Announcement Regarding Book 2 of the Order of the Saltier Trilogy


Today, author William Speir signed an agreement to begin the publication of his second book, Crusaders of the Saltier – Book 2 of the Order of the Saltier Trilogy. Additional updates will be sent on the progress of this book becoming available.

For those who have not seen this, here is the synopsis of the entire trilogy.

Book 1 – Knights of the Saltier – Released July 30, 2010

In Book 1, we are introduced to Tom Anderson, a young man wanting to be part of something bigger than himself. He follows his own path, joins the military, and has a distinguished career. Once out of the military, he is recruited into The Order. The Order is working to bring down a large crime syndicate that has become aware of The Order’s existence and is committed to the Order’s destruction. Book 1 is also the story about a father and a son, coming together has adults and healing old wounds. The climax of the book comes when one of the leaders of the crime syndicate attempts revenge for the Order’s efforts against his business.

Book 2 – Crusaders of the Saltier – Coming in Early 2011

In Book 2, which picks up three years after the end of Book 1, we are introduced to Emily McCafferty, a member of the Order who becomes very close to Tom Anderson. Their love story is set against the backdrop of a crisis gripping the nation. The President has been assassinated and there have been several terrorist attacks around the country. The country goes into “lock down,” using techniques perfected by Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. The Order becomes aware of illegal acts being committed against US citizens and steps in to help. The climax of the book occurs during a battle in the nation’s Capitol building between members of The Order, who are protecting the witnesses of these illegal acts, and forces attempting push aside the civil government.

Book 3 – Protectors of the Saltier – Coming in Late 2011

In Book 3, which picks up one year after the end of Book 2, Tom and Emily are continuing their adventures together and enjoying successful careers. Members of the forces who attempted to push aside the civil government in Book 2 are still at large and planning a return to power. There is internal conflict within The Order as to how to handle these fugitives, and this conflict threatens to split The Order apart. The fugitives make their move, and at a military industry expo and conference where Tom and Emily are presenting, The Order must come together to stop the fugitives once and for all.

If any one has any questions about either Knights of the Saltier or Crusaders of the Saltier, please contact the author directly.


About wbspeirjr

Award-winning author William Speir was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1962. His first published work is the 2015 "Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors." In addition to his artillery manual, William has published 19 novels, including a 9-book action-adventure series ("The Knights of the Saltire Series"), five historical novels ("King’s Ransom," "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," "Arthur, King," and "The Besieged Pharaoh"), one fantasy novel ("The Kingstone of Airmid"), one science fiction novel ("The Olympium of Bacchus 12"), one geo-political thriller ("The Trinity Gambit"), and a stand-alone action-adventure novel ("Shiko Unleashed"). William is a 5-time Royal Palm Literary Award winner: 2014 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "King’s Ransom," 2015 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," 2017 Second Place Published Historical Fiction for "Arthur, King," 2017 First Place Published Historical Fiction for "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," and 2017 First Place Published Science Fiction for "The Olympium of Bacchus 12." William currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC. For more information about William Speir, please visit his website at
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