Vestigial Tales: “The Snake Charm” Blurb and Cover!

“The Snake Charm” is the first story in my Vestigial Tales series. This year, I’ll release two short stories and two novellas set in the world of Pantomime & Shadowplay.

As you might have gathered if you follow me on social media, the third book in the series is unfortunately going to be slightly delayed for several reasons; however, I hope these tales help tide you over.

Without further ado…


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 of Shadowplay, and more…

The artwork is by the exceptionally talented Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger. Each cover will look like a tarot card, and she did an amazing job with the first one!

This one will be coming some time in June. I’ve sent off the ISBN application request and the story is in the final stages of edits, so it’s all coming together!

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