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    Pantomime – Laura Lam

    R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide. Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But…

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    The Wolf Princess – Cathryn Constable

    “‘Hold my hand, Sophie. We have to leave!’ It was her father’s voice. She couldn’t see him, but she knew, somehow, that his hair was dishevelled and that he was wearing his tatty overcoat, the one with the hem that hung down like a ragger wing. He slipped his hand into hers, clasping it tight, and together they ran through the frozen silver forest.” 13 year old Sophie has very little, she attends New Bloomsbury College for Young Ladies on a scholarship that her guardian, Rosemary, made sure she got so Rosemary didn’t have to actually look after her. Everything in Sophie’s life is plain, just beige, but Rosemary keeps…