Chicken House has acquired a new comic series for readers aged eight and over by debut author Mary Evans.
The first book, Who Let The Gods Out?, is about a boy called Elliot who is struggling to deal with his ill mother when a "Zodiac goddess" crash-lands in his shed. The pair accidentally release a powerful death daemon from his earth-bound prison, who they then have to battle, at the same time as finding a cure for Elliot’s mum.
Chicken House m.d. Barry Cunningham and editorial director Rachel Leyshon acquired the world rights from Veronique Baxter at David Higham.
Who Let The Gods Out? will be published in August 2016 (p/b. £6.99). A further three books in the series will follow at a later date.