New Addition to “The Knights of the Saltire Series”

As many of you know, the last book in my 7-book Action Adventure series, The Knights of the Saltire, is about to be released. Legacy of the Grand Master is about the daughter of the series’ main characters taking her place in the “family business.”  I wrote this novel nearly five years ago, and when it was finished, I put the series aside to work on other projects.  Since then, I’ve written six novels: one Science Fiction, one Fantasy, and four Historical Fiction.  I am immensely proud of these novels, but like a first love, I have a special place in my heart for the series.

I’ve taken a break from writing new novels and have been working on converting the series into screenplays (either television or film I haven’t decided). As a result, I’ve felt an irresistible pull to explore new material for these characters that I’ve come to think of as family.  In the first seven books, I’ve dealt with thieves, murderers, stalkers, rapists, drug dealers, smugglers, corrupt politicians trying to take over the government, arms dealers, mercenaries, foreign and domestic terrorists, crooked cops, and counterfeiters.  But there is one crime that I’ve never written about, and it’s such a scourge on humanity that I believe it is the perfect material to include in the series: human trafficking.

So, I’m now working on what will be the eighth (and possibly ninth if I can’t do the story justice in a single volume) book in the series: The Legacy Enslaved.  I don’t know when the manuscript(s) will be finished, but the initial research and outlining has begun.  Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.

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 William is a 5-time Royal Palm Literary Award winner: 2014 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "King’s Ransom," 2015 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," 2017 Second Place Published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 WilliamSpeir.com.
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