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Preliminary Cover Artwork for Pantomime

We have something exceptionally pretty to show you! The cover art is obviously missing title and author name, but see below the wonderful artwork for PANTOMIME by Laura Lam. It was done by the very talented Tom Bagshaw – do check out his work.

Without further ado, here it is:

Here is the blurb for the book:

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 Chimaeras 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 Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

Laura has already received a couple of lovely endorsements for Pantomime:

“Micah is the most wonderful, complex, brave and contemporary teenage hero I’ve read, facing issues of identity and responsibility that will resound with any reader who has felt like an outsider. Pantomime is loving in it’s detail but hints at so much scope to come, it feels like the set up for an epic sequel. I raced through this book, desperate to know what happens next. ‘Look out behind you’ Robin Hobb…” – Bryony Pearce, author of Angel’s Fury

“Welcome to a world of shills and showmen, fading tech and circus freaks, where nothing and no-one is what it appears. An absorbing, accomplished debut.” – Elspeth Cooper, author of The Wild Hunt series

What do you think of the preliminary cover art? Will you be picking up a copy?


Sam Cooper

Wow! I’ll be pre-ordering a copy! :-)


Georgie R

This looks great – possibly similar to The Night Circus? I’ll be sure to look out for a copy! ;)

Georgie R

By the way, what font do you use for the titles of posts? It looks absolutely gorgeous!

AE Rought

I was lucky enough to see this after Laura. I absolutely LOVE this artwork. Like, had it for my desktop wallpaper until BROKEN’s cover was finalized. Lovelovelove this! The enigmatic expression, the lifted finger, the feeling of something unsaid. *sigh*

Did I say I LOVE this cover??


AAAAH! It loos like something similar to Night Circus, plus she is a redhead – I ADORE redheads. Wonderful premise, beautiful cover art, – I’ll be pining for this book for months until its release :)

Maria @

OK, WOW!!! That is another awesome cover! This one really does sound like The Night Circus. I can’t wait to read it!!!!

Julianna Scott

So Great! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it finished! =D

Christian Schoon

Spellbinding! Enigmatic! Mysterioso! Another fab cover art creation from the Chemistry dept.


I am definitely intrigued, both by the cover and the blurb.


This looks so beautiful. Love it.

T L Costa

Gorgeous cover!

Miriam Joy

Ah, this is great :) I love the detail on the mask and stuff and yay. Incomprehensible Miriam babbling.

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