Jonathan Mitchell, Senior Rights Manager at Macmillan UK, has sold German rights in all four novels in THE FAITHFUL AND THE FALLEN series by fantasy novelist John Gwynne to Beatrice Lampe at Blanvalet, who said:
“John Gwynne is an absolutely talented fantasy writer, who deserves to perform on the international publishing stage. Blanvalet is very happy to welcome him as a new name among our authors George R.R. Martin, Brent Weeks and Trudi Canavan.”
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.
Bestselling novelist Conn Iggulden said of MALICE:
‘Influenced by Gemmell’s RIGANTE and George R R Martin’s GAME OF THRONES – two good strands of DNA. Great characters and plot – it gets faster and more fascinating by the page…Hell of a debut. Highly recommended’
The INDEPENDENT said:
‘With its warring clans, sleeping giants, Banished Lands and omens and portents…is a strong contender for the “if you like GAME OF THRONES why not try this” award’