Marianne Gordon

By day Marianne works as an Editor at an academic publisher, and by night she loves to write fiction. When she’s not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, quilting or sewing, or riding around the countryside on her motorbike.  Marianne’s first novel, THE GILDED CROWN, was published by HarperCollins on November 23, 2023.


‘Fascinating and fantastic, THE GILDED CROWN is a heartwrenching exploration of the cost of power, featuring a compelling and unforgettable heroine who possesses a gift that is both wondrous and terrible. I couldn’t put it down!’ Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of THE QUEENS OF RENTHIA series

The Gilded Crown has the feel of an ancient fairy tale freshly told. A rich and beautiful story of two women torn between impossible loyalties, this novel drags you effortlessly into a dark river of costly magic and difficult questions, and then refuses to deliver any easy answers. I can’t wait to follow Hellevir and Sullivain wherever Death decides to lead them next’ Freya Marske, award-winning author of A Marvelous Light

‘The story is fast paced while still being very immersive and there were some moments of true heartbreak. I am really looking forward to the next instalment!’ Reader Review


‘I was absolutely blown away with the entire story and I managed to finish it in a day, and I don’t regret my choices. This is definitely going on my trophy shelf. Gordon has a magical style of writing.’Reader Review

You can follow her on Twitter here and her blog here

Marianne is represented by Meg Davis