Rob Hobart is a lifelong fan of science-fiction, fantasy, role-playing games, Japanese pop culture, and military history. He is the author of the ongoing Empire of the Sun and Moon epic fantasy series. Before writing novels, he worked for eight years in the role-playing game industry, serving as Line Editor, co-designer/co-writer, and eventually Lead Design for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG (3rd and 4th Edition), as well as running the L5R Living Rokugan/Heroes of Rokugan organized-play campaign from 2000 to 2010. Rob may... or may not... be the immortal 4th Earl of Buckinghameshire. He lives in rural Missouri with his wife and daughter.