Makiia Lucier grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam and holds degress in journalism and library studies from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of A Death-Struck Year, Isle of Blood and Stone, and Song of the Abyss. www.makiialucier.com Twitter @makiialucier.
Intriguing, compelling, and boldly enriching, Lucier crafts a vivid fantasy that will appeal to readers who love getting lost in new worlds. --Buzzfeed An exhilarating tale of fantasy, political intrigue, fearless explorers, and heart-thumping romance. --Bustle Combining rich descriptions with a compelling mystery, Lucier (A Death-Struck Year) creates a vibrant world populated by appealing characters and enhances the story with subtle magical elements, a hint of romance, and a dose of political intrigue. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review Readers craving a captivating adventure will find that and more in Lucier's brilliant fantasy. --Booklist, STARRED review Lucier has crafted an exciting plot of attempted murder and betrayal that simmers just below the surface, right up to the breathtaking twist in the final pages...Highly recommended where Tamora Pierce, V.E. Schwab, and Rachel Hartman are popular. --School Library Journal Deftly employing suspense and mystery, bolstered by tantalizing details about strange beasts and geographical fascinations, this original fantasy drops hints with masterful precision, tracing clues left in the maps to a startling conclusion. --Horn Book Magazine A romantic maritime epic and a charming tribute to mapmakers, calligraphers, and explorers. --Kirkus This is the perfect fantasy novel for those who appreciate a dramatic mystery with a bit of romance. --Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books An absorbing mystery. --VOYA