Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies in English. He was born in London in 1990. Taran began to write the Summoner series in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in "Nanowrimo 2013" and sharing his work on Wattpad.com. The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months. In addition to Dragon Rider, he is also the author of the Contender series, out now. His books have been published in the UK, Australia, the Commonwealth, the US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Denmark, Iran, and the Netherlands.