Next month we’re absolutely delighted to be publishing Fledgling, by debut author Lucy Hope – a dark, gothic adventure set deep in the Bavarian forest, with angels, owls, magic and a boy who isn’t all that he seems. With soaring twists and turns, this is a beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat story to get lost in this winter.
We’re going to be sharing an extract from the book, and a wonderful video reading from Lucy Hope herself, every week until publication on November 4th. And today we’re very pleased to be sharing the first chapter – you can watch the reading below!
A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel’s bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival was an accident or part of something more sinister.
With a self-obsessed opera singer for a mother, a strange taxidermist father, and a best friend who isn’t quite what he seems, Cassie is forced to unearth the secrets of her family’s past. As the dark forces gather around them, can Cassie protect all that she holds dear?
Watch Lucy Hope reading the first chapter of Fledgling:
Read the first chapter below:
Fledgling will be published on November 4th – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, Amazon here, or from Hive here.
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