The Girl with the Hickory Heart

Mulan meets The Last Airbender

For Luna, the price of peace in a time of war is a heart of hickory. But to have a hickory heart leaves no room for love. When the lives of her three brothers are tied to refugee siblings from the warring tribe, Luna must test the limits of her wooden heart, trust those she’s been taught to hate, and now she’s destined to destroy.

In an island nation akin to a wooden Hong Kong, two Asian women from warring tribes: Lye, a powerful slave of the Emperor and Luna, a Char defying tradition, must put aside their pasts in order to move forward.

The Girl with the Hickory Heart is the first in a YA Fantasy trilogy.

a YA Asian Fantasy Series by

Lauren Nicolle Taylor



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CATEGORY: Fantasy | Chinese Culture and Mythology | Magic |  Action & Adventure | Enemies to Friends | Romance | Family | Siblings

AGE: Young Adult, 12+ (Fantasy war violence)


August 24, 2021 | 337 pages

Paperback: $14.95

Ebook: $4.99

Print: 978-1-945654-80-0 | Ebook: 978-1-945654-81-7