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Colin Falconer - Author

About the Author

Born in the north of London, Colin Falconer drove cabs and played guitar in dark bars and rough pubs before joining an advertising agency. He then worked as a television and radio scriptwriter, and as a freelance journalist. He has been a full time novelist for the last twenty years with his work so far translated into seventeen languages.

Featured books by Colin Falconer

Silk Road

Silk Road

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

1260 AD: Josseran Sarrazini is a man divided in his soul. A Christian Knight Templar haunted by a shameful past, he hopes to find redemption in a dangerous crusade: a journey from Palestine to Xanadu, to form a crucial allegiance against the Saracens at the legendary court of Kubilai Khan - the seat of the Mongol Empire. Instead he finds the solace he seeks in a warrior-princess from a heathen tribe. Beautiful and ferocious, Khutelun is a Tartar, a nomadic rider of the Mongolian steppe. Although their union is utterly impossible, she will find in Josseran what she cannot find in one of her own. Parched by desert winds, pursued by Saracen hordes, and now tormented by a passion he cannot control, Josseran must abandon Khutelun if he is to complete his journey and save his soul. Worse, he must travel with William, a Dominican friar of fearsome zeal who longs for matyrdom, but whose life Josseran is sworn to protect. And worse yet, he will arrive in Xanadu just as the greatest empire in human history plunges into civil war.

Other books by Colin Falconer

Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2018

A killer stalks the streets of London . . . When a priest is found crucified in a derelict North London chapel, it makes a dramatic change for DI Charlie George and his squad at Essex Road. The brutal murder could not be further from their routine of domestic violence and stabbings on the estates. And that's only the beginning . . . On Christmas Eve, a police officer goes missing and his colleagues can't help but anticipate the worst. It turns out they're right to when eventually the body is found and they discover he's been stoned to death. As tensions rise, it's up to Charlie and his team to venture into the city's cold underbelly to try and find an answer to the madness . . . before anyone else dies a martyr's death. Praise for Colin Falconer: 'Once you read [a] Colin Falconer [book], you'll want to read everything he's ever written' Crystal Book Reviews 'Falconer's grasp of period and places is almost flawless ... He's my kind of writer' Peter Corris, TheAustralian 'Falconer demonstrates exceptional characterisation' Bookgeeks

Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

So many ways to die . . . He knows every one of them. When a priest is found crucified in a derelict North London chapel, it makes a dramatic change for DI Charlie George and his squad at Essex Road. The brutal murder could not be further from their routine of domestic violence and stabbings on the estates. And that's only the beginning . . . On Christmas Eve, a police officer goes missing and his colleagues can't help but anticipate the worst. It turns out they're right to when eventually the body is found and they discover he's been stoned to death. As tensions rise, it's up to Charlie and his team to venture into the city's cold underbelly to try and find an answer to the madness . . . before anyone else dies a martyr's death. Praise for Colin Falconer: 'Once you read [a] Colin Falconer [book], you'll want to read everything he's ever written' Crystal Book Reviews 'Falconer's grasp of period and places is almost flawless ... He's my kind of writer' Peter Corris, TheAustralian 'Falconer demonstrates exceptional characterisation' Bookgeeks

The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane A Novel

The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane A Novel

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2017

Unkillable Kitty O'Kane

Unkillable Kitty O'Kane

Author: Colin Falconer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

When fiery and idealistic Kitty OKane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublins tenements, shes determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New Yorks Greenwich Village, shes jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, shes at the Winter Palace when its stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War.During Kittys remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesnt know everything about her pasta past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness?

Isabella Braveheart of France

Isabella Braveheart of France

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2015

Stigmata

Stigmata

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

1205 AD: As a Knight of the Realm, Philip of Vercy has fought the infidel in the Holy Land. Now, after twelve months of savage, bloody warfare, he is finally coming home to peace, and to his beloved wife. But France offers neither comfort nor peace. His wife has died in childbirth and his young son is gravely ill. When Philip hears rumours of a healer in the Languedoc, a young woman blessed by God and marked with Christ's Stigmata, he rides out on a desperate quest to save his child. His journey takes him into a vision of hell that outstrips even what he saw in Outremer. Disgusted by the senseless slaughter, Philip gradually becomes embroiled in the Cathar cause. And then he finds his miracle, Fabrisse Berenger - beautiful, mysterious and bewildered by her terrible wounds. Together, the pair must flee persecution under cover of darkness - but they cannot hold off the Pope's soldiers forever. Their destiny will be decided at Montaillet, the site of one of the most terrible massacres in history, where Fabrisse and Philip must make choices not just to save their lives, but their souls.

Stigmata

Stigmata

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

1205AD: Philip of Vercy sails away from the roasting wasteland where he has passed the last year. As a Knight of the Realm, he has fought the infidel in the Holy Land. Now, after twelve months of savage, bloody warfare in the scorching sun, he is finally coming home to his castle, to peace, and to his beloved wife. But France offers neither comfort or peace. His wife has died in childbirth, his young son is dying of a wasting disease, and, in the south, his Cathar countrymen are being brutally persecuted. When Philip hears rumours of a healer in the Languedoc, a young woman blessed by God and marked with Christ's Stigmata, he rides out on a desperate quest to save his son. His journey takes him into a vision of hell that outstrips even what he saw in Outremer. Disgusted by the senseless slaughter, Philip gradually becomes embroiled in the Cathar cause. And then he finds his miracle: Fabrisse Berenger, the beautiful, loving daughter of Cathar parents. She is bewildered by her strange wounds, but Philip is fascinated by them... and more fascinated by the serene goodness of Fabricia herself. Together, the pair must flee persecution under cover of darkness - but they cannot hold off the Pope's soldiers forever. Their destiny will be decided in the snows of the Black Mountains where Fabricia and Philip must make choices not just to save their lives, but their souls.

Silk Road

Silk Road

Author: Colin Falconer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

1260AD Josseran Sarrazini is a Templar Knight, trained for war. But as the Christian garrisons in the Holy Land begin to fall to the Saracen, he must embark upon a mission of peace: to the golden palaces at Xanadu, to seek an alliance with Kubilai Khan, ruler of the greatest empire in history and commander of the invincible Mongol horde. Josseran's task is formidable. To ride the treacherous Silk Road to the edge of the known world. To cheat hunger, thirst, and death. And to forge a crucial allegiance with a people who do not honour his cause, or his God. Blazing with adventure, epic in scope, and utterly compulsive, Silk Road weaves a spellbinding story of war, honour and desire onto the vast tapestry of the medieval East.

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