Gollancz buys new novel by Aliette de Bodard

Gollancz buys new novel by Aliette de Bodard

Gollancz, the SFF imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, has bought The House of Sundering Flames, the third title in Aliette de Bodard’s Dominion of the Fallen series.

The novel is set in a post-magical-apocalypse version of Paris and mixes “Vietnamese mythology with a gothic European vibe and a sensational mystery”, according to the publisher.

De Bodard said: “I am thrilled to return to the devastated Paris of the Dominion of the Fallen series with Gollancz. This book introduces House Harrier (you'll never see birds of prey quite the same way again!) as well as revisiting familiar places and faces. It was an exciting challenge to write and deals with destruction and war, and the beauty and community that can be found in the ruins. I can't wait for readers to discover it.’

Gollancz is also the UK publisher for the first two books in the series: The House of Shattered Wings, which won a British Science Fiction Award, and The House of Binding Thorns, winner of a European Science Fiction Award.

Publishing director Gillian Redfearn acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from John Berlyne of Zeno Literary and will publish in paperback and e-book on 25th July.