Giles Kristian (born 1975) is a novelist, known for his action adventure novels in the historical fiction genre. He is best known for his Raven series, about a young man’s coming of age amongst a band of Viking warriors. His first novel, the bestselling Raven: Blood Eye,  was published to great acclaim (including an accolade from Bernard Cornwell). Two further novels complete the Raven Saga, Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves, and to date the books have been published in five languages. Currently, he is writing the second book in a new series set during the English Civil War. The first of these, titled The Bleeding Land, is due for publication in April 2012.
Giles Kristian was born in Leicestershire to a Norwegian mother and an English father. During the 90s he was selected from 8000 hopefuls to become lead singer of the pop group Upside Down, achieving four top twenty hit records with the boyband and performing at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, N.E.C. and Wembley Arena. As a singer songwriter he signed to the record label The M-Company and toured for two years in Europe, releasing the record I Just Wanna Know in 2001. He has worked as a model, appearing in press campaigns and TV commercials. He has been an advertising copywriter and lived for nearly three years in New York where he wrote copy for movie marketing company Empire Design.
- 2010 Raven: Blood Eye
- 2011 Raven: Sons of Thunder
- 2012 Raven: Odin's Wolves
Civil War series
- 2012 The Bleeding Land
- 2013 Brother's Fury
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