G X Todd lives and works in the West Midlands. After completing a history degree at the University of Birmingham, she worked for public libraries for fifteen years, where she drove a 35-foot-long library van around the Black Country. She now spends her days living the dream: writing books while in her PJs.
Wow. . . A brilliant debut novel. . . I can't wait for the next book in the series * jacob-reviews-books.blogspot.co.uk * Defender is one of those absolute rarities - a book by a debut author that is genuinely mind-blowing * mikecraven.co.uk * The best dystopian novel I have read for a long time. . . This book made me laugh and cry and was impossible to put down * bookerworm.com * Quite simply an unputdownable page-turner. Seek it out! * booksmonthly.co.uk * Promises to be the start of a wonderful series. A superb debut novel * bluebookballoon.blogspot.co.uk * Post-apocalyptic amazingness -- Gillian McAllister, author of Everything But The Truth G X Todd is not just going to be "The Next Big Thing", she's going to be the benchmark for other "Next Big Things" * ebookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk * Defender is lifted way above the other novels in the over-subscribed post-apocalyptic subgenre by Todd's sympathetic characterisation, and superb pacing * Guardian * Extremely refreshing . . . a brilliant thriller * Starburst magazine * Yes it's dark, violent and blood. Yes there's gore, guns and grief. But there's also friendship, loyalty, fantastic characters and writing that will keep you hooked from the outset. . . This is a series to be really excited about * strupag.com * Defender is a delightfully dark dystopian journey with compelling characters and a provocative plot. Highly recommended * sfbook.com * Highly entertaining . . . Defender portrays a vivid picture of the cruelty of humanity and highlights the destructive power of the mind * thebookbag.com * A rich blend of horror and heart . . . sharp, gruelling and gripping, and we can't wait to explore this harsh world further and see what Todd has to offer us in part two * SciFiNow magazine * Defender is insane, intelligent, beautifully plotted, intensely absorbing and will enfold you in a vice-like grip from the first page until the last sentence * Lizlovesbooks.com * It's not often you read a debut this assured, this confident. Defender is simply majestic -- Adam Christopher, author of Made to Kill An incredibly accomplished and impressive debut. The novel is of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand. . . Defender stands head and shoulders above most recent post-apocalyptic offerings * Independent * A chilling vision of a world gone feral, yet strangely triumphant. You can taste the dust and blood and sweat; the fear on every page. Readers should approach with caution, those voices will burrow into your head and heart -- Karen Maitland So accomplished that it's difficult to believe it's a first novel, Defender is already worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book -- John Connolly Compelling, suspenseful, and altogether extraordinary. You won't forget this one in a hurry -- Lee Child