Avril Flower was born in the Isle of Man; a land of mystics and fairies. She gained distinction in higher schools in Eng. Lang. and Eng. Lit. After she married, she lived on tea plantations in India for seven years, where three of her four children were born. She assisted her husband with his novel about romance in a tea garden. Once she had emigrated, she taught Primary School in low decile schools in N.Z. for 37 years. She had always been interested in Fantasy and Science Fiction, and has written two previous books in this series. When Avril became ill, she asked her daughter to finish the third book of the trilogy. Which her daughter has done with some trepidation as she is not an English scholar. Hopefully this has been done without too much of a change from when Avril finished and Shelkara took over.