"Much food for thought and discussion; but above all, a gripping read
." —Kirkus Reviews
...A satisfying sequel." —SLJ
"The action of this memorable story is fast and furious
, its challenges many, and the fight for right ever-present." —Booklist
Praise for Bound by Blood and Sand, book one in the duology
“Allen’s lush debut mixes current, pressing questions with fantasy
while exploring systematic injustice and historical oppression. . . . Readers will clamor for the sequel.
” —Publishers Weekly
“[Jae] is a particularly courageous choice for a heroine. While this volume comes to a satisfying (if bittersweet) conclusion, there is clearly—thankfully!—more to come. Ferocious and intelligent.
” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Becky Allen grew up in a tiny town outside Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Brandeis University with a major in American studies and a minor in journalism. For the last eight years, she has held various positions at TheBody.com, an online HIV resource. She is now the website director. Becky loves New York, brunch, and feminism. She cannot function without coffee. She lives in New York City with her sister, Rachel, and their cat, Lily. It was a conversation with her sister about irrigation that inspired Becky to wonder about a fantasy world where irrigation was fueled by magic, and what that would mean. Their discussion became Bound by Blood and Sand
and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm
. Visit her site beckyallenbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @allreb