Boken Härskarteknik, som jag gav en smakbit ur förra veckan är fortfarande inte utläst - men den behöver pausar, i alla fall om något ska fastna - jag behöver tänka efter mellan varven.
Nu ska jag precis börja på Kirsty Logans The Gracekeepers, så smakbiten får bli just början av boken.
Om boken, först, kan man läsa:
A flooded world.
A floating circus.
Two women in search of a home.
North lives on a circus boat with her beloved bear, keeping a secret that could capsize her life.
Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, tending the graves of those who die at sea. As penance for a terrible mistake, she has become a gracekeeper.
A chance meeting between the two draws them magnetically to one another - and to the promise of a new life.
But the waters are treacherous, and the tide is against them.
Här kommer smakbiten:
The first Callanish knew of the circus Excalibur was the striped silk of their sails against the green sky. They approached their tiny island in convoy: the main boat with its bobbing trail of canvas-covered coracles following like ducklings, chained in an obedient line. Ships arrived a dozen a day in the archipelagos, and Callanish knew that the circus folk would have to fight for their place on her island. Tomorrow the dock would be needed for a messenger boat, or a crime crew, or a medic. In a world that is almost entirely sea, placing your feet on land was a privilege that must be earned.