Stephen Aryan grew up in the North-East of England but now lives in the West Midlands where he works part-time in marketing. He’s been an avid fantasy reader since an early age, as well as a fan of myths and legends from around the world. The work of David Gemmell was a significant influence in his teens and continues to be a major factor in Stephen’s writing to date.
His debut trilogy, Age of Darkness, starts with Battlemage, which was published in 2015 by Orbit UK and Orbit US. Battlemage won the inaugural Hellfest Inferno prize in 2017, organised by French publisher, Bragelonne, and the Hellfest Open Air Festival. The sequel, Bloodmage, was published in April 2016, and the final instalment, Chaosmage, was published in October 2016. His new trilogy from Orbit, Age of Dread, started with Mageborn in October 2017 and was followed by Magefall in September 2018.
Stephen Aryan is represented by Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens Ltd.