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Books For Keeps has described Gillian as ‘an intelligent writer making intelligent demands of her reader, crossing genres with confidence.’

Her stand-alone novels include Bad Faith (Strident), Crossing The Line and The Opposite of Amber (both Bloomsbury), each a thriller of sorts and praiseworthy for its distinctiveness and ambition.

Firebrand was the first book in Gillian’s Rebel Angels series and won great acclaim from readers and critics alike. It was nominated for the David Gemmel Legend Award, while The Times called it ‘the best children’s fantasy of 2010…fantastically violent, utterly thrilling.’

Bloodstone was the equally impressive second book, followed in August 2012 by Wolfsbane. Together they have garnered Gillian an international following.

March 2014 saw the publication of book 4 in the series – Icefall., a real treat for those who have marvelled at books 1-3.

Gillian can also be found moonlighting as Gabriella Poole (the Darke Academy series) and Erin Hunter (the Survivors series).

Home for Gillian is in Morayshire in Scotland.

Bad Faith

Life’s easy for Cassandra. The privileged daughter of a rector, she’s been protected from the extremist gangs who enforce the One Church’s will. Her boyfriend Ming is a bad influence, of course, with infidel parents who are constantly in trouble with the religious authorities. But Cass has no intention of letting their different backgrounds drive…


Genre: Action, Coming of Age, Crime, Dystopia, Existential, Fiction, Satire, Strident, Thriller
Subjects: crime, Meaning of life