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Popular UK Steampunk Series Returns with US Release of ‘Skycircus’


ST. PAUL, MN, July 26, 2019 – UK author Peter Bunzl’s award-winning steampunk middle grade fantasy series the Cogheart Adventures is back with Skycircus, an all-new adventure for American readers, coming to bookstores February 11, 2020. Skycircus, the second book in the series picks up where Moonlocket left off, plunging Lily, Robert, and everyone’s favorite mechanical fox, Malkin, into another fascinatingly dark and steampunk mystery.

Invited to a spectacular show by Slimwood’s Stupendous Traveling Skycircus, Lily, Robert, and mechanical fox Malkin can’t wait to jump aboard. But behind the daredevil acts of the bewitching bird-girl and other performers, something sinister lurks. And soon, the watchful ringmistress, Madame Lyon-Mane, reveals a deadly plan for Lily. Could the secrets of Lily’s past hold their only chance at escape from this terrible trap?

The third book in the series, Sky Circus, releases February 11, 2020.

Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. He is a BAFTA-winning animator, as well as a writer and film-maker. Like Lily and Robert, he loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin. Find him online at and on Twitter @peterbunzl.

Praise for Cogheart
“With great style and panache, the novel deftly winds through the intricacies of friendship and moral choice while maintaining a fun edge.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for Moonlocket
“A ‘tockingly’ good steampunk mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

Skycircus by Peter Bunzl

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