“Dense and yet compelling, Boyd's prose and detail make for a read that is witty and paced just right as it weaves through modern history in a way that I have not seen since Dorothy Dunnett conquered the events of the late Middle Ages.” Amazon 4 Stars
"Boyd’s skill at weaving exposition into his narrative is so great that the large and complicated plot moves forward very smoothly. Watching 20th century history unfold through the unmistakable viewpoint of Kurtis De’ath would be a treat for any lover of well-done historical fiction. Promised sequels are eagerly anticipated.” Historical Novel Society
“Style is very different from the late and lamented Dorothy Dunnett, but the feel of being taken for an ultimate ride through events that fascinate and prove gripping even when known are the same.” Amazon
“The Reflecting Man vaulted to my Top Ten books of the year and the announced sequel[s] became a huge ASAP. Highly, highly recommended. Goodreads 5 Stars
“Boyd paints a convincing picture of Nazi depravity with his detailed descriptions of Germany under the Third Reich [with] a fascinating protagonist.”
“I’m enjoying it! A long book, but keeps you going through entertaining, believable and endearing personalities. I recommend it for a bedtime read.” Amazon
Six hilarious tales of the future-past! Each tale of world-shaking importance! Milo the Wonderdog and a tech-genius pug named Winston solve amazing problems created by sudden and dangerous potholes in the road of time…
Leonardo da Vinci
Suleyman the Magnificent
Queen Elizabeth the First
King Richard the Lionheart
Vocabulary-enriched for strong readers.
High concept, imaginative stories with attention to detail of historical period. Recommended Grades 4 — 6.
Downloads: Kindle or iBooks. 99¢ U.S.ea.
The Adventures of Wordsy & Jess
I wrote my first novel for children in 1982 in Lindisfarne, England, where "The Face in the Flames" is set in the ruins of the Priory and I have visited many, many times since. Publisher Maggie Goh and my good friends at Rubicon Publishing in Oakville, Ontario liked it and soon there was a terrific quartet of adventures for Wordsy and for Jess (named after my niece). The series has been reprinted and remains very popular with kids in grades 4 and 5. Search Amazon by title.
“The story flows smoothly from start to finish. Boyd paints a warm, but realistic, picture of life in a small town and writes honestly about the trials and tribulations of adolescence. An honest portrait of a boy coming to terms with himself, this book will strike a chord with teens. Boyd has a winner here. Recommended.” - CM Magazine
Max Bonney is in the middle of a nightmare. Not only does he feel responsible for the breakup of his father's second marriage, he is also being shipped off to St. Stephen, New Brunswick, to spend the summer with grandparents whom he doesn't even know. Once in St. Stephen, things go from bad to weird as Max starts to have disturbing dreams about Samuel de Champlain, the great explorer who once stayed on nearby Dochet's Island. The only thing that seems to be going right for Max is that he makes friends with Tran, and then Tran introduces him to Caetlin, who happens to have the most beautiful blue eyes he has ever seen...
This title is only available via Amazon or AbeBooks in paperback. ISBN 978-0921156406.
Cover image shown here is from the forthcoming eBook version; available for Kindle, iBooks, Kobo.
2033. The not-so-distant future. Where post-apocalyptic society rebuilds itself according to the dictates of a deranged bookseller and an overweight mall security guard. Where the Internet has become a stream of data manipulated by users with no past and an uncertain future. Where television displays the worst of human degradation and a mysterious grey cat holds the key to salvation. This is the world gone mad, pulled back from the edge only to be plunged into turmoil once again. The Grief Team is a stunning portrayal of the struggle between good and evil, hope and despair. It is the world as we hope that it will never be…and yet…
Recommended for Adults 18+.