We are delighted to reveal the stunning cover for Julian Leatherdale’s wonderful historical fantasy adventure novel, The Phantasmic Detective Agency. Isn’t it a beauty!
The book will be released in May. Here’s the blurb:
London, Christmas Eve, 1911: the world is changing fast: giant warships, aeroplanes with bombs, spies and assassins, fear of war with Germany. And the cosy lives of teenagers Lily and Leo Keeler, who long for adventure, are about to be torn apart by secrets, espionage and monstrous creatures. When a shadow-puppet play unexpectedly releases the hungry spectre of Shadow Wolf, Lily and Leo get more adventure than they ever bargained for, as they battle the threat with their uncle Alfred, a brilliant, notorious Sherlock Holmes- like paranormal detective.
But that proves to be only the first mystery in a conspiracy that threatens the whole Keeler family, as Lily and Leo’s stage magician parents vanish for real in the middle of their latest spectacular magic act. From the Royal Naval dockyards of Plymouth to the bone-stacked catacombs of Paris, Lily and Leo and their uncle must confront eerie creatures and spine-tingling danger as they are chased by a ruthless spy-ring determined to harness the dark forces of Magick as weapons of war…
The Phantasmic Detective Agency is a gripping, original fantasy adventure novel for readers 10+.
With bucketloads of colourful history, all the magic of the theatre and excitement galore, The Phantasmic Detective Agency is a cavalcade of imaginative steampunk delight! (Michael Pryor)
On Saturday November 30 , 4pm-6pm, our latest title, Jenny Blackford’s fabulous The Girl in the Mirror, will be officially launched at MacLean’s Booksellers in Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW. The book will be launched by celebrated Newcastle-based illustrator Liz Anelli, and Jenny of course will be in attendance to sign copies of the book. All welcome!
This is a free event but you should register your interest in attending here.
Jenny Blackford and her new novel, The Girl in the Mirror, (Eagle Books 2019)
Stephen Hart, author of The Lighthouse at Pelican Rock(Eagle Books 2018) and his wife and fellow writer Pamela Freeman, author of The Fastest Ship in Space(Second Look, 2018)
Julian Leatherdale, author of The Phantasmic Detective Agency(Eagle Books, coming in 2020)
Over the weekend we were at the 2019 Historical Novel Society of Australasia(HNSA)’s excellent conference, held this year at the University of Western Sydney’s Parramatta South Campus. Eagle Books was a conference sponsor, donating books for delegates’ goodie bags and as prizes for shortlisted writers in the HNSA/ARA short story contest. As well as enjoying the conference and its fabulous program of great speakers and presentations, it was great to catch up with several of our authors attending!
Jenny Blackford, author of The Girl in the Mirror, is showcased on the popular Kids’ Book Review regular feature, 12 Curly Questions.
To find out how Jenny answers such curly questions as what book character would you like to be, and if you could time travel, what year would you go to, check out her interview on Kids’ Book Review here.
To celebrate the publication of Jenny Blackford’s The Girl in the Mirror, and as part of our sponsorship of the 2019 Conference of the Historical Novel Society of Australasia, we are very happy to announce a giveaway contest in conjunction with HNSA for The Girl in the Mirror.
All details here.
Today is the official publication day of our latest Eagle Books title, Jenny Blackford’s gripping, spooky novel, The Girl in the Mirror.
Available in all good bookshops around Australia, The Girl in the Mirror is an enthralling mix of mystery, time slip and ghost story, with atmospheric cover and internal illustrations by Fiona McDonald, and we are delighted to have it on our list. Congratulations and happy publication day, Jenny and Fiona!
You can read more about the book here.
An excellent first review of our forthcoming title, Jenny Blackford’s The Girl in the Mirror, has just appeared in Buzz Words magazine, here’s a short extract:
There is a mystery to be solved and lives to be saved and an evil force to be overcome. This time-shifting tale hooks the reader into the mystery with its clever storytelling. The reader wants to join the girls in their quest to remove the evil that lurks in the shadows of both their lives.
You can read the whole review here.
(The Girl in the Mirror‘s official release date is October 8, but you can order it already from your favourite bookshop.)
Win a copy of Tomodachi: The Forest of the Night in the giveaway comp run by the Historical Novel Society of Australasia, to celebrate their upcoming conference!
All details here.
We are delighted to reveal the fabulous cover for our forthcoming(October) Eagle Books title, The Girl in the Mirror, by Jenny Blackford. Cover illustration is by Fiona McDonald, design by Beattie Alvarez.
The Girl in the Mirror, a gripping and original middle-grade novel which is a mix of time slip, ghost story and mystery, will be published by Eagle Books on October 14. You can read more about it here.
We are delighted to announce that today we’ve ordered a reprint of Simon Higgins’ fabulous novel, Tomodachi: The Forest of the Night. The book was first published in March, and has been so popular with readers, booksellers and librarians that we’ve run out of copies! Congratulations to Simon whose briliant storytelling skills have captured young readers’ imaginations, to Jenny Wang, whose beautiful cover and internal illustrations have really helped the book to stand out, and to our own design and editing team who worked tirelessly to produce this fabulous title!
And if you haven’t yet caught up with this wonderful book, we recommend you head over to your nearest bookshop and grab a copy now 🙂