Stella Gemmell has a degree in politics and is a journalist. She was married to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling fantasy novelist David Gemmell and worked with him on his three Troy novels, concluding the final book, Troy: Fall of Kings, following his death in 2006. Stella lives in East Sussex and writes in what was once the dairy of a fifteenth-century farmhouse. The City is her first solo novel.
"An astonishing book."--James Barclay, author of the Legends of the Raven series "Exciting, intelligent, emotional."--SFFWorld "Gemmell proves more than capable of standing on her own with this powerful epic fantasy...Richly textured prose and settings distinguish this novel, and fans of grimdark fantasy will hope it spawns many sequels."--Publishers Weekly "Every chapter ends in another question, making it nearly impossible to put the book down...The characters' complexities are a marvel, making them relatable and believable."--RT Book Reviews "[Gemmell] is an excellent writer...A gripping climax and wonderful multidimensional characters...A new and very powerful voice in the world of fantasy."--Parmenion Books