March 02, 2017

Blog Tour| Masquerade

Masquerade (Micah Grey #1)
Laura Lam

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The gifted hide their talents, but dare they step into the light?

Micah's Chimaera powers are growing, until his dark visions overwhelm him. 
Drystan is forced to take him to Dr Pozzi, to save his life. But can they really trust the doctor, especially when a close friend is revealed to be his spy?
Meanwhile, violent unrest is sweeping the country, as anti-royalist factions fight to be heard. Then three chimaera are attacked, after revealing their existence with the monarchy's blessing - and the struggle becomes personal. A small sect decimated the chimaera in ancient times and nearly destroyed the world. Now they've re-emerged to spread terror once more. Micah will discover a royal secret, which draws him into the heart of the conflict. And he and his friends must risk everything to finally bring peace to their land.

Here it is. The final tale in Laura Lam's Micah Grey trilogy. With both, Pantomime and Shadowplay, all repackaged and ready to be read... it wasn't long that this thing of beauty wanted to join too. 

If you are desperate to get your hands on the copy, I can't make the 9th March appear. But, I can sure give you some fantastic insight to the inscriptions that appears at the start of every chapter. Of course, for day one of the Blog Tour it is only right that we start with Chapter One: Fever Dream.

Fever Dream

A fever may burn a man alive. Some of the wise men who called themselves seers would summon a temperature. They said the fever dreams bestowed them knowledge of their fate, and the fate of those who followed them.
— ‘Mystics and Seers’, A History of Ellada and its Colonies, Professor Caed Cedar, Royal Snakewood University
Every chapter in the Micah Grey series has a short found document at the start, ranging from a variety of sources: history books, diaries, songs, poetry, and more. It’s basically a sneaky way to add in more worldbuilding and detail about Ellada & the Archipelago.
Professor Caed Cedar is a familiar name to those who have read the first two books. He’s a historian who has spent his life’s work detailing various aspects of Elladan society and history, with a particular interest in the potential magical aspects of the world. He’s not a character in the main narrative, but has appeared in all three volumes. This snippet sets the tone of the opening of the book for sure. A character has a terrible fever and has strange visions of their own . . .
If you buy Pantomime or Masquerade & send your receipt to Laura, you can claim a free 10k short story, “The Mechanical Minotaur,” set in the same world. If you buy all three, you can claim 60k of free fiction as well. More details here.

 About the Author:

Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-print to her heart's desire, colour outside the lines, and consider the library as a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams.

She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn't. At times she misses the sunshine.

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