James Barclay

James Barclay is the author of the Chronicles of the Raven (Dawnthief, Noonshade, and Nightchild)and Legends of the Raven (Elfsorrow, Shadowheart and Demonstorm) series, which came to a conclusion with the stunning Ravensoul. Together these seven novels form The Raven Saga, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

James Barclay also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea (Cry of the Newborn and Shout for the Dead) and has written two novellas.

He is currently at work on his Elves trilogy: Elves: Once Walked With Gods , Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen and Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura.

James Barclay lives in Teddington with his wife and two children. Find out more on his website, or follow @barculator on Twitter.


Gillian Redfearn is the Deputy Publishing Director. She joined the team in 2004 and isn't sure she's left the office since. She loves travel, challenges and good fantasy novels, hates being bored and is largely ambivalent about chocolate. When not working in the Gollancz Dungeons she reads, practises archery, knits, conducts a never-ending war against her garden and doesn't spend enough time in the gym . . . You can follow her on twitter: GillianRedfearn