"Lucier wastes no time in this gripping mystery: Every twist iscarefully plotted, and the worldbuilding is intricate yet effortless.Each of Cas' relationships, even those with the spirits he encounters,is distinct, and, like him, readers will find it difficult to judge whois trustworthy....A well-balanced and captivating stand-alone fantasy." —Kirkus
"I love the magic Lucier weaves through this dark yet hopeful tale. I devoured it in one sitting!" --Kristin Cashore, author of the New York Times bestselling Graceling Realm books
"A beautifully crafted novel containing everything I love in an epicfantasy: complex characters and relationships, excellent world building, and a compelling story full of twists and turns." --Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim and Warrior Bards series
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.