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What happened to the Macedon trilogy by H.A. Culley? – Cos’è successo alla trilogia Macedonia di H.A. Culley?

UPDATE: HERE!

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A few days ago I wrote to Amazon.Com to ask if they had information about the printed version of the Macedon trilogy by H.A. Culley. This recent discovery of mine seems very interesting because I don’t know the author but this historical trilogy has as protagonists: Parmenion for The Strategos, Philip in The Sacred War and Alexander in Alexander and I’m very curious about it!

I now realized that the trilogy is no longer available even in Kindle format. I haven’t the faintest idea of what happened though, since other books by the author are available in paper format I thought that maybe these too would be printed. I also looked for a way to contact the author to ask him for informations but I found nothing. How strange and what a pity!

I hope to find answers to my questions soon because it really seemed an interesting trilogy, even if it wasn’t exactly recent. Culley is an author of historical novels and has published many but alas no one translated into Italian.

I leave you the synopsis of the three books and the biography of the elusive author:

The Strategos – (Macedon #1)

(Published November 29th 2015 by Orchard House Publishing)

This first novel in the trilogy charts the rise to power of Parmenion, one of history’s greatest generals, who was instrumental in helping Philip II to conquer Greece and Alexander the Great to conquer Persia.
Parmenion is the second son of a minor noble who sets out as a mercenary to make a name of himself. After a disastrous expedition to Egypt ,Parmenion overcomes assassination plots, treachery and betrayal at home and as well as battling against Macedon’s external enemies, who endanger the very survival of the kingdom.
Eventually Parmenion helps Philip to secure his throne and to win a stunning victory on the plains of Illyria.

The Sacred War – (Macedon #2)

(Published February 2nd 2016 by Orchard House Publishing)

When the Phocians sack the Oracle at Delphi and steal Apollo’s treasure, which belongs to Athens, Thebes and Corinth, the Greeks declare a sacred war against the defilers of the oracle. Philip allows Athens, Thebes and Phocis to exhaust themselves during a decade of fighting before stepping in to broker a peace between them.
Having brought most of the Hellenic world under his rule he fights one last battle against Athens and Thebes during which his son, the eighteen year old Alexander, plays a crucial role.

Alexander – (Macedon #3)

(Published April 10th 2016 by Orchard House Publishing)

From the moment of his birth Alexander has to fight for his rights as heir to the throne of Macedon. His father is torn between pride in and antagonism towards his son and comes close to killing him more than once. Brought up in harsh competitive environment, Alexander emerges with a burning desire to conquer the known world.
H A Culley’s novel about Alexander’s boyhood and his path to the throne is a fast paced tale of intrigue and warfare. When his mother arranges his father’s assassination, Alexander is quick to eliminate his rivals and seize the crown for himself. With a speed that catches the other Greek states by surprise, he overcomes all resistance and makes himself the supreme ruler of Greece in just a few months.
However, he must still secure his route to the Danube, deal with insurrection in Illyria and the perfidy of Thebes before he can embark on his of conquest of Asia.

H A Culley served as an Army officer for twenty four years during which time he had a variety of unusual jobs. He spent his twenty first birthday in the jungles of Borneo, commanded an Arab infantry unit in the Gulf for three years and was the military attaché in Beirut during the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War. After leaving the Army he spent twenty one years in the education sector. He has served on the board of two commercial companies and has been a trustee of several national and local charities. His last job before retiring was as the finance director and company secretary of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education. Since retirement he has been involved in several historical projects and gives talks on historical subjects. He started writing historical fiction in 2013.

Have you already heard of him? Have you read this trilogy?

Good evening everybody,


Update: May 2nd, 2020

Culley continues to publish books because on February came out the new “THE GREAT HEATHEN ARMY: The Saga of Wessex 1” and I can’t find the way to contact him for ask the informations about Macedon Trilogy.

I also discovered that Orchard House Publishing is the name of his “Independently published”. My search continues!


Buongiorno a tutti, grazie di essere su Alessandro III di Macedonia- la tua risorsa su Alessandro Magno

Qualche giorno fa scrissi ad Amazon.Com per chiedere se avevano informazioni riguardo l’uscita cartacea della trilogia Macedonia di H.A. Culley. Questa mia recente scoperta sembra molto interessante perché non conosco l’autore ma questa trilogia storica ha come protagonisti: Parmenione per The Strategos, Filippo in The Sacred War e Alessandro in Alexander e mi incuriosisce molto!

