Aliette de Bodard is a French-American science fiction and fantasy author. From her website:
I gobbled it up in a day and found myself rereading choice passages. I love the budding relationship between Agnieszka and the Dragon, but also the fact that her friendship with Kasia remains the anchor of the story–and the Wood is such a creepy creation, the stuff of nightmares!
De Bodard is the author of House of Shattered Wings, winner of the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel, among many other books. Check out her work!