Markus Heitz studied history and German language and literature at university before turning to writing. His debut novel Schatten uber Ulldart (the first in a series of epic fantasy novels) won the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (German Fantasy Award) in 2003, and was followed by his bestselling Dwarves and the tie-in Aelfar series, which have made him one of Germany's - and Europe's - most successful fantasy authors. He currently lives in Zweibrucken, Germany.
Markus Heitz is a phenomenon in the field of Fantastic Literature - Fantasybook Germany Markus Heitz is once again setting off a fantasy fireworks display! - denglers-buchkritik.de Yet again, Raging Storm captivates readers with epic battles and a plot full of action - Die Rheinpfalz Heitz knows how to spin legends that never lose their attraction - The Aachener The story is filled with many original characters and unpredictable events, and in between there is blood, war and destruction - Booksection