Gollancz acquires Dan Abnett trilogy

Gollancz acquires Dan Abnett trilogy

Gollancz has acquired a trilogy by Dan Abnett, who has previously written computer games and comics as well as novels.

Associate publisher Simon Spanton bought The Wield series from Charlotte Robertston at United Agents.

The books take place in a human-populated society with a vivid dark ages culture and follow an ancient and elite band of warriors.

Abnett has written for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comic, which has recently been turned into a film.

He also scripted the latest Alien computer game, "Alien: Isolation", and written novels including the Gaunt’s Ghosts books, published by The Black Library.

Spanton said: “It’s been hard to miss Dan’s contribution to the genre over recent years. He has an amazing and proven knack for finding readers beyond the immediate genre markets so I am really thrilled that he’s joining Gollancz for this venture into his own world; a project where he can give his extraordinary imagination free rein.”

Abnett said: “The Wield is a story I especially want to tell, and I am simply delighted that it is going to be published by the most respected SF and Fantasy imprint in the world.”

The first book of The Wield series will be published in trade paperback at £14.99 and e-book at £7.99 in November 2016 with the other two books to follow in 2017 and 2018.