Alexander Blakeley is a young writer based in Brisbane, Australia, currently completing his Masters in Creative Writing. At the same time, he is working on the final stages of his epic fantasy quartet Scions of the Sand, rich with the sights, sounds and characters synonymous with classic, high adventure tales of the ancient Middle East. He has recently begun preparations for a new series that blends the noir principles of pulp police procedurals with an ancient world inspired fantasy landscape of his own creation, a dangerous place where mafia-like Guilds wield brutal power and criminal investigations are often decided intrial-by-combat.
With a degree in History and English Literature, Alexander’s studies covered the Classical Mediterranean, Medieval Europe and the Crusades, The Ottoman Empire, and the Rise of the Modern World. He completed focused research projects in Japanese Warfare and his Honours Thesis was about late Imperial Roman Warfare. Now a qualified teacher, Alexander specialises in teaching English and History at a senior level.