Michelle Isenhoff

Taylor Davis Series

Barskoon 2, a Medieval Silk Road Caravanserai

This is the final post in a 4-part series about the research that went into Taylor Davis and the Quest for the Immortal Blade, book three in my Taylor Davis trilogy. The Silk Road was a network of overland trade routes connecting Europe and the Middle East to the Orient. It flourished during the Middle Ages […]

The Nestorian Trading Community and the Start of the Black Death

This is the third in a 4-part series about the research that went into Taylor Davis and the Quest for the Immortal Blade, book three in the Taylor Davis trilogy. The Black Death outbreak of the fourteenth century features heavily in my final Taylor Davis book. Over a course of approximately 15-20 years, the pandemic followed […]

A Lost Armenian Monastery and the Bones of St. Matthew

This is the second in a 4-part series about the research that went into Taylor Davis and the Quest for the Immortal Blade, book three in the Taylor Davis trilogy. My research into my last Taylor Davis book carried me to Kyrgyzstan, where I found some fascinating history and legends concerning the coming of Christianity to […]

Taylor Davis: Mount St. Helens

This is the fourth in a four-part series about researching my newest novel, Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul. (Part 1: Medieval Weapons; Part 2: Tyburn Hanging Tree; Part 3: Submarine Technology.) The climax of Flame of Findul takes place within the cone of Mount St. Helens, so I had to learn a bit about the […]

Taylor Davis: Submarine Technology

This is the third in a four-part series about researching my newest novel, Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul. (Part 1: Medieval Weapons; Part 2: Tyburn Hanging Tree.) The research for Flame of Findul was very minor compared to what goes into a work of historical fiction, but the quest for information still took me […]

Taylor Davis: The Tyburn Hanging Tree

This is the second in a four-part series about researching my newest novel, Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul. (Part 1: Medieval Weapons.) The research for one particular scene in Flame of Findul took me back several hundred years to a time when a little crossroads town named Tyburn had become synonymous with capital […]

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