Christie Golden, Author: Award-winning and seven-time New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written more than 40 novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are novels for Star Trek, Star Wars—including Fate of the Jedi, which she cowrote with authors Aaron Allston and Troy Denning—as well as novels for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft franchises. Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists, which introduced elven vampire Jander Sunstar. Several original fantasy novels include On Fire’s Wings, In Stone’s Clasp, and Under Sea’s Shadow, the first three in her multibook fantasy series The Final Dance. Born in Georgia with stints in Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado, Golden has returned to the South for a spell and currently resides in Tennessee. Christie is the author of Insight Editions’ other Ubisoft book, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™: Blackbeard: The Lost Journal.
Karl Kerschl, Illustrator: Karl Kerschl is no stranger to the world of Assassin’s Creed. He co-wrote and co-illustrated three original Assassin’s Creed graphic novels: The Fall, The Chain, and the recently released Brahman. When he’s not working with Ubisoft, he’s drawing superhero comics for DC Comics and Marvel or updating his weekly webcomic, The Abominable Charles Christopher. You can find more of his work at KarlKerschl.com. He lives in Montreal.
Andrew Belanger, Illustrator: Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator out of the Montreal-based Studio Lounak; he does work in the mainstream comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian film and television industry. In the mainstream comic market, Belanger has worked for such comic publishers as DC Comics, WildStorm, Devil's Due, and Boom! He is the artist on IDW’s four-volume adventure title Kill Shakespeare. The series has garnered glowing reviews—the New York Times described it as “gripping, violent and dark fun.” The acclaimed Broadway and Hollywood director Julie Taymor mentioned Kill Shakespeare on The Colbert Report, and Stephen Colbert replied, “Make that movie!” For DC Comics, Andy worked on Swamp Thing with Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire and is the creator of the DC digital comic series Bottle of Awesome; for Image Comics, he worked on the newly announced Southern Cross; and he self-published the series Black Church. He loves dogs, cats, and anything involving monsters. He lives in Montreal.