Priyanka Krishnan at Orbit has acquired Alyc Helms and Marie Brennan’s Rook and Rose trilogy, which will be published under the pseudonym M. A. Carrick. The trilogy is a politically charged epic fantasy in which a clever but desperate con artist attempts to pull off the scheme of her lifetime—infiltrating a noble house by posing as a long-estranged family member—and finds herself drawn into an ever-deepening web of magical and political intrigue with dangerous consequences. The deal was brokered by Paul Stevens, on behalf of Helms, and Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency, on behalf of Brennan.
In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed novel that grabbed fans of X-Files and Stranger Things, Jeremy Finley returns with another thriller full of aliens and government cover-ups.
For most of his life, William Chance has been the living proof that his grandmother and her fellow researchers into missing people were right all along about the terror from the stars. Now, he’s avoiding the limelight and hiding out from everyone, including his family. He knows he can avoid everything, except for the nightmares: fires, storms, disease and violence – he dreams of it all.
When he’s suddenly exposed, he finds that the media, government operatives and renegade true believers are desperate to find him, but he has another mission. Joined by a girl with terrifying abilities, he begins a desperate journey across the United States to find the others who share his dreams to stop what could be the final days of the world.
Jeremy Finley’s debut The Darkest Time of Night was called “outstanding” in a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a June 2018 SIBA Okra Selection. Now, he continues the story of Lynn and William, fifteen years later in a new fast-paced novel full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.
Dragons vs Firefighters vs the Phoenix. The scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters.
With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are tranquilized and locked up, rather than killed. But for Tamerica Williams, this job filled with action and danger, has become tediously routine.
When a new threat emerges, a legendary bird of fire – the Phoenix – it’s the perfect task for Williams. But killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger, spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy. Will it prove to be too much excitement, even for adrenalin-junkie Williams?
The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.
After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law–in every way–or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.
Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege as a member of the Kongo elite after ten grueling years of training. But everything changes when a new student arrives speaking dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people’s misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live–or die–without fear.
In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people.
Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.
If Bela can lead them to their ultimate destination, will the magic they find be their redemption – or their destruction?
Czech rights to Eliza Maxwell’s THE SHADOW WRITER, to Euromedia by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.
German rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s THE FOUNDERS TRILOGY, to Blanvalet, in a three-book deal, at auction, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.
German rights to NYT bestselling author Kel Kade’s FATE OF THE FALLEN, to Heyne, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Sarah Knofius and Bastian Schluck at Thomas Schlueck Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Paul E. Stevens.
Turkish rights to Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Cinar Yayinlari, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.
Publishers Weekly: Gomillion debuts with a gut-punch Afrofuturist novel that examines the incalculable damage systemic racism wreaks on individuals and societies, and the many forms liberation can take. Sometime in the future, in the aftermath of WWIII, societies enforce peace through rigidly controlled racial hierarchies. That control includes using medication to erase the memories of the less privileged. Born in the remnants of America, Arika Cobane inhabits the upper echelons of the race of dark-skinned laborers known as the Kongo, trained by her white teachers to be a record keeper and write false histories that reinforce social norms. As rumors spread of rebels challenging the state’s authority, a new Kongo student, Hosea Khan, enters Arika’s class, shocking her by openly questioning the violence committed against the Kongo people on the pretext of upholding peace. Arika helps Hosea nurse injured laborers, confronts her complicity in the structures of power that perpetuate the Kongo’s enslavement, and devotes herself to tearing those structures apart, starting by leading an uprising against the school’s teachers and administrators. This intellectually rich, emotional, and ruthlessly honest confrontation of racism proves Gomillion is a critically important new voice.
SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy trilogy SEABORN, in which a matriarchal sea-faring culture faces invasion by an airborne armada intent on eradicating the use of forbidden magic, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul Stevens.
SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy novella BLACK CROW, WHITE SNOW, in which a desperate group of women warriors fights across a frozen wasteland in search of a mythical weapon they hope will repel a hostile invasion, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul E. Stevens.
Debut author Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.
Dan Koboldt’s PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION, with foreword by NYT bestselling author Chuck Wendig, a collection of essays from scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help authors get the science right and create more compelling fiction, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens, with Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner representing Wendig.