SALT LAKE CITY, UT February 14, 2018
During high school, Alex Passey thoroughly enjoyed his math class. But it wasn’t for the math. He spent his time in algebra dreaming up fantastical worlds packed with adventure. Daydreaming got him into trouble once in awhile, but those daydreams were the start of Alex’s literary career.
“I’ve always loved reading and storytelling,” Passey recalls, “but it wasn’t until I discovered a sword and sorcery fantasy book that I discovered what I wanted to write.” Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time and R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt really excited him. “The characters were messy and complicated. The politics were devious and subtle. The action and magic were epic, and there was always an underlying tension where any scene could erupt into full-throated chaos.”