Rowenna Miller grew up in a log cabin in Indiana and still lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughters, where she teaches English composition, trespasses while hiking, and spends too much time researching and recreating historical textiles.
Torn challenges readers to thoughtfully consider all sides of social change by humanizing each perspective. Readers interested in classic fantasy, feminism, adventure, and a bit of romance will enjoy this thought-provoking book.--Booklist on Torn A delight, woven through with rich detail. Magic, sewing, and an achingly good romance -- what's not to love? A deeply satisfying read. I'm dying for the next one!--Alexandra Rowland, author of A Conspiracy of Truths on Torn A gorgeous weave of romantic fantasy and urgent politics.--Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives on Torn Highly recommend.... Fun, excitement, and magic all sewn into one amazing story.--The Speculative Herald on Torn Miller caps off the Unraveled Kingdom trilogy with a seamless blend of magic and heart, all under the cloud of war and revolution. Smart, thrilling, and full of charm, Rule is the perfect sendoff for the tale of Sophie Balstrade.--Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then Miller deftly weaves a thrilling tale of revolution and turmoil in a complex fantasy world.--Cass Morris, author of From Unseen Fire on Torn Miller does not shy away from battle and bloodshed as the political conflict comes to a head, but also refreshingly portrays the intimate, personal impacts of sweeping social changes. Series fans will be pleased with this satisfying, sophisticated fantasy.--Publishers Weekly Miller places immigrant ambition and women's lives at the heart of her magical tale of politics and revolution. I was utterly enchanted by this unique, clever and subtly fierce fantasy.--Tasha Suri, author Empire of Sand on Torn Miller successfully ties up loose ends and shows the personal cost of war. Series fans will cheer and cry as their heroes battle for independence and for stability. Well-drawn characters and wonderful writing makes this book highly recommended.--Booklist (starred review) Miller weaves a fresh, richly textured world full of magic-stitched ball gowns and revolutionary pamphlets. The vivid, complex setting and deeply human characters make for an absorbing read!--Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage on Torn One of the best novels I've read this year! Torn is masterfully written -- full of fascinating politics and compelling characters in a vividly rendered, troubled city. Sophie is a believable, layered, and wonderful heroine; her journey from ordinary to extraordinary is a joy to read. I absolutely loved this book!--Sarah Beth Durst on Torn Strong research, moral ambiguities, and an innovative magic system.... A well-executed historical fantasy debut whose author has a sharp eye for detail.--Kirkus on Torn