Adesso mi sono accorta che la trilogia non è più disponibile neanche in formato Kindle. Non ho la più pallida idea di cosa sia successo però, dato che altri libri dell’autore sono disponibili in formato cartaceo pensavo che forse anche questi sarebbero stati stampati. Ho inoltre cercato un modo per contattare l’autore per chiedergli informazioni ma non ho trovato nulla. Che strano e che peccato!

Spero di trovare presto una risposta alle mie domande perché mi sembrava veramente un’uscita interessante anche se non proprio recente. Culley è un autore di romanzi storici e ne ha pubblicati molti ma ahimè nessuno tradotto in italiano.

Vi lascio le sinossi dei tre libri e la biografia dello sfuggente autore:

The Strategos – (Macedon #1)

(Pubblicato il 29 Novembre 2015 da Orchard House Publishing)

This first novel in the trilogy charts the rise to power of Parmenion, one of history’s greatest generals, who was instrumental in helping Philip II to conquer Greece and Alexander the Great to conquer Persia.
Parmenion is the second son of a minor noble who sets out as a mercenary to make a name of himself. After a disastrous expedition to Egypt ,Parmenion overcomes assassination plots, treachery and betrayal at home and as well as battling against Macedon’s external enemies, who endanger the very survival of the kingdom.
Eventually Parmenion helps Philip to secure his throne and to win a stunning victory on the plains of Illyria.

The Sacred War – (Macedon #2)

(Pubblicato il 2 Febbraio 2016 da Orchard House Publishing)

When the Phocians sack the Oracle at Delphi and steal Apollo’s treasure, which belongs to Athens, Thebes and Corinth, the Greeks declare a sacred war against the defilers of the oracle. Philip allows Athens, Thebes and Phocis to exhaust themselves during a decade of fighting before stepping in to broker a peace between them.
Having brought most of the Hellenic world under his rule he fights one last battle against Athens and Thebes during which his son, the eighteen year old Alexander, plays a crucial role.

Alexander – (Macedon #3)

(Pubblicato il 10 Aprile 2016 da Orchard House Publishing)

From the moment of his birth Alexander has to fight for his rights as heir to the throne of Macedon. His father is torn between pride in and antagonism towards his son and comes close to killing him more than once. Brought up in harsh competitive environment, Alexander emerges with a burning desire to conquer the known world.
H A Culley’s novel about Alexander’s boyhood and his path to the throne is a fast paced tale of intrigue and warfare. When his mother arranges his father’s assassination, Alexander is quick to eliminate his rivals and seize the crown for himself. With a speed that catches the other Greek states by surprise, he overcomes all resistance and makes himself the supreme ruler of Greece in just a few months.
However, he must still secure his route to the Danube, deal with insurrection in Illyria and the perfidy of Thebes before he can embark on his of conquest of Asia.

H A Culley served as an Army officer for twenty four years during which time he had a variety of unusual jobs. He spent his twenty first birthday in the jungles of Borneo, commanded an Arab infantry unit in the Gulf for three years and was the military attaché in Beirut during the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War. After leaving the Army he spent twenty one years in the education sector. He has served on the board of two commercial companies and has been a trustee of several national and local charities. His last job before retiring was as the finance director and company secretary of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education. Since retirement he has been involved in several historical projects and gives talks on historical subjects. He started writing historical fiction in 2013.

Avevate già sentito parlare di lui? Avete letto questa trilogia?

Buona serata a tutti,

Aggiornamento: 2 Maggio 2020

Culley continua a pubblicare libri perché a Febbraio è uscito il nuovo “THE GREAT HEATHEN ARMY: The Saga of Wessex 1” e non riesco a trovare il modo di contattarlo per chiedergli qualche informazione riguardo la Trilogia Macedon.

Ho inoltre scoperto che la Orchard House Publishing è un nome che si da all'”Independently published”. La mia ricerca continua!

4 pensieri su “What happened to the Macedon trilogy by H.A. Culley? – Cos’è successo alla trilogia Macedonia di H.A. Culley?”

  1. Hallo. I’m H A Culley and the author of the Macedon trilogy. I withdrew them from sale because they had stopped selling in any volume. However, your article has persuaded me to publish them again on kindle and I’ll think about publishing them as paperbacks as well.

    "Mi piace"

    1. Hi I’m Elena from Italy, thank you very much for writing me! I’m honored and happy you stumbled upon my article and I saw you already published them on Amazon! I’m writing a new article right now but I’m hoping you’ll publish them as paperbacks as well because I’d love to add them on my “Alexander’s library” and also because I can’t read on eBook.
      Thank you very much!
      Greetings
      Elena

      "Mi piace"

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