Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in theatrical design, and has been working behind the scenes in live theatre for over thirty years. Corey resides in Orange County with his wife and daughter.
”12th century England comes to vivid life due to the top tier literary skills of Corey Holst. Battle scenes are expertly drawn as are characterizations and those small period details that separate the great from the ordinary. Read Defender of the Realm and travel back in time! Make sure to bring your imagination, for this time is a feast for your literary senses.”
Rick Friedman – James Mason Community Book Club
” … An entrancing read. It’s research and details are second to none.
It’s entertaining, interesting and immerses the reader in the period
with both depth and much tongue-in-cheek humor. Bravo!”
M. R. Roach
”Defender of the North is full of everything English and Scottish. The author described things so vividly, I felt like I was actually watching the battles take place. (I even held my breath between strikes and pivotal moments.) The characters jumped to life. The heroes are so admirable and the bad guys just… slimy… sneaky… really bad guys! I really liked the camaraderie between the characters and laughed out loud in a couple spots. Great humor! This is fast-pace historical adventure, action, political intrigue and a tiny smidgen of romance. And the ending… well, it’s just perfect! I recommend this book to everyone.”