Markus Heitz studied history and German language and literature at university before turning to writing. His debut novel Schatten uber Ulldart (the first in a series of epic fantasy novels) won the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (German Fantasy Award) in 2003, and was followed by his bestselling Dwarves and the tie-in Aelfar series, which have made him one of Germany's - and Europe's - most successful fantasy authors. He currently lives in Zweibrucken, Germany.
Traces of true magic, wit and secrets untold . . . you will enjoy the story - Fantasy Book Review on The Dwarves seriesVery entertaining . . . [These] books are worth reading - Dat Book Reviews on The Dwarves seriesA gripping read with some very memorable characters . . . this will definitely satisfy - Worlds in Ink on The Dwarves seriesThe Dwarves is a well-constructed classic fantasy story that I greatly enjoyed - Speculative Book ReviewI was turning pages and eagerly awaiting the next plot twist. I totally recommend this book - Boom Tron on The War of the DwarvesThe prose is sharp, the action sequences bloody and all in this has been a real joy to read . . . pure joy from start to finish and definitely one I'd recommend to other fantasy fans. - Falcate Times on The Fate of the Dwarves