‘You are all Invictus, you are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Never stop fighting and do all you can to lift up everyone around you…’
The Invictus Games change lives and save lives.
Created and spearheaded by Prince Harry, for whom this is a very personal cause, the Games are for current and former servicemen and women who have been wounded, injured or sick.
Most races are about who gets to the finish line first. At the Invictus Games, even making the start line is an achievement beyond measure. Triple amputees, cancer survivors, multiple sclerosis patients, PTSD sufferers and many more all compete. They have been through the darkest of times, but in the camaraderie of competition they find hope anew.
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit represents the spirit of the Games, upholding a message of self-determination, positivity and sacrifice. These stories of the Invictus athletes will inspire you, give you the courage and determination to succeed, and act as a ‘bedside Samaritan’ for anyone to turn to in their hour of need.
These are the people who make the Invictus Games what they are. These are their stories. They come from all over the world. They are ordinary people who have done, and continue to do, extraordinary things. They are the power of the human spirit. They are Invictus. They are Unconquerable.
About the author
Boris Starling is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and journalist.His books have reached the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. He is the author of the popular HAYNES EXPLAINS series.His debut novel MESSIAH was made into a prime time BBC1 series which ran for five seasons, and he is currently writing the screenplay for an animated sci-fi reimagining of Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID.Boris writes regularly for several national newspapers and was the writer-in-residence at Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's house. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked for an international consultancy specialising in political risk assessment, confidential investigations and kidnap negotiation.Boris lives in Dorset with his wife, children, dogs and a constantly fluctuating number of chickens and ducks.