About the Author
Marcus Sedgwick is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including the Michael L Printz award winning Midwinterblood. He has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and has thrice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.Julian Sedgwick is the author of six books for children, including the critically-acclaimed Dark Satanic Mills, which he co-authored with his brother Marcus. The Black Dragon, the first book in Julian's Mysterium trilogy, was the winner of the 2013 Rotherham Children's Book Award.Alexis Deacon is a writer and illustrator of children's books. His first book Slow Loris, published in 2002, was in 2015 named by Time Magazine as one of the hundred best children's books of all time. In 2008 he was chosen as one of Booktrust's ten best new illustrators of the preceding decade.