Tarn Richardson grew up a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien near Taunton in Somerset, in a remote house rumoured to be haunted. He has been a copywriter, written mystery murder dinner party games and worked in digital media for over twenty years. He is the author of The Darkest Hand trilogy, comprising The Damned, The Fallen, The Risen and the eBook prequel The Hunted, all published by Duckworth. He lives near Salisbury. Find out more about Tarn Richardson at www.tarnrichardson.co.uk.