Guy Haley is the author of the Horus Heresy novel Pharos, the Primarchs novel Peturabo, and the Throneworld and The Beheading volumes of The Beast Arises trilogy. He's also the author of Dante, Valedor, and the Imperial Battle Tanks novels Baneblade and Shadowsword in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Skarsnik, the eponymous Warhammer fantasy tale, as well as The Rising of the Horned Rat, the End Times novel, were both inspired by his love of all things greenskin. He's also created novellas and short stories set in Warhammer's new Age of Sigmar universe. With his wife and children, he resides in Yorkshire, England.