Join Andrew Hartley at Forbidden Planet!
ANDREW HARTLEY will be signing STEEPLEJACK and SEKRET MACHINES BOOK 1: CHASING SHADOWS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 6th August from 1 – 2pm
In ‘Steeplejack’, Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, repairs the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of luxorite, is stolen, it makes the headlines. But no one cares about the murder of Ang’s new apprentice, Berrit—except for Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, who offers Ang a job investigating Berrit’s death. On top of this, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister’s newborn child.
‘Chasing Shadows’ is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the military and intelligence community. The book follows the witnesses, which are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What these objects were, where they came from, and who – or what – might be inside them in the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that those who came to glimpse them often wished they hadn’t.
A. J Harley is an internationally bestselling novelist whose work includes archaeological thrillers, the Darwin Arkwright children’s series, novels based on MacBeth and Hamlet, and two upcoming young adult series. He is also the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte.