Robert Lyndon is the author of Hawk Quest, an epic adventure story set in 11th century Europe. It was published on the 4th of January 2012 by Little, Brown. Ben Kane wrote of it that ‘ this is one of the best books I’ve read in I don’t know how long…I loved this book. Bloody brilliant! I wish I’d written it’.
A falconer since boyhood, Lyndon was intrigued by historical accounts of birds of prey being used as ransom payments during the Middle Ages. Hawk Quest tells the story of a group of adventurers who voyage to the Arctic in search of four white gyrfalcons demanded as ransom for a Norman knight held prisoner by the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia.
As of February 2011, foreign rights to Hawk Quest had been sold to Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia and Serbia.