Book Review: Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier

Publishing a fantasy book with a narrative set against a harrowing backdrop of plague, in the middle of the pandemic, you’d think would be a questionable choice for an author to make. But as Makiia Lucier’s author’s note says, she felt it was important to show young readers a glimpse of the past – a historical fantasy past in this case – when people carried on despite hardship. I think she pulls this off brilliantly.

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