THOMAS WHARTON's first novel, Icefields (1995), won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean) and was chosen as a CBC Canada Reads title. His second novel, Salamander (2001), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. The Tree of Story is the final book in a trilogy, following the critically acclaimed The Shadow of Malabron and The Fathomless Fire. Thomas Wharton lives in Edmonton and is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alberta.
Praise for The Fathomless Fire "Intoxicating, breathless fantasy. . . . Wharton's poetic language--lovely from the outset in his gifted naming of Realm terminology such as 'Nightbane, ' 'werefire, ' 'Storyfolk' and 'the Ironwise'--makes this a natural pick for reading aloud." --The Globe and Mail