There is something deeply satisfying to me about authors who take the most mundane things and make them magical (or sci-fi-y). Robin McKinley uses honey to perform magic in Chalice; Diana Wynne Jones uses everything from scolding to typewriters to musical instruments.
For every book we release, we'll feature an interview with one of its major characters. This week we sat down to chat with Akeela ("Aki") Lee from Painter of the Dead. Read below to see what main character Theo's spunky friend and colleague had to say.