New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She began writing poetry and stories in third grade and novels in junior high school. These days she writes fantasy fiction for teens of all ages. Her Heir Chronicles contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and The Sorcerer Heir.
Her high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King, followed by The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown; she is also the author of the Shattered Realms series, including Flamecaster, Shadowcaster, Stormcaster, and Deathcaster, among other works. She lives in Ohio with her family, and invites you to visit her online at cindachima.com.
"Readers follow the highly likable characters in plot strands that touch and separate and re-form, creating an ambitious web of politics and intrigue...Whether reveling in the fairy-tale-romance details of Raisa's coming-of-age party, evoking life on the street, or inventing a complex clan culture, Chima delivers a high-interest, high-action story already racing toward a sequel."--The Horn Book