Indie publisher Everything with Words has acquired a "beautifully written and compelling" children's series by Richard Lambert.
Mikka Haugaard acquired world rights from Charles Walker at United Agents. The first title, Shadow Town, will be published in September 2021.
Shadow Town, aimed at readers aged nine plus, is billed as "a ripping piece of magical realism about a young boy who finds himself in a shadow town where he witnesses a murder while himself pursued by a shadow". The writing is lyrical, taut and compelling, said the publisher.
Lambert is the author of The Wolf Road, which was published by Everything with Words in October 2020.