"Christian Cameron is one of the finest historical fiction writers in the world" - Ben Kane
I love writing historical fiction because I'm interested in working out how things happened; whether it's a battle, the collapse of a culture, the rise of a philosophy. And let's face it; I love to do research. I love to walk an archaeological site, or an ancient battlefield, with a couple of texts in hand trying to work out what really happened. Also, I'm a 'method actor' as a writer; I want to try all the things. I want to ride bareback, wear the clothes, eat the food, see what they say, feel what they felt. I'll add to that an idea. I think history matters. And I think that all history matters; not just British or Scottish or European history.
The photo is the battlefield at Plataea, one of my favorite places. I spent hours there (days, really) writing Rage of Ares. There is no substitute for seeing the real thing.
Greece and Persia
Tyrant - Alexander the Great is a force on the world, this is the story of the resistance.
The Long War - In the epic clash of Greece and Persia, a hero is forged.
Chivalry - A six book series chronicling the rise of Sir William Gold and the mercenary companies of 14th century Europe.
Tom Swan - The life and times of spy and antiquities hunter Tom Swan amidst the politics of the 15th century.