Above, we have the eye-catching new cover for Marie Brennan‘s A STAR SHALL FALL. The third novel in her critically-acclaimed Onyx Court urban fantasy series, it will be published in the UK by Titan Books. It is due to hit shelves on September 13th, 2016. Here’s the synopsis…
The Royal Society of London plays home to the greatest minds of England. It has revolutionized philosophy and scientific knowledge. Its fellows map out the laws of the natural world, disproving ancient superstition and ushering in an age of enlightenment.
To the fae of the Onyx Court, living in a secret city below London, these scientific developments are less than welcome. Magic is losing its place in the world—and science threatens to expose the court to hostile eyes.
In 1666, a Great Fire burned four-fifths of London to the ground. The calamity was caused by a great Dragon — an elemental beast of flame. Incapable of destroying something so powerful, the fae of London banished it to a comet moments before the comet’s light disappeared from the sky. Now the calculations of Sir Edmond Halley have predicted its return in 1759.
So begins their race against time. Soon the Dragon’s gaze will fall upon London and it will return to the city it ravaged once before. The fae will have to answer the question that defeated them a century before: How can they kill a being more powerful than all their magic combined? It will take both magic and science to save London — but reconciling the two carries its own danger…
Titan also publishes Brennan’s popular Memoirs of Lady Trent series in the UK: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS, THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK and the forthcoming IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES.
Zeno represents Marie Brennan in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.