Gollancz has acquired three further books in The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski, which has been turned into a computer game.
Marcus Gipps, commissioning editor at Gollancz, bought world English rights from Patricia Pasqualini at Agence De l’Est.
The first book in the new deal, The Sword of Destiny, will be published in May 2015 to coincide with the release of the computer game "The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt".
The Sword of Destiny is a collection of linked short stories which fills in some of the gaps in the Witcher’s legend.
Two further books – The Swallow’s Tower and Lady of the Lake – will be released in 2016 and 2017 and will conclude the main story of Geralt the Witcher.
All three books will be translated by David French, who translated the previous two volumes in the series.
Gipps said: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our association with Andrzej and his magnificent Witcher series. The question we get asked most – across any medium, be it Twitter, email or face-to-face at conventions – is when we will be continuing Geralt’s saga. We’re delighted to finally be able to answer that question, and hope the fans are pleased that they won’t have to wait too long for the next instalment.”
The Sword of Destiny will be released on 21st May as a £16.99 trade paperback and £8.99 e-book.