Trudi Canavan lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has been making up stories about people and places that don't exist for as long as she can remember. While working as a freelance illustrator and designer she wrote the Black Magician Trilogy, published in 2001-3, which became a bestseller and nominated an 'Evergreen' by The Bookseller in 2010. The prequel, The Magician's Apprentice, won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2009 and the final of the sequel trilogy, The Traitor Queen, reached #1 on the UK Times Hardback bestseller list in 2011. The Millennium's Rule quartet concludes with Maker's Curse in 2020. For more info, visit www.trudicanavan.com.