Peter Keating read Ancient and Medieval History at Royal Holloway College, London. After obtaining a 2.1 Honours degree, he worked in a variety of industries, lectured at evening classes, taught history at secondary school and self-published several history study guides for students (GCSE, A-level). Simultaneously, he continued researching the early Byzantium Empire and wanted to pass on his passion for the period using the medium of fiction. He felt that while historical figures can be rather daunting for a reader, they could be brought to life in historical fiction. Belisarius: Military Master of The West is the first of five novels covering this exciting but little-known era in European history.