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AUTHOR: Laura Lam
AWARDS: British Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Newcomer (2014), North East Teenage Book Award Nominee (2013), Catalyst Book Award Nominee (2014), CYBILS Award Nominee (2014), Bisexual Book Awards for Speculative Fiction (2013)
Micah Grey #1
by Laura Lam
In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more . . .
Gene’s life resembles a debutante’s dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities – last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy.
The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as ‘Micah Grey’, Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight – but the circus has a dark side. She’s also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?
Author Laura Lam has confirmed that the main character Micah is intersex, genderfluid, and bisexual.