Maureen Johnson announced that The Boy in the Smoke, the prequel novella to her popular Shades of London series, will be released in four parts beginning on August 18th.
New sections will go online every Monday for the next four weeks until the story is completed on September 8th. The novella comes before The Name of the Star and explains how Stephen Dene gains his sight.
The Boy in the Smoke is already available in the U.K., but will soon be available to everyone for free through Wattpad.
More information about the novella is available on Johnson’s Tumblr.