Jeremy Hicks spent several years as an archaeologist before teaming up with Barry Hayes, his long-time friend and co-author, to realize a creative dream to turn their nightmares into fiction. The writing team of Hicks & Hayes created a dark, edgy fantasy environment known as Faltyr; wrote a screenplay (The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers) to introduce it; and then adapted it into this novelization. As co-owners of Broke Guys Productions, they have written three other screenplays, including the first sequel to the Cycle of Ages Saga, coming soon as a novel from Dark Oak Press. Both writers currently reside in Alabama.