I received some lovely fan art from Laya. Laya’s a 17-year-old from New Zealand who has made some art for the Micah Grey series in the past. I think she’s wonderfully talented and every time she sends me something I squee. This is for “The Snake Charm” a short story set before the events of Pantomime and starring Drystan.
Drystan in the cave:
Aren’t they wonderful?
And here’s the info about “The Snake Charm” again, just released last Thursday:
Cover artwork is by Dianna Walla / Paper Tiger.
Untold centuries ago, the Archipelago was ruled by the Alder—mysterious beings who vanished, leaving behind only scattered artefacts of unknown power, called Vestige. Sometimes, a person will be lucky or unlucky enough to discover that each piece of Vestige has its own tale to tell…
The Snake Charm
“To most, Drystan was just another buffoon in the collective of clowns. But behind the inane grin, he saw everything, keeping the secrets he discovered close, like precious gems to barter.”
Mutiny is brewing in R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic. When Linden, the leader of the clowns steals one of the ringmaster’s most prized possessions, Drystan, the white clown, finds himself caught in the middle. Tasked with retrieving the Lethe, he’s forced to betray Linden or risk his troubled past coming to light. But the Vestige artifact has its own history and its own power. Drystan will learn what it can really do, and who it can hurt.
Vestigial Tales are stories set in the world of the award-nominated Micah Grey series. Step behind the circus ring from Pantomime, the theatre ofShadowplay, and more…