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Christian Cameron - Author

About the Author

Christian Cameron is a writer, re-enactor and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he writes full time.

 

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Featured books by Christian Cameron

Force of Kings

Force of Kings

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

The vast and deadly conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals as they battle for control of his empire has reached a tense stalemate. No one seems able to strike the decisive blow. But with everything in the balance, a secret emerges: hidden in the remote mountains is a young man who could change everything: Herakles, the son of Alexander. Whoever aspires to Alexander's mantle must now control his one legitimate heir - or destroy him - and a war being played across the known world is set for its final, bloody conclusion. As the rival armies converge on the village of Ipsus, twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta know that they too must gamble their own lives and the survival of their Black Sea kingdom on the outcome...

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The Long Sword

The Long Sword

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold - newly knighted on the battlefield outside the gates of Florence - can look forward to a lucrative career as a sword for hire in the endless warring between Italy's wealthy city states. But when a message comes from Father Pierre de Thomas, Grand Master of the Order of St John - better known as the Hospitallers - Sir William knows he has no choice but to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him. Father Pierre is gathering men across Europe for a crusade, and as a donat of the order, Sir William is pledged to serve him. But before setting out for the Holy Land, Sir William and his companions face deadly adversaries closer to home. In the labyrinthine politics of Italy, not only would some cities rather side with the Saracen than their fellow Christians, but there are powerful princes of the church whose ambitions would be better served if the crusade failed - not to mention two of Sir William's bitterest enemies - the maniacal Bourc le Camus, now in the pay of the ruthless Cardinal Robert of Geneva, and the Count D'Herblay, husband of the woman who still holds Sir William's heart. With assassins and conspirators on all sides, Sir William and his band of knights must overcome overwhelming odds - but if they survive, can the crusade be anything more than a suicide mission?

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Force of Kings

Force of Kings

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta have worked hard, seen much blood shed and many good friends die to secure their fertile kingdom on the Black Sea. But as the colossal conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals to inherit his empire rages from one end of the known world to the other, sitting on the sidelines is not an option. If their kingdom is to have a future, Satyrus and Melitta must join forces with one of the contenders, knowing that making the wrong choice could mean disaster. And with Ptolemy, Antigonus-One-Eye and his son Demetrius 'the Besieger', Lysimachus and Seleucus all massing their forces for one last battle, the stakes could not be higher. But with the wily Athenian schemer Stratokles, the courtesan-spy Phiale and Satyrus's lover, the power-hungry Briseis, daughter of the Tyrant of Syracuse, also determined to secure the spoils of victory for themselves, the twins find themselves caught in a deadly web of intrigue that could cost them everything.

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The Great King

The Great King

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Close your eyes and you could be in 5th-century Egypt. With his trademark ability to step into the shoes of his 5th-century protagonists, once again Christian Cameron plunges us headlong into the thick of the action. This time, the indomitable Arimnestos of Plataea finds himself caught up in the ill-fated Spartan expedition to the land of the Sphinx, while on the horizon, forces gather for the colossal naval battle of Artemesium.

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 18/10/2012

1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who've taken him captive. He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople. There are three books in this mini series starting with Castillion, then Venice and finally Constantinople. Click here to read an article by Christian Cameron on why he wrote Tom Swan.   Click here to read an extract from this book.

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Venice

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Venice

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 20/09/2012

1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who've taken him captive. He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople. There are three books in this mini series starting with Castillion, then Venice and finally Constantinople. Click here to read an article by Christian Cameron on why he wrote Tom Swan.   Click here to read an extract from this book.

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part One: Castillon

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part One: Castillon

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2012

1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who've taken him captive. He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to...   There are three books in this mini series starting with Castillion, then Venice and finally Constantinople. Click here to read an extract from this title.   Click here to read an article by Christian Cameron on why he wrote Tom Swan.

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God of War The Epic Story of Alexander the Great

God of War The Epic Story of Alexander the Great

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2012

The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world - first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India - is a truly epic tale that has mesmerised countless generations of listeners. He crammed more adventure into his thirty-three years than any other human being before or since.

