A dazzling, high-octane read filled with death-defying acrobatics, circus crowds with an appetite for disaster, and two forbidden teenage lovers trying to escape the shackles of their very different lives. Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land must watch their children be taken by a travelling circus - to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster.
The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives - pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer.
They come from harshly different worlds - but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic
- Publication Date: 01/06/2017
- Category: Fiction & true stories
- ISBN: 9781407179674