David Gilman enjoyed many careers - including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer - before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.
'Gripping ... The narrative is exceptionally pacey and atmospheric; it has heart. The historical background is fascinating, accurate and thoroughly researched. The novel's characterisation is thoroughly rounded and convincing. It is an exceptionally well-written book with such vivid prose it easily transports the reader back into the high medieval world' Historical Novel Society.