Michael Arnold lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with his wife and young son. After childhood holidays spent visiting castles and battlefields, he developed a lifelong fascination with the Civil Wars and is a member of Earl Rivers' Regiment of Foote in The Sealed Knot.Traitor's Blood is the first in The Civil War Chronicles series featuring the unforgettable Captain Stryker and is followed by Devil's Charge (a Sunday Times Historical Fiction Choice of the Year), Hunter's Rage, Assassin's Reign and Warlord's Gold, all of which are published by Hodder & Stoughton. You can find out more about Michael Arnold at www.hodder.co.uk or www.michaelarnold-net, or follow him on Twitter at @MikeArnold01.
Praise for WARLORD'S GOLD:The enigmatic Stryker promises much entertainment - Sunday TimesA dark-hued romp, livid with the scents, sounds and colours of a country on the brink of implosion . . . impressive - Daily ExpressArnold conveys the characters' befuddlement and terror, without losing his grip on the greater ebb and flow of battle. This is masterfully done. - TimesIf you love Sharpe, you'll be knocked out by the 17th-century civil war adventures of Captain Innocent Stryker . . . at times this one-eyed veteran makes Sharpe look rather civilised - Peterborough Evening TelegraphIf you like Cornwell you will like Arnold - Historical Novels ReviewA thumping good read. With considerable skill, Arnold has reached back in time to create a living, breathing depiction of 17th century England. From his vividly described battle scenes to the richly drawn descriptions of everyday life, from the earthy vernacular of its characters to the precise details of military equipment, every last part of this book oozes authenticity. Fans of Cornwell's Sharpe novels will love Captain Innocent Stryker - he's uglier, meaner and cleverer than Sharpe. Tremendous! - Ben Kane, bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion ChroniclesArnold writes with such muscular flair the char acters stride off the pages. - Peterborough TelegraphThe author knows the Civil War inside out, he's got to the heart of it, and it's this mix of knowledge and enthusiasm that has ensnared me in his books . . . The Civil War Chronicles is an outstanding series - Marston Moor, for all its bleakness and violence, is the best. - For Winter Nights