Author of the Dream Lords trilogy who received additional fame for the Star Requiem series and the Omaran Saga.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, which he read while working in a library in Birmingham, inspired him to write The Barbarians.
His young adult novels include The Sleep of Giants and Moorstones.
He grew up in Malaya and Devonshire after being born in Plymouth, Devonshire. His father served in the British Army.
While developing as a writer, one of his favorite books was The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.