Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director of Gollancz, has acquired world rights a three-book fantasy series by the pseudonymous Nathan Hawke from John Jarrold.
The series features a hero who will appeal to the readers of David Gemmell, flawed but true. Gallow finds himself on the wrong side of wars, through his belief in honour. As the series progresses, he must deal with the consequences of his actions and the truth of his relationships with others whose sense of honour is more tarnished than his own.
Simon Spanton said: ‘Fantasy has been built on the exploits of those troubled, all too human men and women who have tried to make a difference, tried to do the right thing. Nathan’s conception of Gallow made it clear that here was a man who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of them. It’s going to be great fun helping Nathan bring a new hero to a new generation of readers.’
Nathan Hawke is a name that will come to signify a fast-moving and violent, but evocative and intelligent, read. All three books will be published in quick succession in 2013.