Elizabeth Haydon was born in 1965. She is a fantasy author. She has written two fantasy series set within the same universe. The first is the fantasy/romance/whodunit fusion called The Symphony of Ages and the second is a young adult series called The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme. The Symphony of Ages books series consists of the Rhapsody Trilogy, the two Middle Books, and, as of January 2014, the first book of The War of the Known World Trilogy. The Rhapsody Trilogy is based on three characters who find themselves in a land on the brink of disaster. Rhapsody, the main character, is a Namer, a profession that includes passing down the history of the people. As a Namer, Rhapsody, can only speak the truth. A Namer has incredible power because when they speak they describe the very nature of a person or a thing. In some instances a Namer can change the parameters of a person or a thing by giving it a new name. When Rhapsody meets up with her two future companions she accidentally uses her Naming power to rename The Brother, a ruthless assassin, to "Achmed The Snake."