Givaway (again): The Royalist (29/9/2014)

News, such as there is: A second Nathan Hawke short story, Solace, is now with my editor for review, and I’m working through the edits for The Silver Kings now. There will be some deleted scenes to be posted up here at some point, I think. Also, there are these coming out on the 16th:



William Falkland is a dead man.

A Royalist dragoon who fought against Parliament, he is currently awaiting execution at Newgate prison. Yet when he is led away from Newgate with a sack over his head, it is not the gallows to which they take him, but to Oliver Cromwell himself. Cromwell has heard of Falkland’s reputation as an investigator and now more than ever he needs a man of conscience. His New Model Army are wintering in Devon but mysterious deaths are sweeping the camp. In return for his freedom, Falkland is despatched to uncover the truth. With few friends and a slew of enemies, Falkland soon learns there is a dark demon at work, one who won’t go down without a fight. But how can he protect Cromwell’s army from such a monster and, more importantly, will he be able to protect himself?

The Royalist is a historical crime thriller set in the depths of winter during the first English Civl War. The opening chapter is available here. To celebrate its publication, I’m giving away a second first edition hardcover copy of The Royalist, signed and dedicated however the lucky winner desires.


It’s SHINY and LOVELY, but you can’t see that here. I’ve never felt a hardcover that felt so nice and silky. Though I might be biased.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is comment on this post before the end of  October 5th and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim (the usual deal if you’ve been here before). Once more, if you have a favourite historical period in which you’d like to see a novel set, or a historical novel you’d really like to see written, or, for that matter, one that *has* been written and which you particularly enjoyed, I’d love to hear about it, but a simple “hi” will do.

This is open worldwide. Although though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. I am currently up to date with posting things.

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2 Responses to “Givaway (again): The Royalist (29/9/2014)”

  1. Lee Gregory says:

    Hi Stephen,

    Looking forward to reading this one, there aren’t enough English Civil War books out there! Have you checked out Giles Kristian’s Civil War series? Great stuff!


  2. Paul says:

    I’m currently reading a bit of War of the Roses stuff from Conn Iggulden so It’ll be interesting to contrast with the Civil war

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