Gav Thorpe is a New York Times bestselling author, and winner of the 2017 David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy. He has written over thirty sci-fi and fantasy novels and even more short stories, audiobooks and novellas. Gav has also worked on numerous tabletop and video games as designer, writer and world creation consultant. He has also delivered writing workshops and appeared on numerous discussion panels at literature and genre events.
Growing up in a tedious town just north of London, Gav originally intended to be an illustrator but after acknowledging an inability to draw or paint he turned his hand to writing. Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 before going freelance in 2008. Gav lives with his partner and son Sammy, in Nottingham, England.
“Well written, cunningly plotted and above all else a combat story of survival that shows that Thorpe is more than prepared to slaughter a world to establish his own rule. Great stuff.”
– Falcata Times
“The Crown of the Conqueror (A+) is another excellent fantasy that I strongly recommend … the author has another winner here!”
– Fantasy Book Critic
“The Crown of the Blood should really have a warning sticker on the front… it’s one of those books that are almost impossible to put down.”