Growing up I was a fan of fantasy literature. Some of my favorites were the Dragonlance Chronicles of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman; the Belgariad of David Eddings; the Shannara Chronicles of Terry Brooks; and, of course, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I also liked the legends of King Arthur and all sorts of mythology, especially Greek and Norse.
I’ve studied history and law, interests that influenced my novel. The Golden Unseen is traditional epic fantasy in that it is a tale of a once-vanquished evil rising to threaten the world. But in some ways, this novel is much more modern. It is about the challenges attendant to staking out an ethical stance in a world in which the sense of what is possible is shifting.