A short novella - the prequel to Firebrand.
Sithe captain Griogair MacLorcan is his queen’s fighter of choice, skilled and ruthless at clearing her glens of the vile Lammyr. He is not used to them coming back, so when they defiantly return, holding a young Sithe girl captive, Griogair doesn’t hesitate to rout them and free the child.
But the girl Lilith has been a long time with Lammyr, and keeps secrets of her own.
The most vulnerable of creatures can be the most deadly.
A prequel to Gillian Philip’s acclaimed Firebrand, Frost Child tells how Seth’s parents Griogair and Lilith met - and the first deadly consequences.
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)