Archives for March 2014

It’s Tolkien Reading Day

Reading day

Check out the many excellent articles on’s Tolkien Reading Day site. In my piece “Break Bread Like A Hobbit” you can learn how Tolkien took (Took?) his tea; and what was on the dessert menu at the Prancing Pony.

You can also read a very brief but wonderfully insightful firsthand account of  J.R.R. Tolkien from noted scientist Amory Lovins.

My New Book


My new action-adventure novel Spartans at the Gates arrives in bookstores on the 24th of June from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. It’s the sequel to my book Sons of Zeus and is the second part of the Warrior Trilogy. Read my most recent blog on the book’s homepage. Here’s a new blurb from histfic author Angus Donald.

Angus Donald blurb