David Gilman enjoyed many careers, including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer, before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.
'His portrayal of a war so often overlooked is all too real' Land Magazine. 'Adventurous, thrilling ... The South African maelstrom is well presented, especially the brutality of the conflict between British and Boer and the pitiful situation of the native Africans. The compassionate characters, willing to help regardless of who they are dealing with, stand out in this unforgiving world, and the novel ends on a message of hope' Irish Times. 'Packed full of intrigue, adventure and excitement ... The writing is skilful, and while the story is a page turner full of adventure, there are moments in which we are reminded that though most of the characters are fictional, the horror of this war was not ... A perfect read for fans of Bernard Cornwell' Historical Novel Review. 'The writing is sharp, contains some great characterisation ... Back this up with top notch action sequences, more than a few heart-in-mouth moments, backed with good pace and all round it's a series for me to savour with each new offering. Cracking' Falcata Times. 'Gilman had me hooked from page one ... [He] has actually remained neutral in telling the story, a feat that shows what a truly great author he is' Breakaway Reviews. 'David once again proves his ability to add texture into his tapestry in the form of sub-plots and back stories ... A novel that packs so much alongside and under a totally riveting story' The Bookbag Top Ten Historical Fiction Books of 2016. 'Gripping and full of action, but is also smart and subtle about questions of loyalty and guilt in a war with few good guys' The Times. 'Gilman's writing is, as always, powerful and sympathetic to the subject ... The simply excellent writing drags you from rain-soaked Ireland to the dusty plains of the Transvaal, making you experience every step and emotion along the way' Parmenion Books. 'Gritty, compelling, an exciting yet moving tale of love, war and Africa' Tony Park, bestselling author of THE DELTA. 'A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' Wilbur Smith.