Myths, Legends & Historical Fantasy
From time travel to Arthurian legend, you'll find a wealth of stories that cater your every need.
Irish Author. Born in Donegal on the northern edge of the wild Atlantic way, I highly recommend that you visit and you will see exactly why I love history. Great teachers and a love of good historical fiction authors broadened my love of ancient history to a worldwide level.
Mary Anne Yarde
Mary Anne Yarde is the multi award-winning author of the International Bestselling series -- The Du Lac Chronicles. Yarde grew up in the southwest of England, surrounded and influenced by centuries of history and mythology.
Glastonbury -- the fabled Isle of Avalon -- was a mere fifteen-minute drive from her home, and tales of King Arthur and his knights were part of her childhood. Mary Anne is also the founder of The Coffee Pot Book Club.
Tim Walker is an independent author living near Windsor in the UK. He grew up in Liverpool where he began his working life as a trainee reporter on a local newspaper. After attaining a degree in Communication Studies he moved to London where he worked in newspaper publishing for ten years before relocating to Zambia where, following a period of voluntary work with VSO, he set up his own marketing and publishing business, returning to the UK in 2009.
His creative writing journey began in earnest in 2013, as a therapeutic activity whilst recovering from cancer treatment. He began writing an historical fiction series, A Light in the Dark Ages, in 2014, following a visit to the site of a former Roman town. The series connects the end of Roman Britain to elements of the Arthurian legend in an imaginative narrative that speculates on what might have happened in Britain in the fifth and early sixth centuries.
The series begins with Abandoned (2nd edition, 2018), set in the year 410 as the last Roman administrators leave Britain; followed by Ambrosius: Last of the Romans (2017); Uther’s Destiny (2019); Arthur Dux Bellorum (2019) and Arthur Rex Brittonum (2020). Arthur Rex Brittonum was short-listed in the Historical Fiction (early medieval period) Book of the Year category, in the 2020 Coffee Pot Book Awards, receiving an honourable mention. Series book covers are designed by Canadian graphic artist, Cathy Walker.
Tim has also written two books of short stories, Thames Valley Tales (2015), and Postcards from London (2017); a dystopian thriller, Devil Gate Dawn (2016); Perverse (verse and short fiction, 2020); and three children's books, co-authored with his daughter, Cathy - The Adventures of Charly Holmes (2017); Charly & The Superheroes (2018) and Charly in Space (2020).
Marian L Thorpe
Taught to read at the age of three, words have been central to Marian’s life for as long as she can remember. A novelist, poet, and essayist, Marian has several degrees, none of which are related to writing. After two careers as a research scientist and an educator, she retired from salaried work and returned to writing things that weren’t research papers or reports. Her first published work was poetry, in small journals; her first novel was released in 2015.
Empire’s Daughter is the first in the Empire’s Legacy series: second-world historical fiction, heavily researched, devoid of magic or other-worldly creatures, and based largely on northern Europe after the decline of Rome. Marian’s other two passions in life are birding and landscape history, both of which are reflected in her books. Birding has taken her and her husband to all seven continents. Prior to the pandemic, she and her husband spent several months each year in the UK, for both research and birding, and she is desperately hoping to return either later this year or in 2022. Her newest book, Empire’s Heir, will be published in late August 2021.
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