Don D’Auria of Flame Tree Press has acquired World English rights in FELLSTONES, the new novel by doyen of horror writers, Ramsey Campbell. The agent was John Jarrold.

Fellstones takes its name from the seven mysterious objects that have stood on the village green for as long as anyone can remember. It’s where Paul Dunstan lived in his youth, having been adopted by the Staveley family after his parents died in an accident for which he still blames himself. The way the Staveleys tried to shape him to their purposes made him move away and change his name when he grew up. Why were they so obsessed with his musical abilities and a strange song he seemed to have made up as a child?

Were there other reasons he felt driven to hide from them? He’ll remember soon, because their daughter Adele has tracked him down. Perhaps they want to see him again now that they’re growing old, but they’re anxious to involve him in the village festival as well, an event that seems designed to revive ancient magic. By the time he discovers the cosmic source of the Fellstones he may be trapped in the village, and there are other dark truths he’ll discover, and memories he needs to confront. The Fellstones dream, but they’re about to waken.

Flame Tree have published Ramsey’s most recent novels, THE WISE FRIEND and SOMEBODY’S VOICE, as well as a number of his backlist titles. They are also publishing his brilliant Three Births of Daoloth trilogy, THE SEARCHING DEAD (February 2021), BORN TO THE DARK (September 2021) and THE WAY OF THE WORM (March 2022).

Ramsey Campbell is the only living horror writer to appear in the Oxford Companion to English Literature. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Liverpool John Moores University in 2015.
Film-maker, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro has tweeted about Ramsey Campbell: “An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that.”


• August 6th, 2021 • Posted in News