Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, has just revealed the cover to Shadowplay, the second book in Laura Lam’s steampunk fable series of books, coming in January 2014.
The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes.…
He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus—the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he’s perfecting….
A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, Shadowplay continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey.
See the full cover by Tom Bagshawe below.