Harriet Sanders, Rights Director at Macmillan, has sold US rights in two further novels by UK fantasy novelist John Gwynne – RUIN and WRATH – to Will Hinton at Orbit US, who have already published the first two books in the series, MALICE and VALOUR.
Will Hinton said:
‘John Gwynne is an author whose work reminds me why I fell in love with fantasy, so I’m thrilled to continue publishing the epic and engrossing Faith and the Fallen series.’
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’