The Author Alexander Grant grew up by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He studied geology and dreamed of discovering a rare dinosaur fossil. However, the call of his seafaring ancestors proved overwhelming and this, coupled with a growing interest in international politics, led him to travel to four continents while pursuing a career in media and, ultimately, working in an International Organisation. He now lives in Flanders, Belgium tending a big garden, playing basketball and devising epic fantasy tales. He combines two of his great passions, writing and strategy, to produce the King’s Lion series. The books, in order of publication, are: THE FORBIDDEN CITY THE LION PROPHECY THE LION’S PERIL Alexander is currently writing the next book in the series. Find out more in his Basketball Diaries blog or follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Proofreading: PERFECT WORDS Web Design: M.H.