Epic Historical Adventure

Colin Falconer’s epic adventure series draws from many periods of history; tales filled with breathless action and richly drawn characters.

 

The Holy Land, 1260

Templar knight, Josseran Sarrazini is chosen to escort the Pope’s emissary, a Dominican friar, on a diplomatic mission to the all-conquering Mongol horde in an effort to broker a peace deal. To do it, they must undertake one of the most extraordinary journeys ever made.

Although he serves as a Templar warrior, Josseran is not all that he appears to be – and he despises the Pope’s man on sight.

Now they have to spend nine months in each other’s company on the most dangerous and most inhospitable journey on the earth – across the legendary deserts of Persia, through the horrific black hurricanes of the Taklimakan, along the entire spider’s web of the Silk Road to Khubilai Khan’s legendary capital at Xanadu.

From the Storehouse of Winds to the Palace of Myriad Tranquillities, from the Pamirs and Hindu Kush to the legendary Xanadu and the dazzling court of Khubilai Khan, this is adventure on a breath-taking scale. Read more

 

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Marrakesh, Morocco 1893

Two former army officers are offered a small fortune to help the Sultan of Morocco quell a rebel uprising. It seems like the easiest money they’ll ever make.

But they couldn’t be more wrong.

They are forced to battle the wild bandit armies of ruthless prophet-warlord, Bou Hamra, through the snows of the Atlas Mountains and the baking deserts of the Sahara.  

They are traded, kidnapped, and used as pawns in high-stakes political rivalries. They encounter women who worship cannons for fertility and magician-warlords who talk to the dead and play bloody games of chess with living slaves.  

And the muzzle-loading cannon the Sultan has hired them to command are antiques that could explode in their faces at any moment.  

Then there is the Lord of the Atlas, Amastan el-Karim, who harbours a shocking secret that will change everything.

This is adventure on a breath-taking scale, evoking the beautiful and the barbaric of nineteenth-century Morocco, and transporting the reader to a now-lost world. Read more

 

 

France, 1206

When Philip of Vercy returns to his lands from his crusade in the Holy Land, he discovers that his life and his country have changed utterly while he has been gone.  He has lost his beloved wife, now his only son is dying.

He hears about a young woman, Fabricia Berenger – some call her a witch – who lives far to the south, in the Languedoc. People say she can perform miracles. He sets off to find her.

But the south of France is home to a heretic Christian sect, the Cathars, and the Pope has ordered a crusade against them. The ‘witch’ who Philip is searching for has sought refuge amongst them, in the mist-shrouded mountains.

If he’s going to find her, Philip and his liege men must battle their way into hell itself. As the Languedoc convulses into flame and revolt, Philip is drawn inexorably into a vortex of passion, vengeance and mystery.

One more step, and he knows he can never, ever, go back. Read more

 

 

Babylon, 323 BC

What if Alexander the Great had not died young?

In this alternative history, he has survived every effort to kill him. Restless, ruthless, he wonders which world to conquer next. He has a powerful new weapon—the war elephants he brought back from India.

As Alexander plots, a war elephant named Colossus violently lashes out against the soldiers who are tormenting him, and only one trainer has the courage to calm the massive beast. When Alexander notices the young man’s bravery, Gajendra begins a meteoric climb through the ranks of the Macedonian army, protected by the fierce but devoted Colossus.

As captain of the elephants, Gajendra is deeply loyal to Alexander, the great soldier who plucked him from obscurity. But just when all he has dreamed of is within his grasp, he faces a terrible choice.

Betray his beloved general – or betray his soul.

Colossus is an epic tale of alternative history, of immense evil, pitiless gods and burning cities, of dwarves, priestesses and kings, and of a mysterious bond between a man and a wild animal.

A general who thought he was a god.  An orphan who thought he was a general.  An elephant who thought he was a man. Read more

“A fantastic read.” – Wilbur Smith 

“A writer in the same bare-knuckled school as Simon Scarrow, Steven Pressfield and Ben Kane.” – Steve Donoghue

 

 

Istanbul, 1520

To the outside world, Suleiman the Magnificent’s harem was a paradise of murmuring fountains and beautiful women. In reality it was a snake pit of jealousy, betrayal and death. 

The only way to a better life for any of the hundreds of concubines was to find their way into the Sultan’s bed and bear him a son. One slave girl dreamed of more. Roxelana didn’t just want the great lord’s favor, she wanted to be the first queen of the Ottomans.  

And she wanted revenge. 

Meanwhile, behind the doors of the forbidden palace, Suleiman’s sons and viziers engaged in a game of deadly intrigue for power.  

From medieval Venice to the slave markets of Algiers, from the mountains of Persia to the forbidden seraglio of the Ottoman’s greatest sultan, this is a tale of passion and murder stretching four decades. 

Harem has been translated into 15 languages. Read more

 

 

Alexandria, 51 BC

When Cleopatra VII assumes the throne of Egypt, the Roman empire rules the Mediterranean with an iron fist. Julius Caesar has shattered the Republic and become Dictator. No one can stand in his way.

But Cleopatra, a descendant of one of Alexander the Great’s generals, has an audacious plan to change the course of history.

Allied first with Caesar, and then with his protégé Marc Antony, she dares to challenge the might of Rome.

What follows is a bloody game of thrones in the palaces and battlefields of Rome, Greece, Syria and Egypt.

It reaches its climax at one of history’s epic battles, as Antony and Cleopatra take their armies against Emperor Augustus in one last desperate gamble. Read more

 

 

Yucatan, 1519

Hernan Cortes is penniless and landless but in his heart he knows he is destined to be a king. Consumed with ambition, he sails from Cuba to explore the coast of the lands to the west.

He takes prisoner a young Mayan princess, Malinali. Her father has been murdered by the country’s overlords, the Mexica, on the orders of their emperor, Montezuma. She hungers for revenge.

She became Cortes’s lover, devoting herself to the man she believes to be a living god. With just five hundred men, Cortes sets out from the coast to conquer a nation of millions. It seems utterly impossible – until she shows him how it can be done.

But at what cost?

Their journey to the heart of ancient Mexico and the eventual conquest of the Aztec nation is one of the most astonishing and tragic stories in history. Cortes has his conquest and Malinali has her revenge – but neither of them could foresee the cost for the country – or for themselves.

FEATHERED SERPENT spent four months on the best sellers lists in Mexico. Read more

It has also been published in Spanish as ‘La Princesa Azteca’ and for kindle as ‘Aztec’.


“Once you read Colin Falconer, you’ll want to read everything he has ever written.”  Crystal Book Reviews.

”I am a real fan of Colin Falconer. His writing his very good. Books are well edited. He always gets five stars….has never disappointed me!”. Amazon Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

“This man is a consummate writer. His research must be immense. I have almost all his books & the history is so well researched.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

 

All books are available in eBook, paperback and some are in hardback.