Makiia is the author of historical fiction and historical fantasy for young adults. She grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam (not too far from the equator), and has degrees in journalism and library science from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Her debut novel, A Death-Struck Year, was called a “powerful and disturbing reading experience” by Publishers Weekly, and was a finalist for Germany’s top book prize for children, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Her second novel, Isle of Blood and Stone, was inspired by her love of Indiana Jones movies and old, old maps.
Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier is s perfect if you are a YA fantasy fan. The Tower of Winds series is one to check out. Keep reading to learn more about the book and discover Makiia Lucier’s favourite fictional female heroines.Continue reading →