Matthew Reilly was born in Sydney in 1974 and studied Law at the University of New South Wales. He is the international bestselling author of eight novels: The Six Sacred Stones, Seven Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow. He has also published a children's book, Hover Car Racer, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than eighteen languages in 20 countries, and he has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. He still lives in Sydney, and continues to write. His latest novel is entitled, The 5 Greatest Warriors.