Robert Thier is a German Historian and a writer of mostly fictional works. He is the author of the Storm and Silence series.
Robert's particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humour thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname “Sir Rob”.
For Robert, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I've always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I've always wanted.”
Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see in the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Has Robert published his stories?
- Roberts's books can be purchased in paperback online on Amazon. E-book versions can be purchesed on Amazon (for Kindle) and Smashword (for all e-readers). His books can also be ordered from local bookstores on request by providing the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) of the respective book.
- On which online platforms has Robert published his stories?
- How can fans keep up with information and news about Robert's stories?
- Robert updates his fans and followers across several social media pages. Mainly Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Links to his profiles can be found in the External Links section below on this page.
- Why do his fans call him 'Sir Rob'?
- It all began while Robert was writing the medieval novel The Robber Knight. One of his readers misread 'Robber Knight' for 'Robert Knight', and began to refer to Robert as Sir Rob. Other fans started to use the nickname, and before Rob knew what had happened, he was elevated to knighthood by popular vote. In real life, he might be a simple historian, but to his readers, he has become a noble gentleman from centuries past.
Formatted as: Title (year initially uploaded online | year officially published)
- Storm and Silence Saga
- Before the Storm (2016 | —)
- Storm and Silence (2014 | 2016)
- In the Eye of the Storm (2016 | 2016)
- Silent Night (2016 | —)
- Silence is Golden (2016 | 2017)
- Silence Breaking (2017 | 2018)
- Hunting for Silence (2018 | 2019)
- Storm of Bells (2018 | —)
- Lord Day and Lady Night (2019 | —)
- Up and Down* (2015 | —) (*not officially part of the series)
- The Robber Knight Saga
- The Robber Knight (2013 | 2014)
- The Robber Knight's Love (2014 | 2016)
- The Robber Knight's Secret (2015 | —)
- WARNING! Fairytales Series
- WARNING! Fairytales Volume 1 (2016 | 2017)
- WARNING! Fairytales Volume 2 (2017 | 2017)
- WARNING! Fairytales Volume 3 (2018 | 2018)
- Well Dead (2012 | —)
- Sir Rob's True Tales (2013 | —)
- WANTED: Love of My Life (2013 | —)
- Black Diaries (2016 | —)
- Short Stories (2016 | —)
- Sir Rob's World-Building Workshop (2017 | —)
- Dämonenturm- Band 1: Stein auf Schädel (— | 2011)
- Die Staats-AG (2012 | —)
- Wattpad PC-Version Hilfe & Tipps (2012 | —)
- U3 - Unternehmen umgedrehtes Universum (2013 | —)