Weave the Lightning

In a Russian-inspired fascist state, the storms that enable new magical imbuements are returning decades early.  The State controls all mages, except…

Celka Prochazka — a  young woman resistance fighter and circus high-wire walker, who is hiding a treasonous secret.

Gerrit Kladivo — a young man trained as a mage by the State, who refuses to let the secret police dictate his every imbuement.

Both must learn to control their magic and untangle truth from propaganda to save their country from its brutal regime.


In bookstores April 7.

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A sweeping epic of romance, revolution, elegant strangeness, and elemental magic.

— Jason Heller

Tense, timely, and crackling with urgent energy. I guarantee that by the end of the book, you will be looking for your own resistance to join… or to start.

Premee Mohamed

For fans of Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer series and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, this stunning fantasy debut combines rich, Russian-inspired worldbuilding, a complex magic system, and passionate characters in a multilayered tale of personal discovery and political awakening.


Corry’s Lightning Gang

Check out photos of authors, astronauts, and more with lightning scar tattoos from meeting Corry.

David Moore (Corry’s editor at Solaris), Corry, and astronaut Jeanette Epps with lightning tattoos at Worldcon 2019.

In Weave the Lightning, doing magic leaves you storm-scarred. In real life, lightning can create Lichtenberg Figures on people and objects.


Get your ticket to the Slavni Cirkus!

Where better to hide from the secret police than in a travelling circus?
See high wire walkers, snake charmers, knife throwers, and more in Weave the Lightning.

Admit One ticket for the Slavni Cirkus. The Amazing Prochazkas Defy Death on the High Wire.

Get your ticket from Corry at one of her appearances or print your own.
Post a photo of yourself with your circus ticket on twitter; tag @corry_lee and #weavethelightning for a chance to win an autographed copy of Weave the Lightning.

Slavni Cirkus ticket back. Storm Warning: In the case of bozhskyeh storm, the big top may go dark. Please remain in your seat. The circus' Storm Speaker will lead the audience in the Song of Calming.