Blog Tour| The Carnival of Ash – Tom Beckerlegge

There have been a lot of amazing books releasing lately, so I’ve come back from a bit of a break and signed up for a few blog tours. One of them is The Carnival of Ash hosted by The Write Reads. A lyrical fantasy about a city of librarians and poets? Yes, please! Today I have a spotlight to tell you all about the book. My post with a review will be online soon. Keep on reading to find out more!

Genre: Adult Fantasy
Length: 528 Pages
Publishing: 15th March 2022

An extravagant, lyrical fantasy about a city of poets and librarians. A city that never was.

Cadenza is the City of Words, a city run by poets, its skyline dominated by the steepled towers of its libraries, its heart beating to the stamp and thrum of the printing presses in the Printing Quarter.

Carlo Mazzoni, a young wordsmith arrives at the city gates intent on making his name as the bells ring out with the news of the death of the city’s poet-leader. Instead, he finds himself embroiled with the intrigues of a city in turmoil, the looming prospect of war with their rival Venice ever-present. A war that threatens not only to destroy Cadenza but remove it from history altogether…

About the Author

Tom Beckerlegge grew up in the northwest of England in a house filled with books. Writing as Tom Becker, he won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with his debut novel; The Carnival of Ash is his first adult book. He lives in Enfield with his wife and young son.


The Carnival of Ash sounds like it’s going to be an amazing adventure. It’s a bigger book, so I’m excited to go escape in this new world. Keep an eye out for my review coming soon.

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