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Audio Deal for Mark Morris

Henna Silvennoinen of has acquired World English audio rights to Mark Morris’ new trilogy, being published by Titan Books, from agent John Jarrold.


The series is called Obsidian Heart, and the first volume is titled THE WOLVES OF LONDON, which Titan will publish in October 2014.


Alex Locke is a rough diamond, an ex-con turned psychology lecturer, who one day receives an offer that he cannot refuse. What follows drags him down into a nightmare more terrifying than anything he could ever have imagined, a nightmare in which he is pursued not only across the country, but ultimately across time by the fabled Wolves of London, a group of ruthless assassins with unbelievable powers at their fingertips. Blending crime, horror, steampunk and dark urban fantasy, Obsidian Heart is a huge, phantasmagorical jigsaw puzzle of a story told in three very distinct parts, each with its own unique atmosphere. Full of twists and turns, it is a Weaveworld for the twenty-first century – brash, audacious and packed with surreal and outrageous imagery.

• July 24th, 2014 • Posted in News

Terrific Kirkus review for Adam Nevill’s HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS!




• June 12th, 2014 • Posted in News

Terrific SF Thriller!

Look out for this terrific SF thriller by BSFA award-winning novelist Chris Evans and Roy Kettle!

• June 7th, 2014 • Posted in News

Gaie Sebold Steampunk Sequel Commissioned by Solaris

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has commissioned SPARROW FALLING, a sequel to steampunk novel SHANGHAI SPARROW by Gaie Sebold.  The novel will be delivered in December 2014, for a summer 2015 publication. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights.

Between the activities of her school for young ladies and her connections with the Folk, Eveline Duchen is somewhat busy. She finds herself between a rock and a hard place when she is recognised as being a wanted felon and her friend Lin is put into peril by the leader of the Chinese Folk, the Dragon.  She must use her native cunning and ingenuity as never before to find a way out…

Some early reviews for SHANGHAI SPARROW:

“I’ve hardly read any steampunk, but if they’re all like this, I think I need to change that, fast.” DRUNKEN DRAGON REVIEWS

“Jumping between Victorian England and a fantastical China with Fae thrown in for good measure. Result: an entertaining plot, a feisty, determined heroine and a good blending of fantasy and social history; all in all a great read and one I’ll be very likely to re-read too.” TERRYTALK

“…a rip-roarin’ rollickin’ adventure that had me flying through the pages. In fact, two chapters from the end, I actually put the book down, and started reading something else. Because I didn’t want it to end. I so did not want to come back to the book to find out what happened, because I couldn’t bear the thought of finishing it.” TANGLED BOOKMARKS

• May 22nd, 2014 • Posted in News

Curtis Jobling HAUNT Trailer

A great trailer for Curtis Jobling’s new supernatural children’s novel HAUNT, published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books in the UK on June 5!

• May 21st, 2014 • Posted in News