David Hair, an award-winning writer of fantasy, has been inspired by his travels around the globe. He was born in New Zealand, spent time in Britain, Europe and India (which inspired The Moontide and Sunsurge Quartets and the Ravana series). After some years in Bangkok, Thailand, he and his wife returned to New Zealand, where they are now settled (for the time being). His epic fantasy sagas The Moontide Quartet and The Sunsurge Quartet and the YA saga The Return of Ravana, his retelling of the Indian epic The Ramayana, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Increasingly addictive . . . Adult fantasy lovers who enjoy historical fiction and intricate political plots will love this book . . . epic - A Bohemian Mind at WorkPromises to recall epic fantasy's finest - Tor.com on the Moontide QuartetRepresents modern epic fantasy at its best - Fantasy Book Critic on the Moontide QuartetEmpress of the Fall is a sprawling epic fantasy of grandiose proportions . . . with a hearty taste of blood and gore, and plenty of vicious politics - Angela Oliver, author of Fellowship of the RingtailsI continue to be impressed by the way Hair takes some very familiar, almost trite, ideas and spins them in a new way. Epic fantasy is not dying, my friends, it is just moving in new directions - Fantasy Review BarnVivid, dynamic characters and terrific world building . . . Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series - Bibliosanctum on the Moontide QuartetThe Moontide Quartet is perhaps the most understated fantasy series currently being written. It features a wide, diverse cast of characters spread out over dual continents. Focusing on a clash of civilisations storyline, David Hair offers a tale that encapsulates epic fantasy to its entirety - Fantasy Book Critic, The Year s Top TenOne of the best examples, in recent memory, of epic fantasy - Novelnaut