Carla Sacrato at Faro Editorial has acquired Brazilian rights to self-published fantasy novel PAWN’S GAMBIT by award-winning writer Rob J Hayes. This follows up on Faro’s rights acquisition of  NEVER DIE, the winner of the Booknest 2019 award for Best Self Published Fantasy Novel, which they are publishing this month, September 2022.   The agent was John Jarrold.



Yuu wants nothing more than to forget the mistakes of her past. The Gods have other plans.


Once a renowned strategist and general, five years ago Yuu made a mistake that cost her everything. Now she is on the run, royal bounty hunters snapping at her heels. But what if there was a way to get back what she lost, a way to bring back a murdered prince?

Every century, the gods hold a contest to choose who will rule from the Heavenly Jade Throne. Each god chooses a mortal champion, and the fate of all existence hangs in the balance. On a battlefield full of heroes, warriors, assassins, and thieves can Yuu survive long enough to learn the rules of the game, let alone master it?


PAWN’S GAMBIT is a stand alone story set in the award-winning Mortal Techniques universe. It’s a wuxia adventure filled with heroes, gods, spirits, and magic.


• September 2nd, 2022 • Posted in News