The difficult beauty of Marjorie Liu’s ‘Monstress’

The story of Maika Halfwolf, the protagonist of Marjorie Liu's comic book series "Monstress," has been a part of the author for decades waiting to be unleashed like the monster sleeping deep inside Maika's body.   Maika, an Arcanic war survivor born out of a union between a human and an Ancient (a powerful, magical race), was deeply inspired by Liu's Chinese grandmother who was a survivor of World War II.   "I think the story has been a part of me, it sounds like an exaggeration but it has been a part of me for decades. Long before I decided to become a novelist. Part of it had to do with growing up with my Chinese grandmother and spending a ton of time with her...Keep on reading: The difficult beauty of Marjorie Liu’s ‘Monstress’

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