Princess Shiori’anma of Kiata would rather spend her days snacking in the kitchen than attending lessons, stitching embroidery, or practicing the zither. It’s no wonder she’s been my favorite character to write! A self-proclaimed glutton, she will go to any lengths to procure rice cakes and roasted sweet potatoes at the annual Summer Festival, and when her fortunes change, she must learn to cook for herself to survive. When I was writing Six Crimson Cranes, that was where the fun began.
Fiction and Excerpts 
A princess in exile, a shapeshifting dragon, six enchanted cranes, and an unspeakable curse…
We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from Six Crimson Cranes, a new fantasy from author Elizabeth Lim that draws from fairy tales and East Asian folklore—available July 6th from Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Maia proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her…
We’re thrilled to share a preview from Elizabeth Lim’s Unravel the Dusk, the sequel to Spin the Dawn—available July 7th from Knopf Books.
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