Dael Sassoon was born in Milan, Italy, in 1995, and he has lived in the UK since 2014 to undertake his studies at The University of Manchester. During his spare time, Dael is a writer, artist, photographer, bass-slapper and world-traveller, exploring diverse environments, from the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the frozen terrains of Iceland. Initially, he came up with the idea for The Lightbringer when he was only fifteen years old, and since then, the story has evolved from various short versions into a fully-fledged novel, with his encouraging father Joseph by his side the whole way. Much of what Dael writes is inspired by nature and travel, due to his background in geography and conservation, but he’s also drawn to the myths and legends of ancient cultures. Through his words, Dael evokes a sense of enchantment and escapism as he invites the reader to travel with him to mysterious lands full of unexpected challenges, inhabited by eccentric people and at the persistent threat of powerful enemies.