Gollancz pre-empts debut YA fantasy THE GIRL KING

Rachel Winterbottom, Senior Editor at Gollancz, has bought UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights in a two-book pre-empt for THE GIRL KING by Mimi Yu from Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency, to be published in Spring 2019 in trade paperback. This YA debut was inspired by East and North Asian histories and follows an exiled princess fighting to reclaim the throne from her cruel cousin, with the reluctant help of a shapeshifting boy whose family was killed by the empire. Rachel Winterbottom said: ‘When I read the first page of THE GIRL KING, I knew this book was something…

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Gollancz acquires stunning cross-over fantasy series in hotly-fought auction

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of a stunning cross-over fantasy series by debt author, Kristen Ciccarelli. Beginning with ASKARI, the series is perfect for readers who enjoy Victoria Aveyard, Kristin Cashore and Sarah J. Mass. A sweeping epic focused on strong characters, dangerous escapades and poisonous politics – Kristen Ciccarelli is a superb new voice in the genre. ASKARI centres round Asha, an accomplished dragon-slayer and fierce warrior whose homeland is on the brink of a devastating civil war. Unification and peace are still possible – but there are only two…

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Welcome to The Death House . . .

We absolutely adore this beautiful novel from the amazing Sarah Pinborough. It’s a thoughtful, rich and heart-stopping novel of life, love, and living in the face of death – but don’t just take our word for it. You can read an extract of The Death House below – and as you can see, it turns out we’re not alone in being blown away by this exceptional story . . . You can pre-order your e-book copy of The Death House for just £1.99 from all UK e-tailers until the 5th March. Cheaper than a cup of coffe and just as necessary…

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Friday Reads: The Death House (and a competition!)

If you follow us on social media then you might have started to see a lot of tweets to @Gollancz about one of the most exciting books of 2015, The Death House by Sarah Pinborough. The Death House is one of those books that we just can’t stop talking about in house and now we want to share this book with you! So, what is The Death House about? Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House;…

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The Ghosts of Heaven are here!

Out today from our sister imprint, Indigo, The Ghosts of Heaven is the brand new novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. What is The Ghosts of Heaven about? The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. Follow the ways of infinity to discover its meaning.  It’s there when a girl walks through the forest, the green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves…

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