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Publication Order of Tannhauser Trilogy Books

The Religion (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Children of Paris (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bad City Blues (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green River Rising (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodstained Kings (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy Foster Film tie-in (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swept from the Sea (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doglands (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memo from Turner (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Newmarket Shooting Script Books

A Midwinter's Tale: The Shooting Script (By: ) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
U-Turn: The Shooting Script (By: John Ridley) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merlin: The Shooting Script (By: David Stevens,Peter Barnes,Edward Khmara) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truman Show: The Shooting Script (By: Andrew Niccol) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birdcage: The Shooting Script (By: Elaine May) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swept from the Sea (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Shooting Script (By: Scott Alexander) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frasier Scripts (By: Christopher Lloyd,Peter Casey,David Angell,DavidLee) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man on the Moon: The Shooting Script (By: Scott Alexander) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magnolia: The Shooting Script (By: Paul Thomas Anderson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snatch: The Shooting Script (By: Guy Ritchie) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Erin Brockovich: The Shooting Script (By: Susannah Grant) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traffic: The Shooting Script (By: Stephen Gaghan) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Knight's Tale: The Shooting Script (By: Brian Helgeland) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script (By: Akiva Goldsman) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Hawk Down: The Shooting Script (By: Ken Nolan) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The West Wing Script Book (By: Aaron Sorkin) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Dragon: The Shooting Script (By: Ted Tally) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Punch-Drunk Love: The Shooting Script (By: Paul Thomas Anderson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ararat: The Shooting Script (By: Atom Egoyan) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Igby Goes Down: The Shooting Script (By: Burr Steers) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Club: The Shooting Script (By: Neil Tolkin) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
In America: A Portrait of the Film (By: Jim Sheridan) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The West Wing Seasons 3 & 4: The Shooting Scripts (By: Aaron Sorkin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary (By: Alberto Granado) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kinsey: Public and Private (By: Bill Condon) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Heart Huckabees: The Shooting Script (By: Jeff Baena) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sideways: The Shooting Script (By: Alexander Payne) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spanglish: The Shooting Script (By: James L. Brooks) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Good Company: The Shooting Script (By: Paul Weitz) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotel Rwanda: Bringing The True Story Of An African Hero To Film (By: Keir Pearson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gods and Monsters: The Shooting Script (By: Bill Condon) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella Man: The Shooting Script (By: Cliff Hollingsworth) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Squid and the Whale: The Shooting Script (By: Noah Baumbach) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capote: The Shooting Script (By: Dan Futterman) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Than Fiction (By: Zach Helm) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Miss Sunshine: The Shooting Script (By: Michael Arndt) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Shepherd: The Shooting Script (By: Eric Roth) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thank You for Smoking: The Shooting Script (By: Jason Reitman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
United 93: The Shooting Script (By: Paul Greengrass) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akeelah and the Bee (By: James W. Ellison) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atonement: The Shooting Script (By: Christopher Hampton) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Juno: The Shooting Script (By: Diablo Cody) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milk: The Shooting Script (By: Dustin Lance Black) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script (By: Simon Beaufoy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Woodstock: The Shooting Script (By: James Schamus) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hurt Locker: The Shooting Script (By: Mark Boal) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Station: The Shooting Script (By: Michael Hoffman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jaws Log: Third Edition (By: Carl Gottlieb) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Please Give: The Shooting Script (By: Nicole Holofcener) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kids are All Right: The Shooting Script (By: Stuart Blumberg) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Speech: The Shooting Script (By: David Seidler) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coriolanus (By: John Logan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. Edgar: The Shooting Script (By: Dustin Lance Black) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hugo (By: John Logan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mamika: My Mighty Little Grandmother (By: Sacha Goldberger) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition (By: Carl Gottlieb) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Tootsie: Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack (By: Susan Dworkin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Audrey: The 60s. (By: David Wills) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Dark Thirty: The Shooting Script (By: Mark Boal) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tim Willocks is a reputed British novelist and physician. He is popular for writing historical fiction, mystery, crime, thriller, action, contemporary, fantasy, and young adult stories. Some of the well known published works of Willocks include the Mattias Tannhauser series and a few standalone novels. His books are popular all over the world and are enjoyed by a large number of readers. Willocks was born on October 27, 1957, in Stalybridge, Chesire, England. He joined the University College Medical School and studied medicine. Following his graduation, he worked for a few years on the rehabilitation of patients suffering from drug addiction. Author Willocks is considered a qualified psychiatrist and doctor, having successfully treated many patients over the course of his medical career. He shifted his focus towards writing novels and published his book under the title of Bad City Blues in 1991. Willocks followed it up by the 1994 novel called Green River Rising and the 1995 book called Bloodstained Kings. Later, Willocks co-wrote the novel Sweet Angel Mine.

In 1999, Willocks penned a documentary of Steven Spielberg called The Unfinished Journey. In the same year, Willocks’ debut book was adapted into a movie that starred Dennis Hopper in the lead role. Willocks has also written the screenplay for the 1997 movie Swept from the Sea, which is based on Joseph Conrad’s 1903 novel called Amy Foster. Currently, one more script penned by him, called Sin, is under production. In 2006, author Willocks began his new book series, the Tannhauser Trilogy. He has written and published the first two books of that series so far and is currently working on the development of the third book. Willocks is expected to release the final installment of the trilogy book soon. The first novel of the Tannhauser series is called The Religion and is based on the Grand Siege of Malta is 1565. In addition to writing novels and screenplays, Willocks has an interest in karate and holds a black belt of the second dan rank in Shotokan karate.

