Gordon Doherty

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Gordon Doherty
Gordon Doherty - Author
BornGlasgow, UK

Gordon Doherty is a Scottish historical novelist whose works centre mainly on Classical Antiquity.


Graduating from university with a degree in Physics, Gordon pursued a career in the science and technology sector. In his spare time, he studied history voraciously, and began working on his first Legionary novel - set in the late Roman Empire on the cusp of the Great Migration that would see many tribes including the Huns arrive at the empire's doorstep. Launched in 2011 during the self-publishing boom, Legionary proved to be a great success, and a launch pad for Gordon's writing career.[1] He has gone on to write over twenty further novels,[2] set in the Roman Empire, Byzantium,[3] Classical Greece and the Bronze Age. These have been released both independently and through publishers like Penguin[4] and Head of Zeus.[5] Gordon now writes full-time and is represented by Watson, Little Ltd Literary Agency. He lives with his wife and cats near the ruins of the Antonine Wall.




  • Eagles in the Desert (2020)
  1. Legionary (2011)
  2. Viper of the North (2012)
  3. Land of the Sacred Fire (2013)
  4. The Scourge of Thracia (2015)
  5. Gods & Emperors (2015)
  6. Empire of Shades (2017)
  7. The Blood Road (2018)
  8. Dark Eagle (2020)


  1. Born in the Borderlands (2011)
  2. Rise of the Golden Heart (2013)
  3. Island in the Storm (2014)

Empires of Bronze[edit]

  1. Son of Ishtar (2019)
  2. Dawn of War (2020)
  3. Thunder at Kadesh (2020)
  4. The Crimson Throne (2021)
  5. The Shadow of Troy (2021)
  6. The Dark Earth (2022)

Rise of Emperors[edit]

(with Simon Turney)

  1. Sons of Rome (2020)
  2. Masters of Rome (2021)
  3. Gods of Rome (2021)

Series contributed to[edit]

Assassin's Creed[edit]

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

HWA Short Story Collection[edit]

  • Rubicon (2019) (with Nick Brown, Ruth Downie, Richard Foreman, Alison Morton, Anthony Riches, Antonia Senior, Peter Tonkin and L J Trafford)


  1. ^ "Gordon Doherty". Goodreads.com.
  2. ^ "Gordon Doherty Author Profile". Amazon.com.
  3. ^ "Strategos: Born in the Borderlands - Historical novel Society". historicalnovelsociety.org.
  4. ^ "Gordon Doherty - Penguin Books". Penguin.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Sons of Rome - Head of Zeus". headofzeus.com.

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