I could hardly put the book down I was so intrigued with the events. You bring fact and fiction together beautifully. I enjoyed all three books I will be waiting for more English history from you. Thank you very much for these great reads
I am writing to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying reading your Medieval Series books. My wife gave me 1410 as a Christmas present and I was gripped from the first page. The story flows and is easy to follow, full of intrigue and suspense, the characters are strong and believable, and everything is described in fine detail which for me is perfect as for me reading is an escape from the day to day stuff that one has to deal with. I can easily close my eyes and be transported back in time to wherever the characters are. Having looked at your website after reading 1410 what I had imagined as I read wasn’t too far away from your son’s fine polo pony or Alice who is indeed very beautiful and looks every part a Contessa.
Many years ago I used to take part in medieval re-enactments so I understand what it is like to fight as a knight although in a more choreographed and far less deadly way. My wife and I also had a medieval themed wedding in our local medieval church which was the first time a knight had been married in the church since the medieval period.
I have just started 1411 and again I am hooked, this time there is some further interest as I have lived in Nottingham all my life so it is interesting to see it described as it was in medieval times.
Sir, thank you for your literary works. I just finished the three books 1410-1412 and enjoyed them immensely.
Your writing style was easy to read and kept me always intrigued about what would happen next.
Historical fiction is always a fine line between fact and the imagination of the author. You balanced that very well.
I especially enjoyed the manner of speech of your characters. It added a realism that I don’t find in too many books if this genre.
I hope to see more about Jamie, Christo, and big Mark from you soon.
Thank you again for sharing your talent with us, the readers.
Simon Fairfax writes in two different genres: International financial thrillers and medieval fiction.
He is a former Chartered Surveyor, Editor of an online polo magazine (having played polo for a number of years) and has practiced martial arts, fencing and shooting. He now restores old classic sports cars for fun.As a lover of crime thrillers and espionage, Simon turned what is seen by others as a dull 9 – 5 job into something that is exciting, and as close to real life as possible, with Rupert Brett, his unwilling hero.
His new medieval series now has three books released in a proposed 6 book series. The first, A Knight and a Spy 1410, is set in a tumultuous time at the English court. It tells the story of Jamie de Grispere, squire in training and his two companions as they fight the French to save Calais, Welsh treason and Scottish revolts.
The fourth book in the series, A Knight and a Spy 1413 will be published at the end of August 2022.