It’s tough being the foretold savior of your race. Rory MacGregor, kept a virtual prisoner in his own father’s dun and hunted by the Sithe queen, needs a break now and then—and what better fun than tearing the Veil no one else can tear and escaping to the Otherworld?
In that dangerous Otherworld, Hannah Falconer is as trapped by circumstance as the strange wild Sithe boy whose horse nearly kills her. When Rory tricks her into crossing the Veil and entering his world, she’s sure it can’t be any worse than her usual home life.
Meanwhile, Seth MacGregor is fighting to keep his clan safe from the malevolent queen Kate. When an attack comes after years of stalemate, he is shocked to discover who is leading it...and who else is conspiring against him.
Wolfsbane, the third novel in Gillian Philip’s Rebel Angels series is enthralling and suspenseful, with a range of characters appealing to every age.
In a world the colour of moonstone, anything might lurk. There was light, and plenty of it, but it was the milky whiteness of a blinded eye. He could see nothing. The mist lay low over the mere, silencing everything.
Fir-tops were outlined in softest grey, high up behind him. There were grasses and reeds at his feet. That was all he could see of his surroundings, and he had no plans to move.
Reluctant even to breathe the murk, Turlach stood entirely still. The sheer effort of that and the grating of his nerves made his heart hammer, and he was forced to
“As ferociously compelling as Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, with which it invites comparison.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The immortal (though not invincible) Sithe world of the brothers and the all-too-familiar human world come alive with expertly drawn details.” —RT Book Reviews
“Once a year, a new novelist really blows me away. Last year it was Suzanne Collins with The Hunger Games. This year it's Gillian Philip’s Firebrand... A fantastically violent, utterly thrilling tale...Firebrand is one of the very best...Philip’s clear prose is as fiery as whiskey...The best fantasy novel of 2010.” —The Sunday Times
“Once a year, a new novelist really blows me away. Last year it was Suzanne Collins with The Hunger Games...This year it's Gillian Philip's Firebrand... A fantastically violent, utterly thrilling tale...Firebrand is one of the very best...Philip’s clear prose is as fiery as whiskey...This deserves prizes... The best fantasy novel of 2010.”—The Sunday Times on Firebrand
“Philip has created an utterly believable other world, where male and female are equals in arms. It is often stark and brutal but with moments of heartbreaking beauty.”—The Guardian on Firebrand