Knight of the Cross out NOW!

The new novella, Knight of the Cross, is now available to buy, either as a paperback or for your Kindle device/app. The paperback comes with a free Kindle version as well (as do my other books).

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And here’s a little snippet!

“What exactly are you saying is causing these disappearances?” The big knight asked, making sure to keep his tone neutral for fear of offending the influential clergyman. The peace on the island was a fragile one at present, as the knights sought to stamp their authority on the place and the people.

The priest shrugged and muttered something in a language none of the Hospitallers present could identify before looking up to meet Sir Richard’s eyes. “It is old. Older than the world itself. Some say it came from another place, somewhere far away; maybe even amongst the stars, if such a thing is possible. Whatever it is, I can’t say, for I’ve never seen it and anyone who has is sent insane.” He waved a hand at the high-vaulted ceiling vaguely. “But these are just stories to frighten children, or entertain drinkers in a tavern.”

Knight of the Cross by Steven McKay


Wow, 5 stars, I never expected that, so pleased!

Originally posted on Historical Fiction reviews:


Another first for me as I have never reviewed a short story and found it a bit more difficult to do than for a full length novel.  This story is a bit of a departure from the author’s two excellent novels about Robin Hood as the subject is The Knights Hospitaller and has an element of fantasy as well though it does feature Sir Richard-at-Lee who does appear in Wolf’s Head and The Wolf and the Raven.  It takes place on the island of Rhodes and concerns the mysterious disappearance of many people on the island including some of the Hospitaller personnel.  It seems that an ancient evil has arisen, the god Dagon and he requires sacrifices of the most heinous kind.  Sir Richard is charged with the task of searching out what is causing the disappearances.  I found the story to be very entertaining and the action/plot twists to…

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Knight of the Cross available to pre-order!

Knight of the Cross is available to pre-order for your Kindle worldwide. Click the links below or visit your own local Amazon to take a look.





The paperback version should, hopefully, also be out on the same day, 19th September. Can’t wait to see how people like this little departure from the merry greenwood of England!

Knight of the Cross almost here and another #1!

The novella, Knight of the Cross is complete! A couple of my beta-readers managed to get through it in the space of a night and both said they loved it, which was a relief. I wrote the back cover blurb yesterday, just need to get it to the cover designers now so they can get it all ready to go and…that’ll be it! I’m hoping it’ll be available to buy from Amazon sometime next week and will cost just 77p/99c for the Kindle versions. It will also be out as a paperback and, before much longer, as an audiobook narrated again by the fantastic Nick Ellsworth. Keep an eye out for it, and tell your friends – Dagon is coming!

Speaking of audiobooks, Wolf’s Head has managed another number 1 – this time on Soundclick. I have an account there to post any music I write so I uploaded the short 5 minute teaser for the WH audiobook and just noticed today that it had, at some point, been at number 1 in their chart! Brilliant!

You can click the link here to hear it and, if you’re interested, check out my music (mostly heavy metal with some acoustic/folk style pieces as well). Enjoy, and let me know what you think! As far as I recall everything on those tracks was done by me – guitars, bass, mandolin, flute, vocals etc. If there’s some really good Led Zeppelin-style 12 string guitar playing it was probably recorded by my mate Bill Moore.

Want a signed copy of The Wolf and the Raven for FREE?

I have some spare paperback copies of Wolf’s Head and The Wolf and the Raven here so thought I’d sign a couple and offer them as prizes in a giveaway.

This is for people that have read and left a review of either of my books on Amazon or Goodreads or whatever (preferably Wolf and the Raven as that’s the newest and could do with a few more!). If you’ve left a review somewhere , just send me a message to let me know (with a link to the review) and I’ll put your name in the hat to win a signed book. You can choose which one.

I’ll leave this open for a couple of weeks so, if you haven’t got around to posting your review yet, now’s the time. This is open worldwide so get posting those reviews even if you’re in India or Canada or wherever!

Contact me through this site or email me at

Here’s an example of some so far (if you’re one of the two that left a 1 star review, don’t bother entering, I can guarantee you won’t win! :-p )


Wolf and Raven ebook cover final

Youtube trailer for Knight of the Cross


Very short and sweet trailer for the forthcoming  novella, Knight of the Cross, starring the Hospitaller from the Forest Lord books, Sir Richard-at-Lee. It runs to around 21,000 words although my editor has still to go over it so the word count will probably rise slightly.

Hopefully it’s good value for money and a nice little change from the main series. It’ll be available on Kindle, paperback and, soon after publication, as an audiobook read once again by Nick Ellsworth. 

Each format will be cheaper than my full-length Forest Lord novels – 77p UK/ £0.99 US for Kindle, and similarly reduced prices for the other formats to reflect the shorter word count. 

Tell your book loving friends! :-)