The debut book of the Mattias Tannhauser series written by author Tim Willocks is entitled ‘The Religion’. It was released by the Sarah Crichton Books in 2006. Willocks has mentioned the central characters in this book in the form of Suleiman, Carla La Penautier, Mattias Tannhauser, and several others. This novel’s setting takes place in Malta and Messina, Sicily during the time of the year 1565. Initially, it is seen that the Ottoman emperor Suleiman the Magnificent declares war against the Saint John Knights. As the large armada of Suleiman approaches the Christian stronghold of the Knights on the Malta island, they prepare themselves to face the biggest battle of that time. Suleiman’s people think of the Christian knights as the Hounds of Hell, but they like to call themselves The Religion. Meanwhile, a French countess named Carla La Penautier looks to find a way to reach Malta in order to find her lost son. She tries to contact people in Messina, Sicily, who would help her with a passage to Malta to look for her son, who was taken from her 12 years ago at the time of his birth.

Carla Penautier learns that the only man capable of helping her in her mission is a Saxon adventurer named Mattias Tannhauser. Mattias possesses the daring and expertise required to take up the expedition with Carla La Penautier. He is known to be a Rabelaisian soldier, former Janissary, arms dealer, and a man of fortune. After listening to Carla’s request, he agrees to help her. As soon as they arrive in Malta, they come to know about the most spectacular siege in the history of military battles. Now, they must try to locate the boy without getting stuck in the siege. Mattias Tannhauser and Carla La Penautier prepare themselves to find the boy and take him to safety. But, the biggest problem of all is that they do not know the name of the child and have never seen his face. This book gives an epic account of the greatest conflict between West and East. Author Willocks seems to have done an excellent job in plunging the readers headlong into a different time and world. Many critics have credited him to have revived historical fiction.

The second installment of the series is called ‘Twelve Children of Paris’. It was published by Jonathan Cape in 20123. This book’s plot is set in Paris in the year 1572. It features the primary characters in the roles of Mattias Tannhauser, Grymonde, Carla La Penautier, etc. This book opens by mentioning that Mattias and Carla have married each other. Also, Carla is pregnant with his child. When Carla La Penautier disappears mysteriously, Mattias Tannhauser decides to set on a journey to find his wife. The search takes him to a place that is about to witness the bloodiest massacre in the history of Europe. After facing three religious wars, Paris turns into a place full of hatred, corruption, and intrigue. A Royal Wedding is announced with the intention of healing the wounds of the people. But, it adds salt to the wounds and poisons the fanatics of opposite creed. Carla had also received an invitation to the wedding ceremony and she is on the way to reach Paris without having any knowledge of the volatile situation there.

When Mattias Tannhauser learns about the upcoming bloody massacres of Paris, he follows Carla’s trail to locate her and take her home safely. He arrives in the town on the occasion of Saint Bartholomew’s Eve. Soon after, the massacres begin to take place and thousands of Huguenots get killed in the process. As the city falls into the hands of anarchy, a grotesque leader of the gang of Yards named Grymonde kidnaps Carla. Mattias Tannhauser also gets framed into a conspiracy and imprisoned. Later, he is wanted by an assassins’ guild, Saint-Jacques militant army, and the law. When he realizes that the situation is not going to turn favorable anytime soon, he makes up his mind to face the pitiless extremes. Mattias rides into the bloody massacres with the assistance of a stable boy with the hope that Carla is still alive and well.

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6 Responses to “Tim Willocks”

  1. Richard Paris: 3 months ago

    I agree with Antonia. Although I’m a bit younger, I too would love to see the final instalment of The Religion published this year, sooner the better. I read that Tim said the trouble writing the sequel to Twelve Children of Paris was the huge amount of research required. I appreciate that but, well, you created a monster in Mattias Tannhauser, someone who both male and female readers like and admire and its no wonder they want to read more. I did like the stand alone never ‘Memo from Turner’ but the third Tannhauser novel is a stabd out event

  2. antonia: 3 months ago

    I too read the Religon and The Twelve children of Paris at least once a year, My dilema is that I just turned 80 and fear I may miss out on the eagerly awaited 3rd and final part of the story of a man who I would love to have known. I believe people can often forstall their death with stubborn will power, well i,ve made this mine, I need to know how it ends please Mr,Willocks. Please write faster.

    Antonia Hamers-Hosking.(born 3/1/1944 Holland,)

  3. Richard Paris: 12 months ago

    The Religion will always be a stand out novel for me. It’s a book to go to when you want your mind to go off on an adventure. All the characters are well written and researched. I can’t wait for the third installment!

  4. Phil Kerrison: 2 years ago

    I picked up the book The Religion at a charity shop and I have continued to read it and The Twelve Children of Paris more than any other book in my collection. Please tell me if you have completed the trilogy and what the name of the book is. Yours in anticipation. Philk

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      No sequel to The Twelve Children of Paris has been written at this time.

  5. Guy Middlewood: 3 years ago

    As a guy who travels to work overseas on regular 13 weeks tours, since the late seventies, to remote places with little or no entertainment other than reading, I have read both ‘The Religion and Twelve Children of Paris at least once a year for the past four years.

    Good reads

    Are you ever going to resurrect Tannhauser ? for another adventure,
    war or novel ?


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