Rory Marron is an unrepentant ‘flags and gun smoke’ historian who was born in Lancashire, England. He has lived in Japan, working in the international sales section of a major Japanese media company in Tokyo. A keen historian of the Asia-Pacific war period, Rory’s doctoral thesis examined British foreign policy in Southeast Asia after the Japanese surrender in 1945. His interests include Iyengar yoga, kendo and tai-chi. Black Sun, Red Moon: A Novel of Java and Merdeka Rising are his first works of fiction.