I don't know what brought you here but thank you for visiting my website. If you have any questions about the Imperium universe, you can ask them via the contact page. There are four novels set in the Imperium universe. The latest one, Quintus, is also available from Amazon, in both e-book and paperback. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but an understanding of the Imperium universe might explain a couple of things.
Quintus follows the life of a young slave in Late Republican Rome, immediately after the death of Julius Ceasar, who is tasked with teaching Latin to a mysterious new slave, fished from the sea and destined for the gladiatorial games.
Interwoven into this main theme comes Sir John Soames, fresh from First Contact with the Empire (Imperium Coda) and now responsible for identifying other visitations in the past. A new character, Richard Brett, is investigating the strange happenings at Porton Down and makes a startling discovery that puts US national security at risk.
Cicero, the famous Roman orator, Senator, and writer, also makes an appearance.
Grittier and more akin to a thriller, with Quintus I've tried to push myself into unfamiliar territory and channel my inner Lee Childs. Some of the passages are most definitely not suitable for children. Historically accurate, the storyline spans a period from the first Roman invasion of Britain in 55BCE, through to the modern-day.
It has been an enjoyable romp through history, giving Irene (my long-suffering wife) and I several excuses to visit Italy for research. Pompeii was most definitely one of the highlights, as was Rome itself. The Colosseum wasn't built during the time of Quintus, but that didn't stop me from visiting it.
I'm currently around one-third of the way through a fifth novel, which is provisionally titled Imperium Stirling. I've named the title character after my newest great-nephew. When he becomes old enough to read, he might find it cool to have a character named after him! It is a mix of sci-fi, sword and sandals, and brings back Sir John Soames for a final outing.
Sadly, I don't have an expected finish date, as life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of my writing. Aged parents and other family responsibilities take up a lot of our time, but I will endeavour to press on.
If any of this has whetted your appetite to read the novels, all can be downloaded or purchased as paperbacks from Amazon; just follow the links below.