Aamund Breivik grew up in the Norwegian countryside north of the Arctic Circle. He joined the Norwegian army as an infantry assault pioneer instead of attending rocket engineering school. Aamund consequently went to Bosnia as a peacekeeper, but eventually left the military in disgust after the great downsizing. After a spell doing odd jobs for a while, he got accepted into the Norwegian National Police Academy and is currently happy as a police officer, despite the lousy hours. He claims he has too many hobbies to really pursue any of them in any meaningful way and that his wild imagination occasionally borders on insanity so that "the fictional people in my head will sometimes force me to write stories to make them shut up."