Janet Lee Carey was born in New York and grew up in California. She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, most notably her epic fantasy novels set on Wilde Island--Dragon's Keep, Dragonswood, and the upcoming In the Time of Dragon Moon. Janet lives near Seattle with her family where she writes and teaches writing workshops.
"The author's world-building is detailed and fascinating, and Uma is a strong, admirable heroine. This is a must-purchase for libraries owning the earlier installments and a great choice for where teen fantasy is popular."--School Library Journal "A story of courage and romance that readers will not soon forget. While Uma's struggle to help the queen and save her people is intriguing, the depth of her character reaches much further, exploring issues of race, gender, and identity....The text will be a sure favorite of fans of high fantasy."--VOYA "Both elegant and immersive."--BCCB "A satisfying tale of a girl who must come to terms with her own blended identity."--Kirkus Praise for Dragonswood and Dragon's Keep "Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful."--Kirkus, starred review for Dragonswood "Readers will look forward to the future of Wilde Island. . . Perfectly crafted"--School Library Journal, starred review for Dragonswood "Stunning, lyrical prose."--Booklist, starred review for Dragon's Keep "While the story has roots in traditional fairy tales and legends, the author has crafted something new and magical."--School Library Journal, starred review for Dragon's Keep