Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.
The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists - Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer on Foundryside Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe! - Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter on Foundryside Foundryside will not disappoint. It's a world like no other, a concept like no other and a read like no other - The Book Bag on Foundryside A compelling treatise on power and its misuse - Guardian on Foundryside Brings an intricate, sciencey magic system to the crime party . . . The action is energising, the story is self-contained, and the world is made of pure, gleeful imagination - SFX on Foundryside Funny, exciting, pacy and gory, this terrific debut promises greater things to come - Daily Mail on Foundryside