Category: history

Dan Davis Author Q&A December 2017

Hey folks, here is my video Q&A. Thank you all for your great questions. I would like to do more videos where I talk about specific points, perhaps at length. For example, moments in history or analysing the story telling

This is What Civilisation Looks Like

Constantinople Grand Palais Sacre

I am currently writing Vampire Khan. An early scene takes place in Constantinople, and so I have had to research what it was like in the 13th century. As you would expect, there is an enormous amount of information available,

Book Review: Athenian Steel by P.K. Lentz

I knew that I would like this book even before I started it. I like scifi. And I like history, particularly ancient history. And this one, amazingly, is both. What I didn’t know was just how wonderfully well-written this story

Was King John a Good King?

King John Not Bad Dan Davis

King John gets a bad rap. I mean, come on, he’s “Bad” King John, right? Played as a sulky, useless, entitled millennial by Oscar Isaacs in Ridley Scott’s pretentious snoozefest Robin Hood. John was the pathetic, childish, gibbering, thumb-sucking lion

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Richard of Ashbury is back – Vampire Outlaw is out now

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Robin Hood. Vampires. England Invaded. I am so pleased to announce that VAMPIRE OUTLAW is available today, exclusively at Amazon. Book 2 of the Immortal Knight Chronicles picks up twenty-five years after the events of Vampire Crusader. Featuring sword fights, archery, medieval battles,

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Book Review – 1215: The Year of Magna Carta

1215 the Year of Magna Carta

Title: 1215: The Year of Magna Carta Author: Danny Danziger and John Gillingham Genre: English History Publisher: Touchstone Release Date: June 15, 2005 Format: Paperback, eBook, Audio, Hardback Pages: 336 My book Vampire Outlaw is set between May 2016 and

Book Review – Alexander: The Virtues Of War by Steven Pressfield

Alexander: The Virtues Of War Kindle Edition by Steven Pressfield

Title: Alexander: The Virtues Of War Kindle Edition by Steven Pressfield Author: Alexander: The Virtues Of War Kindle Edition by Steven Pressfield Genre: Historical Fiction / War / Ancient History Release Date: June 5, 2010 Pages: 500 So, what is

Most Common Names in 13th Century England

Henry II Family Tree Picture

In my research for Vampire Crusader and Vampire Outlaw I needed a selection of period names for the fictional characters. Almost every man recorded in history at this time is called William, Richard, John or Robert and the women are all Matilda,

New Cover for Vampire Crusader

Vamp Crusader Cover

New Cover for Vampire Crusader     What do you think? Better than the older version?   I think I like the single-weapon concept better, might redo that cover later on and make the whole series like that. For example, book

Advanced Review Copies of Vampire Outlaw – Free book for your review

Robin Hood. Vampires. The invasion of England. Richard of Ashbury is attacked by vampires. The trail leads to Sherwood and to a Green Knight, a king of the outlaws and so called lord of Eden. Richard is certain that his