I have publication dates, I have pre-order links, and I have a cover for the first book in my new series, The IronHeart Chronicles, officially on sale August 8th!
The first book, as I’ve mentioned before is Magpie’s Song (obviously) and will be followed by Magpie’s Fall (Dec 2017) and Magpie’s Flight (TBD).
At any rate, it’s been a long time coming and I’m so very pleased to finally be able to get this out into the world.
Incidentally, the artist for this lovely cover is Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and I can’t emphasize enough what a great job she did on it (the full piece for the print version is *amazing* and I adore it.)
So what’s the skinny on the book itself? A little back cover copy:
In the slums of BrightStone, Moon Children are worth less than the scrap they must collect to survive. It doesn’t matter that these abandoned half-breeds are part-Meridian with their ancestors hailing from the technologically advanced city that floats above the once-thriving, now plague-ridden BrightStone. Instead they are rejected by both their ancestral societies and forced to live on the outskirts of civilization in clans simply to stay alive. Not to mention their role as Tithe, leading the city’s infected citizens deep into the Pits where their disease can be controlled.
Nineteen-year-old Raggy Maggy is no different, despite the mysterious heart-shaped panel that covers her chest. Or at least she wasn’t… Not until her chance discovery of a Meridian-built clockwork dragon—and its murdered owner. When the Inquestors policing the city find Maggy at the scene of the crime, she quickly turns into their prime suspect. Now she’s all anyone can talk about. Even her clan leader turns his back on her, leading her to rely on an exiled doctor and a clanless Moon Child named Ghost to keep her hidden. In return, all she has to do is help them find a cure for the plague they believe was not exactly accidental. Yet doing so might mean risking more than just her life. It also might be the only key to uncovering the truth about the parents—and the past—she knows nothing about.
And there we have it – a little intrigue, a little outcast action, a crazy plague, a floating city, clockwork dragons…and a heroine with a literal iron heart. (And a bit of a slow-burn romance, maybe). Also parkour. Because why not?
Pre-orders for ebook are currently open on Amazon. It should be up in other formats (Nook, Kobo, etc.) and print shortly. (Go sign up for my newsletter for future announcements on that and other goodies…)
Additional info on the blog tours and whatnot are coming as well so stay tuned!