The primal battle between Good and Evil plays out in a new arena. With nods back to Stephen King's THE STAND, DEFENDER is the first in a four part series where your inner voice might kill you.
DEFENDER by G X Todd is an imaginative thriller that draws on influences from Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman to create a new world - where the biggest threat mankind faces is from the voice inside your own head. If you loved THE STAND, you'll love DEFENDER, the first in a four-part series.
'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' Lee Child
In a world where long drinks are in short supply, a stranger listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road. The moment locks them together.
Here and now it's dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet. These voices have purpose. And when Pilgrim meets Lacey, there is a reason. He just doesn't know it yet.
DEFENDER pulls you on a wild ride to a place where the voices in your head will save or slaughter you.
Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary. You won't forget this one in a hurry. - Lee Child
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
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
It's not often you read a debut this assured, this confident. Defender is simply majestic - Adam Christopher
An incredibly accomplished and impressive debut. The novel is a piece with Stephen King's The Stand. . . Defender stands head and shoulders above most recent post-apocalyptic offerings. - Independent
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.