WELCOME TO MY WORLD!
Yes, you are in the right place! The new website and blog of C.C. Humphreys.
Click on any of the links above, or the covers to the right, to go to any of the novels. On their pages you will also find podcasts, galleries of photos… and the odd film!
And now for some fast breaking NEWS:
JACK ABSOLUTE RETURNS TO AMERICA!
Yes, he’s back. What the Good Book Guide in the UK called: ‘The finest series of historical novels since Patrick O’Brian’ is published in the USA on May 7th.
Meet the real Jack Absolute – not the comic captain from Sheridan’s play ‘The Rivals’. Meet the Redcoat. The Mohawk. The Lover. The Spy.
“An absolute delight! Swashbuckling adventure, eighteenth century wit, hugely entertaining plots, and one of the most appealing military gentlemen ever to wear a sword.” – Diana Gabaldon, Author of ‘Outlander’ and the Lord John Grey series.
You can buy at your local bookstore or online at:
A Rather nice early blog review: ‘Imagine if Dan Brown were to write historical fiction starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes. Got that? Now throw in a heavy dose of Shakespeare and theatre humor and you have this novel. From the first page, it is a rush of a read. Jack is a great character – sexy, smarmy, and suave.’ Tara’s Book Blog
Film Possibilities: I don’t usually allow myself to get too excited about film news. But this, in Hollywood’s Daily Variety, did make me at least crack a grin:
‘Game of Thrones producer joins French Executioner’:
“This is a spectacularly good historical novel. Lewd, debauched and pungent on the one hand, but genuinely romantic, honourable and deeply felt on the other.
- The opening of the first review for my new novel – on Goodreads. From Richard Lee – founder of the Historical Novels Society. Here’s the rest:
“ I think what will stay with me longest is the vivid portrayal of Elizabethan Southwark in ferment, and Shakespeare, and the context of some of his plays. But there’s spying, rebellion, and adventure, and it’s a real page-turner too. I’m ashamed to say this is the first C.C. Humphreys I have read. Now for some more.”
I’m considering: ‘Lewd, debauched and pungent’ for my tombstone!
Here’s another inkling of a review for my new novel: some tweets!
@HumphreysCC I wasn’t sure you could top vlad which I loved. But this book is a cut above.
UK: March 14th 2013
Canada: June 4th 2013
Preorder here: http://tiny.cc/0qebsw
And in the US!
Here’s the press release from my US publishers for my latest there:
New Novel Details Epic Clash of Civilizations
Author C.C. Humphreys Weaves Dramatic Tale of the Fall of Constantinople
You know how the siege of Constantinople ends. It’s written in the history books.
But what was the human toll? What are the stories of the people involved? How did they experience this epic battle that tore apart cultures, religions, and families?
That is what you will discover in author C.C. Humphreys’s new novel A Place Called Armageddon: Constantinople 1453 (ISBN 9781402272493; SEPTEMBER 2012; $25.99; Fiction; Hardcover).
The year is 1453. The city of Constantinople is at the center of a clash of civilizations. For the Greeks, it’s their home that has withstood attacks for centuries behind mighty walls. For the Turks, it’s the prize they have spent centuries trying to win.
Humphreys features a wide cast of characters from both sides of the rampart in A Place Called Armageddon. At the center are Gregoras and Theon. Twin brothers from Constantinople. One an exiled mercenary who has vowed never to return. The other a rising diplomatic star hiding a secret of betrayal. A woman who has captured one’s heart, but is married to the other as a trophy. Two brothers fighting for glory and redemption.
A Place Called Armageddon also imagines what the battle meant for two real-life historical figures—Emperor Constantine and Mehmet, sultan of the Turks. Both men fighting for their people and for God. Both sides tasting victory and defeat before the final showdown. Among those fighting is engineer John Grant, a Scotsman brought to Constantinople to recover the formula for Greek Fire, and Achmed, a Turkish farmer lured into service by the promise of the spoils of war. Lurking in the shadows is Leilah, a sorceress who plays a dangerous game with both sides.
From sword fights with pirates to explosions in tunnels and towers, secret rendezvous in the enemy camp, and the religious and moral dilemmas of war, Humphreys once again uses his dramatic flair and meticulous research to weave fiction into fact.
Click AMAZON to buy straight away! And click on the book’s cover to the right, or its title above to go the page for synopsis, reviews … and even a short film!
Here’s a great review from Publisher’s Weekly:
And in other news…
THE BIG ONE! I AM MOVING PUBLISHERS!
Click HERE to see the announcement in The Bookseller.
Check out the newly added ‘APPEARANCES’ page above and come and meet me in action this June in various US cities.