Vanessa Kwame, Rights Assistant at Macmillan, has sold audio rights to MALICE, VALOUR and RUIN by UK fantasy novelist John Gwynne to Audible.
World rights in the first two titles were acquired pre-emptively by Julie Crisp at Tor UK from agent John Jarrold for a major advance, since when another two-book deal has been concluded. MALICE was published in the UK in December 2012, and the sequel, VALOUR, in 2014. RUIN will be published in summer 2015. MALICE won the Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy Novel in the 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!’