of the paperback. What are you waiting for?! "One aspect of this book which is wonderfully... Continue Reading →
Another great review from another hugely respected reviewer for Knight of the Cross!
My name is Steven A. McKay and I’m a writer from Old Kilpatrick, near Glasgow in Scotland, heavily influenced by the likes of Bernard Cornwell, Douglas Jackson, Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane et al.
My first book, Wolf’s Head, is set in medieval England and is a fast-paced, violent retelling of the Robin Hood legends. I think my take on the theme is quite different to anything that’s been done before. It hit the number 1 spot in the UK “War” chart, reached the overall Kindle top 20 bestsellers list and is available on Kindle and paperback from Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/2636 . The sequel, The Wolf and the Raven was also a “War” chart number 1 as well as hitting the top spot in the US “Medieval” chart.
The third book in the series is coming along nicely and should – all being well – be available around late 2014/ early 2015…
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Here is an interview by Stephanie Hopkins of the Layered Pages website. This was mostly supposed to be about Wolf's Head and my first Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion but some other stuff is covered too. Since The Wolf and the Raven has now also been awared the Medallion you can look out for another interview with Stephanie focused on... Continue Reading →
A review I found very interesting. I share Robin's thoughts on this series which started excellently but hasn't quite developed as it might have done. Still, I have book 12 to read and, after reading this review, I'm really looking forward to it! Simon Scarrow: Brothers in Blood (2014) (Book 13 in the Cato series).