Firebrand by Gillian Philip

Posted On 1 January 2011

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This is my last book for 2010 – even though I’m writing it on the 1st day of January 2011 – I finished reading the book yesterday but didn’t have chance to put anything down.

Quite simply this book took my breath away.  I started it yesterday and I finished it yesterday – and in between time I did nothing but read – that’s how captivating this was.

This is a story about Seth and his brother Conal who are Sithe warriors.  The Sithe people are faeries who live behind a veil.  They are predominantly warriors who have a range of abilities such as healer or witch.  They are ultimately ruled by a Queen – Kate – who they all swear fealty to.  Seth and Conal are half brothers – Seth being the illegitimate son of a Sithe nobleman.  Seth spent his early years living with his mother at court but he was unwelcome there and equally as unwelcome at his father’s fortress where he is sent to live.

Seth is an excellent character – he’s cocky and cheeky, angry, brave and completely devoted to his brother Conal – the relationship between the two brothers is really well written.  When Conal is banished to live among the full mortals Seth chooses to go with him and there they try to survive amongst people who are deeply superstitious and brutal and where to be deemed ‘different’ can be fatal – particularly at a time when witch hunts are common place.

There is such a lot packed into this book and it is so well written that the characters and the world just come alive.  There is adventure, romance, intrigue, greed, jealousy – oh, everything – not to mention two gorgeous characters in Seth and Conal.

If you don’t read any other book this year make sure you read this one.

Strongly recommend this book and can’t imagine anybody not enjoying the story and the way it’s written.

Rating A+++



8 Responses to “Firebrand by Gillian Philip”

  1. Gillian Philip

    Hi Lynn – thank you so much for a wonderful review! Really glad you enjoyed Firebrand.

    • lynnsbooks


      Totally loved your book – the pace, the story and the way it’s written.

      Just one question – how long do we have to wait for the next installment!!!

      Lynn 😀

  2. Gillian Philip

    Thank you again – and the sequel is due out in August… if I can get myself off Twitter for long enough… 🙂

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  4. zahra

    OMG!!! this book is actually amazing!!! I could’nt put it down for a second, it was so captivating. i LOVE it!!! There’s something always going on. I agree with lynn, i strongly reccomend this book to everyone!!! All i’m going to say is that i can’t wait for the next one…. 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      Hey Zahra

      Good to hear from you. Got a great book waiting for you next – Paranormalcy. I think you’ll love it.


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