Jon Mitchell, Senior Rights Manager at Macmillan, has sold Italian rights to MALICE, the debut novel by UK fantasy novelist John Gwynne, to Fanucci.
World rights in these titles were acquired pre-emptively by Julie Crisp at Tor UK from agent John Jarrold for a major advance. MALICE was published in the UK in December 2012, and the sequel, VALOUR, will be published early in 2014. A second major two-book deal with Macmillan was agreed in July 2013. MALICE has been shortlisted for Best Debut Fantasy Novel in this year’s David Gemmell Legend Awards.
SFX said of MALICE:
‘It’s exciting when you find a strong new voice ringing out through the halls of fantasy, and John Gwynne hits all the right spots in his epic tale of good vs evil, the first in the Faithful & The Fallen series… Gwynne is definitely one to watch.’
Fantasy Book Critic said:
‘With three-dimensional characters, a gripping plot, and a world that became real to me, John Gwynne’s Malice is a great debut. In short, this is the kind of fantasy I love to read and I truly can’t wait for the next volume in The Faithful and the Fallen!’