Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is a winner of the Aurealis Award, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named in the Kirkus Best Teen Books list and published in a dozen countries, most of which he has never visited. Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of. Jay is 6'7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.
'A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvass, reminiscent of Justin Cronin's THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King's THE STAND, yet Kristoff's work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can't wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!' - James Rollins, No.1 NEW YORK TIMES author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN 'A fine crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil' - Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Praise for The Nevernight Chronicle: 'If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT' - STARBURST 'With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special' - SCIFI NOW