Allison & Busby has signed a historical novel from Julian Stockwin. the second in a series of standalone books dramatising pivotal moments.
Publishing director Susie Dunlop bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to The Crakys of War, in a deal with Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann.
The book follows the discovery, and ultimate rediscovery of gunpowder, and its use by Edward III at the Battle of Crecy, where warfare is changed forever.
It follows The Silk Tree, released by the publisher in November last year.
Dunlop said: "We have been honoured to work with an author of Julian’s calibre and professionalism, and I am thrilled we will have a second novel in 2016. Working closely with Julian, his wife Kathy and agent Carole Blake, we look forward to building on our success with The Silk Tree, and bringing this new book to Julian’s legions of fans."