Other books by Christian Cameron

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Six

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Six

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Five

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Five

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Four

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Four

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2015

Following on from Tom Swan and the Head of St George, Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade is the next instalment of the fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Force of Kings

Force of Kings

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

The vast and deadly conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals as they battle for control of his empire has reached a tense stalemate. No one seems able to strike the decisive blow. But with everything in the balance, a secret emerges: hidden in the remote mountains is a young man who could change everything: Herakles, the son of Alexander. Whoever aspires to Alexander's mantle must now control his one legitimate heir - or destroy him - and a war being played across the known world is set for its final, bloody conclusion. As the rival armies converge on the village of Ipsus, twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta know that they too must gamble their own lives and the survival of their Black Sea kingdom on the outcome...

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Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Three

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Three

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

Following on from Tom Swan and the Head of St George, Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade is the next instalment of the fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Two

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Two

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Following on from Tom Swan and the Head of St George, Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade is the next instalment of the fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part One

Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part One

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Following on from Tom Swan and the Head of St George, Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade is the next instalment of the fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

This novel in the scintillating Tyrant series brings the epic siege of Rhodes in 306 BC to spectacular life. The death of Alexander the Great was the signal to begin the greatest war in human history - a war that swept like a firestorm from one end of the known world to the other, as his former generals fought like jackals to make his vast empire their own. By 305 BC, the most powerful players in this deadly game faced each other across the Mediterranean: Ptolemy, the master of Egypt, and Antigonus One-Eye, master of Asia. And between them, the island of Rhodes, a strategic fortress city that neither could afford to cede to the enemy. But trapped in the city was one man with the courage and determination to save it from destruction. A man who, surrounded by his closest friends and the woman he loved, simply could not afford to fail. A man called Satyrus.

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Six: Chios

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Six: Chios

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2013

Chios: part six of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.A young Englishman, Tom Swan, finds himself in the midst of the Turkish siege of one of the richest islands in the Genoese Empire. Swan's biggest problem is that he hates the Genoese a good deal more than he hates the Turks. Despite which, he has to catch the spy, steal the ring, kill the traitor and, if possible, rescue the princess. Or maybe just bed her.All in the line of duty, of course. So he can get home to the Cardinal, his boss, and his wife, the most beautiful woman in Italy. Suddenly he's a knight, a man of action, a leader of men. And none of those are roles he asked for. From the Knights of Rhodes to the court of Mehmet II and Pope Pius II, Swan has to use his sword - and his wits - just to stay alive. And married.

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Five: Rhodes

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Five: Rhodes

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2013

Rhodes: part five of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.A young Englishman, Tom Swan, has been ordered by his Cardinal to find a spy - a traitor. At the same time, a rich merchant has offered him a great deal of money to - well, to steal something. Something that belonged to Alexander the Great.Suddenly he's not a thief or a merchant or a scholar: he's a 'donat' or volunteer with the Knights of St John, the famous 'Hospitallers', and he's in the middle of a losing battle to hold the Aegean against the Turks. He'd like to steal the ring, kiss the girl and catch the spy, but there's a war on...

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Four: Rome

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Four: Rome

Author: Christian Cameron Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2013

Rome: part four of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is badly wounded in a desperate sea fight. When he wakes in a hospital, he's in one of the last towns in Greece holding out against the Turks. And there aren't any women to be found. Rich men vie to hire him, and they all seem to want the same thing - a fabulous jewel made for Alexander the Great.He's not a professional soldier. He's really a thief and a little bit of a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution in part one, he begins a series of adventures that take him to the high seas, bedrooms in Constantinople and street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - Cyriaco of Ancona and Sultan Mehmet II and the whole Sforza family - and from the intrigues of Rome to the Jewish Ghetto in Venice.

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 18/10/2012

1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who've taken him captive. He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople. There are three books in this mini series starting with Castillion, then Venice and finally Constantinople. Click here to read an article by Christian Cameron on why he wrote Tom Swan.   Click here to read an extract from this book.

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