Gill Arbuthnott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, but escaped briefly to study in St Andrews and Southampton. She couldn't stay away, however, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. When she's not writing, she works as a biology teacher. She has written several novels for children: The Chaos Clock, The Chaos Quest and Winterbringers (all Floris Books), as well as books with Barrington Stoke and The Keeper's Daughter, published by Chicken House.
'An engaging tale of good against evil involving magic and touching on love, loss and sacrifice. It is well-plotted with rounded characters and a satisfying ending.' -- Booktrusted (www.booktrusted.com) 'If you enjoyed The Chaos Clock, this is a must-read sequel. It's exciting and gripping from beginning to end.' -- Nathan, Teen Titles 'Gill Arbuthnott sets David and Kate's fantastic adventures against the backdrop of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, including a terrifying incident at Rosslyn Chapel. Danger is never far away in this thrilling sequel.' -- Kathryn Ross, The Scotsman 'The Chaos Quest proves Gill Arbuthnott is no one-novel wonder. Folding a full-blooded "other" world into the very real-feeling living space of her teenage characters, Arbuthnott has created a fast paced fantasy thriller. A compellingly three-dimensional piece of fiction.' -- Lindsey Fraser, The Sunday Herald 'A good magical read with plenty of adventure.' -- Lewis, age 10, Education Otherwise