Cover reveal: HEARTS OF STONE
In June this year, Simon will release Hearts of Stone, a dramatic and atmospheric novel of war, betrayal and friendship against the backdrop of a beautiful Greek island during World War II. 1938: A perfect summer on the island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from […]Read More
Archive Author Note: YOUNG BLOODS
Have you read Simon’s Revolution series? In the four-part series, he brings to life the early years of two very different men who would shape Europe’s future: Wellington and Bonaparte. In this archive author note, Simon introduces volume 1 in the series, Young Bloods… When writing about historical giants like Napoleon Buona Parte and Arthur […]Read More
Brothers in Blood paperback cover revealed!
With only a few weeks to go until the paperback edition of Brothers in Blood is released, we are delighted to be able to reveal the striking new cover! The paperback is published on March 26th and will be available in supermarkets, bookshops and from all online retailers.Read More
Brothers in Blood: A brief introduction to the Roman Army
Have you read the latest Cato and Macro adventure, Brothers in Blood, yet? Here, Simon outlines the chain of command for the Roman Army in AD52… The Fourteenth Legion, like all legions, comprised five and a half thousand men. The basic unit was the century of eighty men commanded by a centurion. The century was […]Read More
Brothers in Blood paperback edition coming soon!
2015 promises to be a huge year for Simon, with several new titles being released, including a brand new standalone historical novel, plus the latest instalment in the bestselling Cato and Macro series. We’ll have all the details of these in the coming months, but in the meantime we are delighted to annouce that the […]Read More
Futurebook interview with Simon
Simon has been interviewed by Futurebook’s Porter Anderson about the new Cato and Macro mobile game. In this fascinating and insightful piece, he discusses, among many other things, the challenges of getting young people into reading, and how he hopes the game can encourage players to then go on to read the Cato and Macro […]Read More
Archive Historical Note: THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES
In this note from a classic Cato and Macro adventure, The Eagle and the Wolves, Simon discusses the ongoing conflict between the Romans and Caratacus and his men… It is, perhaps, ironic that the difficulties facing General Plautius in the second summer of campaigning were forced on him by his success of the previous year. […]Read More
Cato and Macro: The Game is now available on iOS!
Having taken the Google Play world by storm after launching a few weeks ago, Cato and Macro: The Game is now available for iOS! Simon himself is delighted with the look and feel of the game: “It was really important to me that the game stay true to the Cato and Macro novels and I’m delighted […]Read More
Blinkbox Books Blog Q&A with Simon
With Brothers in Blood out now in hardback and ebook, Simon took part in a Q&A for the Blinkbox Books Blog. Here’s a look at one of the questions: Brothers in Blood is the thirteenth Macro and Cato book. Where is it set, and what are they up to? It’s a continuation from the last […]Read More
Archive Author Note: WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS
In this note from his 2002 Cato and Macro adventure, When The Eagle Hunts, Simon looks at the history and facts behind the fiction… One of the most enduring symbols of pre-Roman Britain is the huge complex of earthworks at Maiden Castle in Dorset. It impresses the eye of any visitor and stirs an imaginative […]Read More
Coming soon: DARK BLADE
Have you been reading the INVADER ebook novella series? Parts one and two, Death Beach and Blood Enemy, have already been unleashed, and it’s not long now until part three, Dark Blade, is available. You can pre-order it now ahead of publication on the 18th December, so that it will land on your ereader as […]Read More
Gallery: the Cato and Macro game!
It’s the game everyone is talking about! Cato and Macro: The Game has made quite a splash since launching on Google Play recently, and the amazing reviews are flooding in! Have you downloaded the game and played it yet? If not, these images should whet your appetite. Remember, the game is launching on iOS very […]Read More