The Carnival of Ash: Blog Tour (Part 1 – Spotlight)

Another blog tour is here. I was due to post a review today, however I’ve still not finished this book. So this week I’ll be posting a spotlight, and then next week my review should be live! A massive thank you to Dave for having me on another fab tour!

Genre: Adult Fantasy (Update: Adult Literary Alternative History is more accurate)
Length: 528 Pages
Publishing: 15th March 2022


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.

Keep an eye out for my review at the end of next week!

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