E.K. Johnston是一名法醫考古學家，曾在四大洲居住過，經由工作、旅行和學習汲取大量故事題材，加上豐沛的創造力，透過不同媒介，說出一個個引人入勝的故事。《Kingdom of Sleep》的故事基礎即來自經典童話睡美人，另著有《A Thousand Nights》，亦取材自阿拉伯民間故事《一千零一夜》。
The world is made safe by a woman ...but it is a very big world. It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen saved her country from fire and blood - but now, the kingdom of Kharuf is threatened by a demon gathering power. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with her final blow: a curse that will cost that princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life. The threads of magic are tightly spun, binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate plot to break the curse. But the web of power is dangerously tangled - and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled. Kingdom of Sleep by the critically acclaimed E. K. Johnston, is a spellbinding retelling of an enchanting fairy tale with the power of story at its heart.