I'm trying to find the name of a (YA?) story / series that I read 15 - 20 years ago. Here's what I remember :
- There were 3 races in the story. I think one race had pink skin.
- The protagonist was mixed from the different races.
- There was magic, but the protagonist wasn't magical (at least not at first).
- Something about iron structures in a city.
- There was a tower (perhaps in a second book?) with lapis lazuli.
- There was a scene where characters made homemade "wine" (something to do with the tower).
I wish I could remember more about the plot of the book / series, which is kind of why I want to find it again. I never finished the whole thing.