Michael Cobley was born in the city of Leicester, has lived in Perth (Australia) and Glasgow but now resides in North Ayrshire. His previous works have included the Shadowkings trilogy
(a dark and grim fantasy epic), Iron Mosaic
(a collection of short stories) and Seeds of Earth, Orphaned Worlds
and The Ascendant Stars,
comprising the Humanity's Fire trilogy. Ancestral Machines
is a stand-alone novel set in the universe of Humanity's Fire.