Anna Alexander, Senior Rights Manager at Macmillan UK, has sold German rights in all three novels in the OF BLOOD AND BONE series by fantasy novelist John Gwynne to Johanna Bedenk at Blanvalet, who have previously published his four-book series THE FAITHFUL AND THE FALLEN successfully, for a higher advance.


World rights in the series were acquired by Bella Pagan at Macmillan from agent John Jarrold for a major advance. The first book in the series, A TIME OF DREAD, was published by Macmillan in January 2018.  A TIME OF BLOOD will follow in April 2019. Macmillan had earlier acquired world rights in THE FAITHFUL AND THE FALLEN series pre-emptively from Jarrold.


Bestselling novelist Conn Iggulden said of MALICE, the first book in THE FAITHFUL AND THE FALLEN series:


‘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’


Sebastien de Castell, bestselling fantasy author, said of  A TIME OF DREAD: ‘Gwynne’s writing is superb’.


• April 25th, 2018 • Posted in News