Lynne Bertrand: A Virtual Event from Signature Sounds

Lynne Bertrand

presenting her epic fantasy for young adults


Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm

A virtual event sponsored and produced by

Signature Sounds, Northampton

This FREE EVENT will feature a book giveaway, a reading and an audience Q&A.

  Lynne will be joined by Andrew Karre, Executive Editor of Dutton Books


Register for the event here. Registering enters you in the book giveaway. This is also the link to use for the event itself, which is live streamed.


Books provided by Broadside Bookshop

This book will be available on February 9.  To pre-order signed  copies, click here


 In her new fantasy novel for young adults, Lynne Bertrand portrays a walled city of mile-high iron guild towers that does not appear on any map. No living beasts can be found within the city’s walls, and no good comes to the guilder or foundling who trespasses too far from their labors. Even on the tower rooftops, where Errol Thebes and the rest of the city’s teenagers pass a few short years under an open sky, no one truly believes anything uncommon is possible within the city walls. But one guildmaster has broken tradition to protect her child, and now the whole city faces an uncommon threat: a pair of black iron spikes that has the power of both sword and needle on the rib cages of men has gone missing, but the mayhem they cause rises everywhere. If the spikes are not found, no wall will be high enough to protect the city—or the world beyond it.


“A macabre marvel of a tale…an immersive reading experience that will linger.” - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW 

“Bertrand is wildly ambitious, and she’s masterful in her success...worth every word.” - BCCB, STARRED REVIEW 

“Bertrand creates a grim and wondrously weird city…a strange, fascinating adventure in a singular world.” – Publishers Weekly 


Lynne Bertrand is the author of several books for younger readers, including Granite Baby, One Day, Two Dragons, and Dragon Naps. City of the Uncommon Thief is her first book for young adults.  She works for the label and live-music presenter Signature Sounds in Northampton. She also works in artist management. Please consider donating to Lynne's charity of choice, the national rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society, here:

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Event address: 

Signature Sounds--virtual
City of the Uncommon Thief Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555322
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021