Alistair Forrest is a journalist, editor and author.
Widely travelled, he finds inspiration to write gripping historical fiction just about everywhere he goes.
Inspired by great historical fiction authors from Mary Renault to Robert Harris, he creates stories around real events from the past with real and imagined characters of substance.
“Forrest has the gift of the true story-teller”
– Lord Cormack, historian and author
Meet the plucky, crazy crew of a Greek warship who have sworn vengeance on Mark Antony for murdering the captain's father... in the latest gripping novel set in the first century BC.Read More
"A gripping and exciting read, well-researched and convincing." - Peter Tonkin, author of The Ides. The first in a new series of novellas.Read More
The Sicilian Revolt reaches a tense climax in the third book of the Agents of Rome series of novellas. 'The action keeps on coming until the tense and brutal conclusion' — Derek Birks, author of The Last of the RomansRead More
When faced with the undoubted seamanship of the pirate Sextus Pompey, how do you mastermind a campaign to save your people from starvation? Create a spy network, build a better navy and keep on trying. Here's the Viper trilogy in a single package.Read More
A familiar tale reimagined - the story of David & Goliath as it might have been before the religious scribes got to work. "Adds blood, history and humanity to the classic tale" - Richard Foreman, author of Spies of Rome series.Read More
"Forrest has the gift of the true story-teller - an ability to engage his readers' interest from the very first sentence." - Lord Cormack, politician, historian and author. What will he write next?Read More