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Sinister Secrets of Singe

Welcome to the middle-grade THE SINISTER SECRETS OF SINGE by Sean Ferrell Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About the Book

Sinister Secrets of Singe Book Cover


Author: Sean Ferrell

Pub. Date: June 6, 2023

Publisher: Pixel+Ink

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 384

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

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The Wild Robot meets Sweet Tooth in the first book in a sweeping adventure series packed with robots, smugglers, battles, and a lonely boy trying to find where he fits in the world.

Eleven-year-old Noah has grown up in a mysterious house that grows larger every night with only his mother and a robot-boy for company. He spends his days building robotic devices for the city of Liberty, a place he’s not even allowed to visit—not since his father almost destroyed it when Noah was only a baby.

When Noah discovers a message hidden in one of his father’s inventions, he decides to run away to find him. He’s sure that at his father’s side he’ll finally get the recognition he deserves. With the help of a band of smugglers (especially unofficial second in command, young Winona), he sails to Singe to rescue his father, who he’s certain is as misunderstood as he is, but the man he finds there is even more  of a monster than his mechanical creations. And when Noah returns home, he accidentally leads his father’s robot army to Liberty once more. 

Now, it’s up to Noah to rescue the city—but to do so, he’ll have to make a terrible choice.

Reviews for The Sinister Secrets of Singe

“A boy’s determined search for his father lends emotional heft to this steampunk-inflected series starter. . . . Tackling questions about sacrifice and sentience, this speculative enterprise, accompanied by Carter’s moody illustrations, offers melancholic refinement. . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“Ferrell opens this exciting new middle-grade adventure series with a bang. . . . Lush world building and an action-packed storyline will prove perfect for fans of book franchises such as A Series of Unfortunate Events. With a plot that never fails to lose steam, accompanied by Carter’s eerie illustrations, Noah’s origin story is one that fans of adventure and mystery ought not to miss.”—Booklist

“This high adventure veers between fast action sequences and stolid instances of emotional development.”—Foreword Reviews
“An impressively descriptive story. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

The creative setting is filled with drama and riddled with adversity. Characters that are both unique and intriguing, drive the story while teaching great life lessons along the way. There’s much more to this book than what’s on the surface. I loved the way topics were brought up without being preachy; sacrifice, goals and challenges, organization, taking others for granted, the blame game, and my personal favorite is all actions have consequences – both good and bad. Self esteem and acceptance ring true.

“If you keep your eye on where you want to be, you can find the best way to get there.”

About the Author

Sean Ferrell lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He writes stories about children and adults who don’t understand why they keep getting into trouble. Sometimes those stories are for adults. Sometimes for children. His work is usually speculative in nature. His shorter writing has appeared in journals and magazines such as Electric Literature’s “The Outlet” and The Adirondack Review

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About The Illustrator

Graham Carter can often be found printmaking, sketching, or making a mess in his studio. He was recently shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. He lives in Seaford with his wife and sons.

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Giveaway for Sinister Secrets of Singe

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE SINISTER SECRETS OF SINGE, US Only.

Ends July 25th, midnight EST

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Sinister Secrets of Singe book tour schedule

Sinister Secrets of Singe Tour Schedule

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