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Falconer, Colin 1953-

Works: 143 works in 490 publications in 16 languages and 5,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Travel writing  Spy fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.A537, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Falconer
When we were gods : a novel of Cleopatra by Colin Falconer( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt, her bold plot to woo Julius Caesar in order to save her country, and her wild affair with Marc Antony, Caesar's protégé and successor
Feathered serpent : a novel of the Mexican conquest by Colin Falconer( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A high-born Mexica heiress, she [Malinali] was sold into slavery as a child, and it was a slave of the Maya that she met the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes."--Jacket
The sultan's harem : a novel by Colin Falconer( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inciting the envy of numerous European kings for his unrivaled collection of beautiful wives, slaves, and concubines, Suleyman of the Ottoman Empire is targeted by Tartar slave Hurrem, who plots to overthrow Suleyman and capture his harem
Silk Road by Colin Falconer( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1259 AD: Josseran Sarrazini is a man divided in his soul. A Christian Knight Templar haunted by a shameful past, he hopes to find redemption in a dangerous crusade: a journey from Palestine to Xanadu, to form a crucial allegiance against the Saracens at the legendary court to Kubilai Khan - the seat of the Mongol Empire. Instead he finds the solace he seeks in a warrior-princess from a heathen tribe. Beautiful and ferocious, Khutelun is a Tartar, a nomadic rider of the Mongolian steppe. Although their own union is utterly impossible, she will find in Josseran what she cannot find in one of her own
Stigmata by Colin Falconer( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1205 AD: Philip of Vercy sails away from the roasting wasteland where he has passed the last year. As a Knight of the Realm, he has fought the infidel in the Holy Land. Now, after twelve months of savage, bloody warfare in the scorching sun, he is finally coming home to his castle, to peace, and to his beloved wife. But France offers neither comfort nor peace. His wife has died in childbirth, his young son is dying of a wasting disease and in the south his Cathar countrymen are being brutally persecuted. When Philip hears rumours of a healer in the Languedoc, a young woman blessed by God and marked with Christ's Stigmata, he rides out on a desperate quest to save his son
The year we seized the day : a true story of friendship and renewal on the Camino by Elizabeth Best( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a travelogue about the authors' pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain, the emotional trials each one experienced along the way, and the lessons they learned about themselves and each other
Harem by Colin Falconer( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colin Falconer is the best selling author of WHEN WE WERE GODS and AZTEC and over twenty other novels. His books have been translated into seventeen languages. "A page-turner ... This peek behind the walls of the seraglio will seduce lovers of large-scale historical fiction."--Booklist
La princesa Azteca by Colin Falconer( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter if a prophet and the child slave of Spanish adventurer Hernan Cortes, the life of the Aztec princess Malinali is one of the most enduring legends of Mexico. Her role in history divides opinion even today. Reviled by some as a traitor responsible for the destruction of the Indians, worshiped by others as a heroine and symbolic mother of the nation, hers is the most extraordinary story in the history of the Americas. The legendary Aztec civilization is here brought to life in blazing colour, as the author traces the story of the enigmatic Malinali who held for a moment the future of an entire country in her hands. Contradictory, sensuous and fiercely intelligent, Malinali became the key to Cortes conquest of Mexico. It is a story of impossible odds, unimaginable cruelty, extraordinary courage and craven betrayal. Who were the heroes and who the villains? Today the Aztecs are a distant memory. But Malinali's name lives on. This book spent four months on the best seller lists in Mexico, re-igniting debate yet again about the true heritage of a people and the very nature of western colonisation of the natural world
Colossus by Colin Falconer( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Czech and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping tale of courage, honor, and betrayal in the army of Alexander the Great Babylon, 323 BC. Alexander the Great has survived every effort to kill him. Restless, ruthless, he wonders which world to conquer next. He has a powerful new weapon--the war elephants he brought back from India. He also has a conquest in mind--the fabulous empire of Carthage. As Alexander plots, a war elephant named Colossus violently lashes out against the soldiers who are tormenting him, and only one trainer has the courage to calm the massive beast. When Alexander notices the young man's bravery, Gajendra begins a meteoric climb through the ranks of the Macedonian army, protected by the fierce but devoted Colossus. As captain of the elephants, Gajendra is deeply loyal to Alexander, the great General who plucked him from obscurity. But as he sees how luxury and power have corrupted his champion, he faces a terrible choice: Just as Gajendra glimpses the ultimate prize, he realizes that in order to become the heir to Alexander's throne and gain all he's dreamed of, he must betray everything he loves ... Colossus is an epic tale of immense evil, pitiless gods and burning cities, of dwarves, priestesses and kings, and of the profound friendship between animal and master. It is the story of two men--one with boundless ambition, and one who reaches for undreamed-of power, all set against the warp of history as Alexander's army approaches the gates of Rome."--
