Welcome to my stop on the Below blog tour! The author, Alexandria Warwick, is here to share an inside look at the characters before you read the story.
Apaay is a young Analak woman who wants nothing more than to earn the respect of her people and to lead the summer hunt. Apaay’s steadfast, determined nature allows her to face impossible odds in the quest to find her sister’s stolen face. There is nothing more important to her than family. Let it be known that her dad jokes are terrible.
The Face Stealer
The Face Stealer is the North’s most notorious demon. No one knows what, exactly, he looks like. He is shrouded in myth. Where he goes, fear follows. He lives in the in-between. Once you enter the in-between, you do not return.
Ila is a young deaf woman, a prisoner in Yuki’s labyrinth. She is an excellent carver, passing the time in her cell by shaping animals out of rock. Above all else, she is kind. The only proof she has of a past is scar along the side of her skull.
Yuki is a child, ruler of the labyrinth, who loves inflicting terror and pain on others. She and the Face Stealer have a long, complicated history. She lives alone in the labyrinth, save the Face Stealer, her prisoners, and her guards.
From the author of The Demon Race comes a YA dark fantasy series inspired by Inuit mythology.
In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.
When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.
With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.
Yuki only plays the games she wins.
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Alexandria Warwick is the #1 fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the author of The Demon Race and the upcoming North series.
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