“Gillian Philip is a breath-taking writer who has taken a genre that is swimming with the mediocre and given it an awe-inspiring transformation and I worship her for it.” – The Bookette
“A fantastic tale of treachery and love.” – The Bookwitch
“I really really love this book.” – Lucy Coats, Scribble City Central
“...I’m blown away by Philip’s sheer versatility... Don’t miss this one. It’ll win prizes. You’ll see!” – Jill Murphy, The Bookbag
“I honestly couldn’t bear to stop reading.” – Jennie Hood, Waterstones
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It is the last decade of the sixteenth century: a time of religious wars in the full-mortal world. But the Sithe are at peace, hidden behind the Veil that protects their world until their queen, Kate NicNiven, determines to destroy it. Seth MacGregor is the half-feral son of a Sithe nobleman. When his father is assassinated, and Seth is exiled with his brother Conal to the full-mortal world, they vow not only to survive, but to return to reclaim their fortress and save the Veil. But even the Veil s power cannot protect the brothers when the brutal witch-hunts begin...
Brimming with intrigue and rebellion, Firebrand is the first book in the Rebel Angels series by Gillian Philip, the Carnegie Medal-nominated author of Crossing the Line and multi-award nominated Bad Faith.
Gillian Philip (born 1964) was raised in Glasgow and Aberdeen. When not swimming in a chilly sea, she liked nothing better than shutting herself in her room to write adventure stories. Philip studied politics and international relations in university and worked as a music shop assistant, a wine sales rep, a theatre usherette, barmaid, typesetter, and political assistant to an MP. She married in 1989 and lived in Barbados for twelve years and took up writing seriously. In the evenings she worked as a singer in a band in an Irish bar, playing a combination of Celtic folk rock, reggae and calypso. She still thinks this is the best fun she’s ever had that didn’t involve writing. In 2001, following the birth of her twins, Gillian ... (more)