Melanie Rawn was born in California, and graduated from Scripps College with a BA in history. She has worked as a teacher and as an editor, before she wrote her bestselling "Dragon Prince" trilogy. Those books were followed by a second trilogy, "The Dragon Star," which has also sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Melanie took a break from writing from 1995 to 2005, due to family obligations. After the death of her mother she began to write again, and "Spellbinder "is the result.
"Impressive....Melanie Rawn is good!" --Anne McCaffrey
"I am mad (petulant, in fact!) that I can't immediately read book number two in the "Exiles" trilogy.... Melanie Rawn has established beyond doubt that she is a great writer of fantasy and "The Ruins of Ambrai" will join the "Dragon" series in my library of favorites for years to come." --"Realms of Fantasy" on "The Ruins of Ambrai"""
"Rawn's talent for lush descriptions and complex characterizations provides a broad range of drama, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Her depiction of Lenfell's unique matriarchal society adds further texture to this densely woven fantasy tapestry." --"Library Journal" on" "The Ruins of Ambrai"
"Be warned-if you buy one, you will want to buy them all." -- Kliatt on "The Star Scroll"