Gollancz is to publish two novels and two e-novellas by Tom Lloyd. Commissioning editor Marcus Gipps acquired world rights to Stranger of Tempest, Princess of Blood, and the two e-novellas from Simon Kavanagh of the Mic Cheetham Agency.
Lloyd is the author of the Twilight Reign series, as well as other fantasy books.
His new novels follow a “brilliantly likeable mercenary with a sense of honour, struggling to maintain his decency in a world turned upside-down by war” who signs up to a new company, only to discover that they’re perhaps not as well-intentioned as he would like.
Gipps said “I am thrilled to be signing Tom up for another amazing new series. He’s been one of the most important names on our fantasy list for the last 10 years, and this new series serves as a perfect place for readers to jump on to his writing.”
Lloyd said: “This week it’ll be 10 years to the day since I first signed for Gollancz so I’m delighted to be kicking off a new series with them. I’ve been having great fun with this collection of foul-mouthed, childish and trigger-happy mercenaries so I’m eager to get on with having them blow up as much of the Fractured Kingdom as possible.”
Stranger of Tempest will be published in £16.99 trade paperback and £8.99 e-book on 21st July 2016, with Princess of Blood released in the same formats and prices on 20th July 2017.
The two e-novellas will be released in February 2017 and 2018 and provide background to some of the major characters of the series.