Historical fiction writer Chris Humphreys is making a move into epic fantasy with a new trilogy for Gollancz.
Gollancz commissioning editor Marcus Gipps acquired world rights to the Immortals’ Blood trilogy from Heather Adams at HMA Literary Agency. Gipps said: “I’m delighted to welcome Chris back to the Orion fold with the first book of a remarkable fantasy trilogy, tinged with historical parallels and full of adventure and magic.”
The first book of the new Trilogy, Smoke in the Glass, introduces the reader to “three lands peopled by humans and immortals. In Corinthium a decadent endlessly-lived elite run the world for profit and power. But when a poor, honest solider dies, and is reborn, everything changes,” said the publisher.
Adams said: “A novel by Chris Humphreys always jumps to the top of a reading list and then life stops while you are captured in the worlds he creates. His first foray into the world of fantasy fiction won’t disappoint any of his existing fans and readers.”
Smoke in the Glass will be published in May 2019 in paperback, e-book and audio.