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Launching at BristolCon – Spark and Carousel

September 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Launching at this year’s BristolCon will be our very own Joanne Hall‘s sixth novel, Spark and Carousel. Like her earlier novels, it’s a fantastic adventure which tackles serious themes. It’s also a great deal of fun, as Jo set out to write something of a romp this time around, with as much humour as darkness. She’s emphatically succeeded; Spark and Carousel is a delightfully gripping page-turner.

Our Tech department has something up his technomagical wizard’s sleeve for the launch, but he’s not even telling us what it is, so the only certain things are signings, and cake. Come and get your sticky mitts on a slice of something yummy and a piece of cake too.


“Spark is a wanted man. On the run after causing the death of his mentor and wild with untamed magic, he arrives in Cape Carey where his latent talents make him the target of rival gangs. It is there that Carousel, a wire-walker and thief, takes him under her wing to guide him through the intrigues of the criminal underworld.

But when Spark’s magic cracks the world and releases demons from the hells beneath, two mages of his former order make it their mission to prevent his magic from spiralling out of control. They must find him before he falls into the clutches of those who would exploit his raw talent for their own gain, forcing Spark to confront a power he is not ready to handle.
Meanwhile, a wealthy debutante learning magic in secret has her own plans for Spark and Carousel. But the sudden arrival of the mages throws her carefully laid plans into disarray and she unleashes a terrible evil onto the streets of the unsuspecting city—an evil only Spark’s magic can control.

Everyone wants a piece of Spark, but all Spark wants is to rid himself of his talents forever.”

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