Michael Hamannt (formerly Borlik) was born in 1975 and lives near Leverkusen where he works as a freelance web designer and writer.  He has already published numerous works of young adult fiction with well-known publishing houses such as Thienemann, Arena, Omnibus or Ueberreuter. In his free time he reads fantasy novels and thrillers. He has a particular love of Scotland, especially for its green Highlands, the old, magical forests and its fascinating myths. He loves to take city tours throughout Europe.