Just over two years ago, in October 2021, I started writing a book. It was a lifelong ambition that got pushed down the pecking order by the mundane things we all must do.

Writing and publishing, as I found out, involves so much more than sitting in front of a laptop and typing away. I cannot say it is easy but it is a task worth undertaking. Like every other skill in life, it takes practice, it requires learning, and, above all, it needs patience.

The Order was published on 12 October 2023 by Midsea Books. I am genuinely humbled by the encouragement I received and the positive reviews and comments on the book. The novel currently has a 4.8 * rating on Goodreads and is the number one reader’s choice at Agenda Bookshop – Malta’s largest book retailer.


If you like historical fiction, epic battles, books about life in the sixteenth century, tales of betrayal, courage and a little romance, then The Order will appeal to you. The Order can be bought from all major bookstores in Malta or online from Agendabookshop.com or Midseabooks.com.

Written by : Peter Portelli

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