Epic Adventure Series

This series of stand-alone tales draws inspiration from many periods of history: Visit the fabled city of Xanadu, the Aztec temples of ancient Mexico, or the mountain strongholds of the legendary Cathars. Glimpse Julius Caesar in the sweat and press of the Roman Forum, ride a war elephant in the army of Alexander the Great, or follow Suleiman the Magnificent into the forbidden palace of his harem.

All of Colin’s books are available on AMAZON in e-book and paperback. Most are also in KINDLE UNLIMITED. Audio books are on their way in 2022/3.

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2000+ five-star reviews. Translated into 25 languages. 

‘A fantastic read’. Wilbur Smith.

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The Holy Land, 1260

Templar knight, Josseran Sarrazini is chosen to escort the Pope’s emissary 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.  Read more

 

Germany, 1933

Netanel Rosenberg’s family has lived in Germany for centuries. Their factory keeps a whole town employed. But when the Nazis take power, Netanel finds himself an exile and an enemy in his own land.

Not everyone turns a blind eye to what the Nazis are doing. But in helping Netanel and his family, Marie Helder becomes a victim herself.

When there is no country to run to, you have to build your own.

From the horrors of Auschwitz to the ancient alleyways of Jerusalem; from the holocaust to the battle for Palestine – this is a gripping story about the dark side of man. Read more

 

Marrakesh, Morocco 1893

Two former army officers are offered a 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.  

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. 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, and his only son is dying.

He hears about a young woman, 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. 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. Read more

 

Istanbul, 1520

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

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

And she wants revenge. 

Meanwhile, behind the doors of the forbidden palace, Suleiman’s sons and viziers engage 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. 

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 foresees the cost to the country – or to themselves. Read more

FEATHERED SERPENT spent four months on the best sellers lists in Mexico.  It has also been published in Spanish as ‘La Princesa Azteca’ and for kindle as ‘Aztec’.

 

Saigon, 1946

Michel Christian is born in a pauper’s hospital during a tropical storm. The nuns call him a punishment from God. At five years old, he is thrown out on the dangerous streets to survive as best he can. He is bui doi – the dust of life.

He grows into a ferocious manhood in the back alleys of wartime Saigon. He learns not only to survive, but to thrive, in a pitiless world.

Brilliant, chilling and charismatic, there is no prison that can hold him, no policeman he cannot buy.

But Michel remembers every beating and every betrayal, and declares vengeance on those who abandoned him.

From the notorious Tihar prison to Bangkok’s dark underbelly, along the 1970s hippie trails of Asia to the ancient Indian city of Varanasi, this is a tale of fate, love and obsession, loosely based on a true story. 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

“Having loved Colin Falconer’s book Harem, Martina is now enjoying his novel Stigmata.” Martina Cole Recommends.

“A magisterial tale.” UK Daily Mail

“The plot is rich and sure to keep the reader focused on turning the page to learn what happens next – and always to some shocking circumstance or pleasant surprise… plenty of the odd and unusual to keep me fascinated throughout. It is the richness of the prose itself that truly made this historical era come alive.” Historical Novel Review

“It’s wonderfully written, the characters gripping and with an epic story to unfurl within, it’s one that keeps you going from the start to the end.” Falcatta Times.

“Spectacular historical fiction blazing with intrigue, romance and dramatic action.” Booklist

“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 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“Colin Falconer lets you travel around the world sampling the heights and depths of the human condition as well as the darkest depths of the human heart. What a wonderful writer.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

“High adventure, history and romance. I couldn’t ask for more. 👍🏻💕” Facebook Reader.

”Another Rip Roaring Historical Adventure from the Master. Once you start to read a Colin Falconer historical novel be prepared to give up whatever you planned for the next several days, as you will be enthralled and unable to put it down.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.


All of Colin’s currently-in-print books are featured on this website and are available on AMAZON in e-book and paperback. Most are also in KINDLE UNLIMITED.

Audio books are on their way in 2022/3.

EPIC ADVENTURE SERIES e-books are $3.99 in USA and £2.99 in UK.

3,000+ pages. 2000+ five-star reviews. Translated into 25 languages.

‘A fantastic read’. Wilbur Smith.

Where would you like to go?