Last updated 12th. January 2022
In the Museum of London is a Roman roof tile bearing the scrawled words "Austalis has been going off by himself every day for thirteen days".
In the nearby countryside of Kent is the beautifully-preserved Lullingstone Roman villa, with its magnificent wall paintings, mosaic floors, and the earliest known private Christian chapel in Britain.
In 366 A.D. Austalis, a young warrior from beyond Hadrian's Wall, passes through the frontier of Roman Britain. Austalis finds a home, a betrothed wife, and a respected status in Roman Britain, but loses everything and takes a terrible revenge at great cost to all that he loves, to Rome, and to himself.
"...a strong whiff of authenticity" (The Historical Novels Review, May 2001).
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The Summer Stars is a fictional account of his life by the bard Taliesin. There have been many fantasy novels about Taliesin, but as far as I know The Summer Stars is the only novel to have attempted a reconstruction of his actual life as it might have been in sixth-century Britain. (The Lullingstone Roman villa, which features in Lord of Silver, also appears in The Summer Stars.)
"A story with strong holding-power, which kept me reading until much too late every night." (Rosemary Sutcliff).
"...a well-written, engaging blend of history, fiction, and memoir." (The Historical Novels Review, February 2001).
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I contributed a chapter to Technical Communication - International, which was published by the German technical communication society tekom.