Sarwat Chadda is a Londoner whose writing for young adults depicts the world from both East and West. He was raised on stories of Saladin, Richard the Lion-Heart and the Crusades, viewed from both sides, and started out writing role-playing game scenarios. He was a senior engineer in a past life, but now writes full time. His YA novels, Devil’s Kiss and Dark Goddess were published in a number of countries and received stellar reviews. His novels in the Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress trilogy were published in both the USA and UK, and his fantasy trilogy – Shadow Magic, Dream Magic and Burning Magic – were published with Disney-Hyperion under the pseudonym Joshua Khan. Sarwat has written for the 39 Clues and Spirit Animals multi-platform series published by Scholastic, and has also published a number of action-packed texts for graphic-comic publisher Graphic India. Sarwat lives in London with his family.