Bio: Cecelia Holland was born in Henderson, Nevada in 1943 and started writing at the age of twelve.
Starting with The Firedrake in 1966, she has published 21 independent historical novels covering periods from the middle of the first millennium CE up through parts of the early 20th century and from Egypt, through Russia, central Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland to the West Coast of the U.S. Most recently she has completed a series of five novels set in the world of the Vikings, covering a period of about fifty years during the tenth century and following the adventures of Corban Loosestrife and his descendants.
Holland has also published two non-fiction historical/biographic works, two childrens novels, a contemporary novel and a science fiction novel as well as a number of historical essays.
Holland has three daughters. She lives in Fortuna, California and, once a week, teached a class in creative writing at Pelican Bay State prison in Crescent City, California.
2000 years in the future, runaway pollution has made the Earth uninhabitable except in giant biodomes. The society is an anarchy, with disputes mediated through the Machiavellian Committee for the Revolution. Mars, Venus and the Moon support flourishing colonies of various political stripes. On the fringes of the solar system, in the Gas Planets, a strange, new, violent kind of human has evolved. In this unstable system the anarchist Paula Mendoza, an agent of the Committee, works to make peace,... more info>>
Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomine Tuo da gloriam. "Not to us, O Lord, but to Your Name give glory." This motto highlights the vows of chastity and humility taken by the Knights Templar. But, it also speaks to their role as ferocious warriors, passionately and bloodily seeking out glory for their God. Set in the Holy Land in 1187 A.D., Cecelia Holland's historical novel masterfully explores the conspiracies and political maneuvers leading up to the Third Crusade. Following a stunning vict... more info>>
Cecelia Holland's historical fiction is well known for its immersion in exotic cultures, and UNTIL THE SUN FALLS, one of her most successful books, takes the reader into the heart of the Mongol horde during the conquest of Russia and eastern Europe in the 13th century.
Genghis Khan had told his people they were destined to rule the world and by his death they had made an impressive start. His four sons followed him to the leadership of the enormous new empire and continued the expansion. His ... more info>>