Mari på bloggen Flukten fra Virkeligheten hjälper oss att bjuda varandra på smakbitar ur de böcker vi läser just nu. Alltid kul att få lite boktips och lite försmak. Inga spoilers! Se andras smakbitar för dagen HÄR!
Den här boken kom till mig genom mion prenumeration på Fantasy hos The English Bookshop. Som så många andra fantasyböcker kommer den här som den första i en serie.
Om boken kan man läsa:
In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more . . .
Gene's life resembles a debutante's dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities - last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy.
The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as 'Micah Grey', Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight - but the circus has a dark side. She's also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?
Min smakbit kommer från den allra första sidan:
"Well, boy," the ringmaster said. "What can you do?"
I swallowed. The clown who had found me eavesdropping tightened his grip on my shirt. "Pardon?" I asked.
He chuckled. "Don't tell me you're simple. What can you do? Are you a fire-eater? An acrobat? A freak?"
I was a freak, but I could not tell him so.