This is the website of British independent author, Tim Walker. He currently has eight titles available in e-book and print-on-demand paperback formats – available from Amazon Kindle and other online stores. Genres covered:-
- Historical Fiction
- Short Stories
- Thriller/dystopian novel
- Children’s books
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A LIGHT IN THE DARK AGES SERIES
This book series presents an imagined history of life in Britannia in the Fifth and early Sixth Centuries – the period after the Roman evacuation in the years leading up to 410 AD. This is the Dark Ages, a time of myths and legends that builds to the greatest legend of all – Arthur. Part one, Abandoned, was extensively revised and re-launched in July 2018 as a second edition. Currently, the author is writing the fourth instalment – Arthur, Dux Bellorum, due for release in March 2019.
Abandoned – Book one in the series, starts in Britain in 410 AD – the final year of Roman occupation of their most northerly province. Christian bishop, Guithelin, guided by visions, undertakes a perilous journey to a neighbouring country to plead with a noble prince to come and save his ailing country. He persuades the Christian Prince Constantine to bring an army, but is the preening noble the right man to lead the Britons? An epic adventure ensues involving the rivalry of local chiefs and the efforts of a determined group to instil order. The abandonment of Britannia by the Romans was a time of opportunity for some, and great anguish and suffering for others as the island underwent a slow and painful adjustment to self-rule. Now also available here on i-books (Apple); Kobo; Nook (Barnes & Noble) and others.
Ambrosius: Last of the Romans – Book two in the series, starts with the return to Britannia in 440 AD of Ambrosius Aurelianus, son of murdered King Constantine. He has come to avenge his father’s death at the hands of cruel tyrant, Vortigern, who has seized control of the island and employ Saxons in his mercenary army. But who is the master and who the puppet? Ambrosius finds that the influence of Rome is fast becoming a distant memory as Britannia reverts to its Celtic tribal roots, and rivalries surface as chiefs choose their side in an ensuing civil war. i-book, kobo, nook here
Uther’s Destiny – Book three in the series. In the year 467 AD Britannia is in shock at the murder of charismatic High King, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and looks to his brother and successor, Uther, to continue his work in leading the resistance to barbarian invaders. Uther’s destiny as a warrior king seems set until his world is turned on its head when his burning desire to possess the beautiful Ygerne leads to conflict. Could the fate of his kingdom hang in the balance as a consequence? i-book, kobo, nook here
Can Uther rise above the problems that beset his court and raise an army to oppose the advancing Saxons? Will the prophecy of a charismatic leader who will unite the people and defeat the invaders come true?
Devil Gate Dawn – a near-future dystopian thriller set in 2026, predicting turbulent life in post-Brexit Britain and Trump America. Retired railwayman George is the unlikely hero of this tense thriller in which he forms a vigilante group who try to solve a deadly terrorist cyber plot, and is unwittingly drawn into a daring rescue attempt for kidnapped Head of Government, King Charles III. Also on i-books (Apple); Kobo; Nook (Barnes & Noble) and other stores here.
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Postcards from London – The city of London is the star of this collection of fifteen engaging human dramas. London’s long and complex history almost defies imagination, but the author has conjured citizens from many familiar eras, and some yet to be imagined. Turn over these picture postcards to explore his city through a collage of human dramas told in a range of genres. See the tumult of these imagined lives spotlighted at moments in London’s past, present and, who knows, perhaps its future. Published in September 2017. Also available on i-books (Apple); Kobo; Nook (Barnes & Noble) and others here.
Thames Valley Tales – 15 contemporary short stories, set along the River Thames, that draw on the rich history and folklore of the flowing heart of England. First published in 2015, updated in 2017. Also available on Kobo, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and others here.
The Adventures of Charly Holmes – Follow the adventures of a curious 12-year-old schoolgirl, as she uncovers an alien dogs’ conspiracy, investigates the legend of the Loch Ness Monster and goes on an eventful trip to London Zoo. For children aged 9+ and parents. Co-written by Tim Walker and his daughter, Cathy.
Charly & The Superheroes – Charly’s second adventure sees her going to Hollywood to watch a superhero movie being made. But a real-life disaster strikes and she must use her initiative to assist four superheroes to save the day! i-book, kobo, nook here.
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