Ben Chandler lives mostly in worlds of his own creation but occasionally misses real stuff and has to return home. At the moment, that means Adelaide, a city where he currently has far too many jobs, one of which involves teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at Flinders University. For the past eight years, Ben has been studying Fantasy, and he thinks it's the coolest thing ever that someone gave him a doctorate for doing it. He loves heroes, villains, graphic novels, and video games, and he thinks you can learn more from watching cartoons than you can from the news. Like all fantasy writers, Ben has a cat. His cat is named Loki. It's possible Loki is the reincarnation of the God of Mischief, but Ben hopes this is just a flight of his fancy.