MICHAEL JOHNSTON has always been an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. He studied architecture and ancient history at Lehigh University and earned a master's degree in architecture from Columbia University. Michael worked as an architect in New York City before switching to writing full time. He is the co-author of the YA Heart of Dread trilogy (Frozen, Stolen, and Golden) with his wife, Melissa de la Cruz. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
"Soleri is bloody and utterly epic. A huge saga in a rich and deeply original world." --Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author"Prepare to be ensnared in a web of ruthless politics and unbridled ambition, where even the authority of the emperor may be based on an ancient deception. Johnston builds an immersive world with elements of Egyptian and Roman history, myth, and religion. This story seethes with twists and turns, betrayals and secrets, and will keep you guessing until the very last page." --Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author