Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: Firebrand by Gillian Philip

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Tor is always the giver of awesomeness in my mailbox! Firebrand grabbed me by it’s cover and when I casually opened to the first page I couldn't put it down. There are a lot of great elements to this story: an interesting take on the Fae, the paranoia and religious upheaval of sixteenth century England, and political machinations on both side of the veil between Humans and Faeries. All of this would mean nothing without fabulous writing and a complex character to guide us: Seth Macgregor. 

We meet Seth at a pivotal time in his live. He is on the cusp of adulthood, living with a clan that mostly ignores him except for his older half brother Conal. As Seth grows we learn about his precarious position in the Fae hierarchy and the   fierce love he has for his brother. The two should by all rights be rivals. Seth is the product of an affair between Conal’s father and Lilith advisor to the Fae queen Kate. That love  leads Seth to follow Conal into exile into the human world.

This is my first book by Gillian and I’m so looking forward to the second book in this series! fantasy novels are one of my favorite genres and nothing is better then being guided through a new fantasy landscape by a stellar author. I devoured this book in two days and now the wait begins for book two. Highly recommend this ! This book may have slipped below the radar for a lot of potential readers so I’ve decided to be a champion of this book! Look for update posts as we move forward to the USA  release of the next volume!

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