Jay Kristoff is The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files and The Neverknight Chronicle. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards. He has been named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in more than 25 countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell.