Giles Kristian

Giles Kristian is the son of Alan Upton, and brother of James Upton. Family history (he is half Norwegian) and his storytelling hero, Bernard Cornwell, inspired Giles to write his first historical novels, the acclaimed and bestselling RAVEN Viking trilogy – Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin’s Wolves.

For his next series, he drew on a long-held fascination with the English Civil War to chart the fortunes of a family divided by this brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers’ Fury. Giles also co-wrote Wilbur Smith’s No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion.

In his newest novels – God of Vengeance (a TIMES Book of the Year), Winter’s Fire, and the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown shortlisted Wings of the Storm – he returns to the world of the Vikings to tell the story of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship. Giles’s tenth novel, Lancelot, will be published in June 2018. Giles has reviewed for The Times and is a narrative designer for two video game studios.

His latest gaming work is for Valnir Rok, a multiplayer online survival role-playing game which has recently launched on Steam. He was the writer/producer on the award-nominated short film The Last Viking, and executive producer of the feature film Lapwing, which is currently in post-production.