We have very exciting news to report today about Laura Lam. We'd previously bought her fabulous near-future thriller False Hearts. But of course when you love an author's work, you want to see more of it (more! more!). We must be greedy that way. So we went out and bought Laura's backlist Micah Grey books too. And to move on to the 'when can we get hold of them' bit, we'll republish books one and two in ebook this autumn. And physical copies will be available after False Hearts, from the summer next year. But Masquerade, the final book in the trilogy, is *all new*. We'll publish that after book two in 2016.
There's a full press release with all the details below and I'm really looking forward to these tremendous books!
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PAN MACMILLAN BUYS DARK CIRCUS SERIES BY LAURA LAM
Pan Macmillan is very happy to announce that it has acquired world rights in PANTOMIME, SHADOWPLAY and MASQUERADE by Laura Lam, from Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group.
These enthralling books are set within a circus in a world somewhat like our own – but where wonders and magic really exist. A young runaway seeks escape from a life of injustice and secrets, and the circus promises freedom. There, Micah will become who she was meant to be, yet the future also holds conflict and dangerous mysteries.
PANTOMIME and SHADOWPLAY were originally published by Osprey Publishing’s Strange Chemistry, before the imprint closed its doors in 2014. But MASQUERADE, the final book in the Micah Grey trilogy, will be published by Pan Macmillan for the first time. Unlike Lam’s upcoming near-future thriller FALSE HEARTS, this series is written for young adults and adults alike.
Laura Lam said: ‘When I found out that the Micah Grey series would be re-released and completed by Pan Macmillan, I was so relieved and absolutely ecstatic. It's been an interesting journey for Micah, and I'm extremely honoured and grateful to have the support of everyone at Macmillan for both my fantasy and my near-future thrillers.’
Senior Commissioning editor Bella Pagan commented: ‘I absolutely adored Laura’s False Hearts and am so delighted we’ll also be publishing her captivating first series too. These books also show off Laura’s huge talent and I just can’t wait for a new army of readers to discover this for themselves.’
Pan Macmillan plans to release PANTOMIME AND SHADOWPLAY in ebook this autumn. Physical reissues will follow from summer 2016, ending with MASQUERADE, the new book.
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