6 May 2009
I got my copy of The Spear of Destiny and I enjoyed it very much. You can read my comments on the Daniel Easterman page.
11 March 2009
Amazon UK are listing a "blurb" and now a cover for The Spear of Destiny which is due for publication on 20 April 2009. They also seem to be selling the book at 74% off the hardback!
The untimely and brutal death of an old man sparks a chain of events that will put his nephew in danger as he races across Europe to Egypt, to solve one of the oldest mysteries in the world: the location of the tomb of Christ and the sword that pierced his body on the Cross. In 1942 Gerald Usherwood and his platoon discover a mysterious crypt and it becomes clear they've stumbled onto something extraordinary. Sixty years later, his nephew Ethan discovers his body, slumped over his desk, clutching a small, ancient relic. As Ethan begins piecing together the events of 60 years before guided by Gerald's diaries, he finds himself hurtling across Europe, just one step ahead of the killer who will stop at nothing to discover the final resting place of Jesus Christ - and the ultimate religious icon that could spearhead a violent campaign to revive the Nazi legacy.
19 October 2008
I've just noticed that Amazon UK are listing a book called The Spear of Destiny by Daniel Easterman. It's due to be published by Allison & Busby on 1 April 2009 in hardcover. No plot details yet, but I assume the title refers to the Roman spear that was used at the Crucifiction.
16 June 2008
I've added my review of The Sword to the page.
12 June 2008
I finished reading The Sword yesterday and I enjoyed it very much. I'll write up a review and add it to the page later.
28 May 2008
My paperback of The Sword arrived from Amazon UK this morning. So it's out!
25 May 2008
The paperback of The Sword was delayed from April and is due out tomorrow. I've had an email from Amazon UK to tell me that my paperback is on the way. Happy days!
14 April 2008
Amazon UK lists the paperback of The Sword as being published on 10 April 2008. I've ordered a copy so we'll see what happens. And we'll see if I can start updating this site!
27 September 2007
Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been wanting to re-read the books and write some reviews.
This week sees the publication of the first new "Easterman" for a number of years. It's called The Sword and is out in hardcover from www.allisonandbusby.ltd.uk. Here's the blurb from their website...
"Professor Jack Goodrich has a prestigious job in Cairo and a happy family life with his wife and ten-year-old daughter. When he’s offered the chance to authenticate potentially priceless artefacts, including a sword, he thinks his dreams have come true. But as soon as they are in his possession, the nightmare begins with the death of his wife and daughter. The sword appears to be the property of the descendent of the Prophet Mohammed, and the people who want it will do anything to get it. Once the descendent has it he will declare jihad on all non-Muslims. Only a strange, beautiful woman known as Scheherazade can help him. Together they must decide what to do with the sword and try to prevent the destruction of the world as we know it."
As soon as I buy it I'll read it, and as soon as I read it I'll write a review. I promise!
25 July 2007
I've added covers for The Last Assassin, The Ninth Buddha and Night of the Seventh Darkness.
22 July 2007
I've added a few missing images for the hardback of Name of the Beast, K and Midnight Comes at Noon.
Thanks to Denis (a.k.a. Daniel Easterman) for his email. The Sword is on track for release in September and he's already working on the next book.
12 April 2007
I've been reading Daniel Easterman's novels for many years now. They are thrillers that offer a mix of archaeological secrets, religious fanatics and political extremists, all set against an international stage. They are also some of the best-written thrillers I have read and they offer genuinely sympathetic protagonists.
Over the last few years that has not been a new "Easterman" on the bookshelves but I notice that in September 2007 a new novel is due called The Sword.
Over the coming weeks and months I hope to add more cover images plus my own reviews of the books.
Easterman also writes horror novels under the name Jonathan Aycliffe, although to call them "horror novels" really doesn't do them justice.