Livia Blackburne has a PhD in neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neural correlates of reading. She still blogs on the intersection of writing and brain science (liviablackburne.com). She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. This is her debut novel.
"Blackburne's fast-paced fantasy will please fans of Leigh Bardugo
and Tamora Pierce."--School Library Journal
"[A] dark, morally complex adventure."--Kirkus Reviews
"Blackburne's high fantasy is expansive, with entertaining characters and a well-constructed world."--Booklist
"Put this in the hands of fans of Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth."--VOYA