Dr. Simon Curtis has lived in Suffolk, England, all his life. He has been a farrier, shoeing horses and working with iron since 1972. Simon was awarded a doctorate by the University of Central Lancashire, in equine locomotion and physiology in 2017, has lectured in 30 countries on the subject of farriery and published five text books. His interest in the Anglo-Saxon period of history has led to The Swordsmith, his first work of fiction.
The Swordsmith is set in the darkest of the Dark Ages, during the early settlement of England by the Anglo Saxons. It is a time of danger and violence where a boy like Osgarleaves childhood early and is thrust into the battle between Christian and Pagan, Angles and Britons. When his village is raide...