The unkillable Kitty O'Kane by Colin Falconer( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When fiery and idealistic Kitty O'Kane excapes the crushing poverty of Dublin's tenements, she's determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titantic. As a suffragette in New York's Greenwich Village, she's jailed for breaking storefront windows. And in traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she's at the Winter Palace when it's stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War. During Kitty's remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesn't know everything about her past--a past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness?"--Page 4 of cover
The certainty of doing evil by Colin Falconer( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearls by Colin Falconer( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1913 and Cameron MacKenzie, a young Scotsman, has come to Broome hoping to find a pearl that will make his fortune. Set against the backdrop of pearling in Broome in the early 20th century, and filled with a fascinating array of characters
Disappeared by Colin Falconer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the most terrible secret a father could hide from his daughter? € € Buenos Aires, 1976. The generals take control and for rich Jewish financiers like Reuben Altman the world is coming to an end, just as it should be beginning. He has a beautiful wife who has just given him two twin baby daughters, Diana and Simone. But the night the death squads come to his apartment, he is not there, he is with his mistress. It is a sin he will pay for, over and over again. The man who tortures and murders his wife also takes one of his baby daughters as his own. But what happened to Diana? Many years later, after the junta are overthrown, Reuben Altman returns to Argentine to try and unravel the secrets. € € A deeply religious country with a dark and violent past, Argentine has always treated its generals with as much reverence as its priests. So it does not surprise him when his search leads him to Rome and the headquarters of the Catholic Church. In uncovering the truth he threatens men with powerful links to the international arms business and the Vatican bank itself. € € But Reuben is a man looking for redemption and will stop at nothing to bring his daughters back together and uncover the most terrible secret any father can ever keep. € € Colin Falconer is the international best-selling author ofAnastasia, theOpiumseries and 15 other best-selling novels. His books have been translated into 18 languages
Rough justice by Colin Falconer( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee detectives werken samen om een moord, een verkrachting en de dood van een politieman te onderzoeken
Deathwatch by Colin Falconer( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anastasia by Colin Falconer( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanghai, 1920. American journalist Michael Sheridan saves the life of a White Russian prostitute. She bears the same name and an extraordinary resemblance to the Russian princess said to have survided the brutal murder of her family at the hands of Bolshevik revolutionaries, but is suffering from amnesia and cannot remember more than the last year of her life. Unravelling the mystery of her past takes Michael and Anastatia from the decadence of pre-war Berlin and London to Bolshevik Russia and New York, just before the Wall Street crash. Michael is the only man who has ever helped Anastasia without wanting something in return - but can she give up the chance to be a princess for true love?
Venom by Colin Falconer( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jongeman, die op jonge leeftijd door zijn ouders is verlaten, groeit vol haatgevoelens op in Saigon en is gericht op maar één ding: wraak
My beautiful spy by Colin Falconer( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1940. Europe is at war and British spy Nick davis is posing as a diplomat in Bucharest. But the Nazis have recently arrived, and terror has overtaken the city. When Nick rescues the beautiful but mysterious Daniela Simonici, mistress to a German businessman, his life is changed forever. Nick and Daniela fall for each other, hard, and soon Daniela is spying for Nick
Stairway to the moon by Colin Falconer( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was only ever one woman in the life of Jamie Niland. But Elvie McKenzie, scarred by loss and humiliation, has learned too well that if you don't love, you don't get hurt. As the once booming pearling town of Broome dies around them and war looms, the secret that links their destinies draws them together even as it tears them apart
Opium by Colin Falconer( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How was he ever going to win her back? Wasn't she the one who asked him: 'Do you want to chase clouds forever?' Well, then he had to do some things he wasn't too proud of, so that they could live this diamond life, become 'un vrai monsieur', get some respect. Be a boss in his own right. Wasn't that what she wanted? One day I will make her love me again .' Saigon 1967. As Indochina explodes into a bloody war, Baptiste Crocé expands his father-in-laws' opium business. Now the Americans have a taste for white powder and Europe is demanding more and more. He could soon be rich beyond his wildest dreams. It would be perfect but for one thing. He wants his wife to love him again. While Mao's revolution spills over into Hong Kong, Douglas Ho, Red Pole of the Fei Leung triad establishes heroin factories inside the Burma jungles. The opium business is going big time. Soon the mafia arrive. But while Noelle Crocé dreams of the lover she left behind, his son returns to Indochina to fly in America's secret war in Laos. But his own affair with a New York journalist spills over into politics. Does he show her the secrets of Air Opium, or will Asia corrupt him as it corrupted his father and everyone who touches the opium trade? Air Opium is the second book in the 'Opium' saga, tracing the growth of the international heroin trade in Asia 1960-1969
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When we were gods : a novel of Cleopatra
Feathered serpent : a novel of the Mexican conquestThe sultan's harem : a novelSilk RoadThe year we seized the day : a true story of friendship and renewal on the CaminoHaremLa princesa AztecaThe certainty of doing evilPearls
Alternative Names

controlled identityBowles, Colin, 1953-

Arbanville, Mark d'.‏

Bowles, Colin.

Bowles, Colin 1953-

Colin Falconer britischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Colin Falconer Brits schrijver

Colin Falconer écrivain australien

Colin Falconer escritor australiano

D'Arbanville, Mark‏

Falconer, Colin

Falconer, Colin 1953-

Колин Боулс