Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired the opening volume of a fascinating urban fantasy series from pseudonymous author ‘Ben Macallan’.
Jay finds people — runaways. He looks like a teenager, but he’s not. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural, including the awesome Powers That Be. Desdaemona, who also knows the non-human world far too well, comes to him, searching for her lost sister Fay who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal before disappearing. This may be a mistake — for both of them. Not least because of those whose attention is drawn to them…
“Ben’s urban fantasy novel is wise, witty and terrific fun,” Jonathan Oliver said. “It’s great to find a work that does something different with the genre while still managing to be a ripping good yarn.”
The agent is John Jarrold, and the deal is for UK/US rights. The book is due for publication in the summer of 2011.