Old secrets can weigh heavy when you want to fly.

Invited to a one-off spectacular show by Slimwood’s Stupendous Travelling Skycircus, Lily, Robert and mechanical fox Malkin can’t wait to jump onboard.

But behind the daredevil deeds of the bewitching bird-girl and the lobster-handed boy, something sinister lurks. And soon, the watchful ringmistress, Madame Lyons-Mane, reveals a deadly plan for Lily. Could the secrets of Lily’s past hold their only chance of escape from this terrible trap?

Treachery, tight-ropes and trickery combine in this incredible third book in the bestselling Cogheart Adventures Series…

Skycircus was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Cover Design: Kath Millichope. Illustration: Becca Stadtlander.

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Skycircus Reviews

“the pacing is exhilarating” Kirkus Review

‘Full of dark deeds and derring do… A rollicking adventure story helmed by a plucky, imperfect heroine, a diligent, caring friend, and a smart-aleck fox, Skycircus embeds its rich steampunk Europe with issues of body and identity that are relevant in the modern zeitgeist.” Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Review

“Skycircus takes readers to an even higher level with a mesmerising and imaginative adventure that delivers wall-to-wall thrills”
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

“The book most certainly didn’t disappoint and was a thrilling page turner from start to finish. It was full of excitement and kept me on the edge of my seat (literally!).”
K & O, Bonkers About Books (blogger review)

 “An exceptional adventure, wonderfully told, this book is a complete joy from start to finish and I just can’t recommend it enough.” Booklover Jo (blogger review)