Luke Aylen author of The Mirror and the MountainLuke lives in Bristol but spends most of his time in strange places in the corners of his imagination. He studies and writes at Trinity College and from his DIY camper van, usually with a cup of tea on hand.  Despite failing every spelling test he’s ever taken, he loves building magical worlds with words and telling stories that excite, delight or change people. Luke’s background is in creative direction, media and primary schools resources. He is a multi-award-winning film-maker, has a background in performing arts and was formally responsible for creativity at Spring Harvest, a large annual gathering of around 20,000 Christians of all ages. Now his focus is on writing and training to be a vicar in the Church of England.

In 2018 Luke released his debut novel, The Mirror and the Mountain, which introduced readers to the magical kingdom of Presadia and it’s many troubles through the eyes of two children, Summer and Jonah, who accidentally stumble through from our own world. The Forgotten Palace continues the series (released early-2019) as reader journey with Antimony, the ‘tall-dwarf’ on an unexpected quest filled with danger and mystery.