Dale Elvy is an exciting new fantasy author who currently lives in Melbourne. He studied history and politics at Victoria University of Welington before serving in the New Zealand Army. On leaving the Army he worked in the security industry in a number of roles, including event security management and as a personal bodyguard. As a passionate fan of fantasy literature, writing his own books has been the fulfilment of a long held dream. The first book in his Spirit Shinto trilogy, First Hunter, was published in 2000 and Dale is currently working on the final book Dark Shinto.