Welcome to another book!
I am always excited to join #thewritereads for a book tour. Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for sending me an ARC of this book. This is an alternate reality historical fiction that is unlike anything that I have ever read. With a vast range of characters from different socioeconomic, religious and political classes. This book is a mastery on the confluence of characters.
Title: The Carnival of Ash
Author: Tom Beckerlegge
Publication date: March 15th 2022
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon
An extravagant, lyrical fantasy about a city of poets and librarians. A city that never was.
Cadenza is the City of Words, a city run by poets, its skyline dominated by the steepled towers of its libraries, its heart beating to the stamp and thrum of the printing presses in the Printing Quarter.
Carlo Mazzoni, a young wordsmith arrives at the city gates intent on making his name as the bells ring out with the news of the death of the city’s poet-leader. Instead, he finds himself embroiled with the intrigues of a city in turmoil, the looming prospect of war with their rival Venice ever-present. A war that threatens not only to destroy Cadenza but remove it from history altogether…
About the Author
Tom Beckerlegge grew up in the northwest of England in a house filled with books. Writing as Tom Becker, he won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with his debut novel; The Carnival of Ash is his first adult book. He lives in Enfield with his wife and young son.
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