The First Bright Thing

Written by:
J.R. Dawson
Narrated by:
Tim Campbell , Petrea Burchard

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2023
12 hours 56 minutes
If you knew how dark tomorrow would be, what would you do with today?

'This is the magic circus book that I have been looking for all my life.'―Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart A Doorway

'With earnestness that matches the author's poignant story, narrator Petrea Burchard introduces listeners to the Circus of the Fantasticals.' - AudioFile

Ringmaster — Rin, to those who know her best — can jump to different moments in time as easily as her wife, Odette, soars from bar to bar on the trapeze. And the circus they lead is a rare home and safe haven for magical misfits and outcasts, known as Sparks.

With the world still reeling from World War I, Rin and her troupe — the Circus of the Fantasticals — travel the midwest, offering a single night of enchantment and respite to all who step into their Big Top.

But threats come at Rin from all sides. The future holds an impending war that the Sparks can see barrelling toward their show and everyone in it. And Rin's past creeps closer every day, a malevolent shadow she can’t fully escape.

It takes the form of another circus, with tents as black as midnight and a ringmaster who rules over his troupe with a dangerous power. Rin's circus has something he wants, and he won't stop until it's his.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books.
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