K. J. Taylor went to Radford College and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the University of Canberra, where she returned to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Editing (2008) and a Master of Information Studies (2012). She now works as an archivist.
Taylor published her first work, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later. The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War followed in the same year, and were released in America and Canada in 2011. The Shadow’s Heir, The Shadowed Throne and The Shadow’s Heart have also been released in both Australia and the US.
'In the land of Cymria, humans and griffins rule side by side ...
Arren Cardockson is a despised Northener, a people conquered and enslaved centuries ago. By freak chance, he became a griffiner - chosen by a griffin as their companion - but many resent and fear his existence.
Meanwhile, chained in a cage behind the fighting Arena where rogue griffins entertain the crowds, the mysterious black griffin dreams of escape. Arren's meeting with this renegade griffin sets his life on an inexorable path of murder, conflict ... and an encounter with his past.
'Darkness cannot be caged.' (From the publisher's website.)