See below for bigger image: Fiddlehead - cover illustration Angelo Rinaldi, in-house design Neil LangWe've been looking forward to launching this cover for ages - and here it is! See below for larger image. Fiddlehead is an fabulous story featuring spy Belle Boyd, who is caught between warring factions and a menace that could end our world. Unless she can do something about it. It's an irresistible alternative history adventure featuring ... Spies! Abraham Lincoln! Machinations! And one woman who can save the world! And what's more, Fiddlehead's Maria Isabella Boyd is based on a real character, as mentioned here. See below for this stunning cover for a stunning book.

Illustrator Angelo Rinaldi has done a terrific job on the artwork and our in-house designer Neil Lang has developed this in fantastic fashion. Plus Jamie Stafford-Hill has shaped the cover design across the series as a whole. 

Cherie Priest loved it too, saying 'It's a vivid, cool portrayal of Maria as I imagine her -- witty but grim, ready to roll.'

This book is a stand-alone, meaning of course you don't have to have read any previous Cherie Priest novels to enjoy this. However, it features many of the hallmarks of steampunk that her fans will enjoy. See here below for praise for her previous Clockwork Century novels:

‘Everything you’d want in such a volume . . . a hoot from start to finish, pure mad adventure’ 
Cory Doctorow

‘A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details. This book is made of irresistible’ 
Scott Westerfeld

Fiddlehead - cover illustration Angelo Rinaldi, in-house design Neil Lang‘It’s awesome. I loved everything about it’ Wil Wheaton

‘A rousing adventure tale that breathes a roaring soul and thundering heart into the glittering skin of steampunk. Stylish, taut, and wonderful, it’s a literary ride you must not miss!’ Kat Richardson

‘A rip-snorting adventure . . . Priest has crafted a novel of exquisite prose and thrilling twists . . . absolutely unique and one hell of a fun read’ Caitlin Kittredge

‘Intelligent, exceptionally well-written and showcasing a phenomenal strong female protagonist . . . this yarn is a must-read’ Publishers Weekly

‘Riveting adventure story . . . Boneshaker simply pulls you in and doesn’t let go’

‘Cherie Priest is the high priestess of steampunk’ 
Seattle Times


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For other posts on our blog about or by Cherie Priest, see here. You can also click here for her Pinterest gallery of amazing steampunk images. 

Click on the links to find our more about her steampunk novels, including the award-winning Boneshaker plus Dreadnought, Ganymede and The Inexplicables,