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— by Emily O’Donnell: The Bone Shard Daughter is the debut fantasy novel from Andrea Stewart. It is the first book in her Drowning Empire trilogy. I reached out to the author recently to ask her some questions about the world she has created. A Chinese-American author, Stewart draws heavily from her cultural background for The Bone Shard Daughter. In this interview she tells us how she came up with the concept of magic powered by bone, why animal companions are so important in fantasy, and what we can expect from future books…

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