Don’t be shy and come inside! The Nightingale is waiting to take flight!
Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You’ll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time.
They’re better known as the famous Nightingale, the Blade Masters, the Magician, the Swan, the Firebird, the Rocket Girl, and the Golden Lady.
They are all waiting to tell you their story about how they came to the circus and why they stayed.
This is a companion short story collection to Broken People.
Since this is only the prequel of the new series written by Ioana Visan I am very excited to read more about it. I got used to find interesting characters in her stories and this time I wasn’t disappointed either. At first, I had no idea what this story is about because I wanted to be surprised and it was a good choice to wait. It was so different than all the books that I’ve read!
The title gives away a little bit about the plot and that’s how we know that the action revolves around The Nightingale Circus, but there were things that I didn’t see coming. Every chapter talks about another character and how he got to work for the circus. These people are gifted, but also „broken”. My favorite is the Golden Lady because I was touched by her dramatic life, but they are all special. The way prosthetics were used to fix them made me want to participate into one of their surgeries to learn more from them. I was amazing! So steampunk!
After fighting the apocalypse aftermath in “Human Instincts”, she played with shapeshifters in “Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks”, she dealt with vampires in “The Impaler Legacy” series, and then she designed prosthetics in “Broken People” before tackling longer works like a fantasy trilogy and a science fiction series.
Aside from publishing short stories in various Romanian magazines and anthologies, she published a Romanian short story collection “Efectul de nautil” and the Romanian edition of “Human Instincts”.
She received the Encouragement Award from The European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2013.