Gollancz has snapped up two new novels from British Fantasy Award nominee Edward Cox.
Editorial director Marcus Gipps acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Song of the Sycamore and an untitled book from Howard Morhaim of the Morhaim Literary Agency. The first novel will be published in August.
Gipps said: “Ed is one of the nicest people in fantasy, and has a remarkable voice and ability to create new lands and adventures. I’m delighted to welcome him back to the list and look forward to the world meeting the horror that is Sycamore.”
Cox’s previous novel The Relic Guild (Gollancz) was nominated for the 2015 British Society Fantasy Awards for best debut and best fantasy.
The synopsis for The Song of the Sycamore reads: "On the broken world of Urdezha, Wendal Finn died on the hostile plains of the wasteland, one more casualty in the endless war between the city-dwellers and the clansfolk. But now Wendal has returned to his home city of Old Castle, possessed by something he brought back from the wasteland, something old and best left forgotten. Legend calls it Sycamore, an ancient entity out to avenge all victims of murder. And in a city like Old Castle, no one is innocent. But the clans are massing. A supernatural storm is raging across the wasteland. It has already destroyed one city, and now it is heading for Old Castle. And the only one who might prevent oblivion is the murderous entity who the spirits are calling Sycamore.”
Cox said: ‘I’m over the moon to be working with the Gollancz gang once again. It feels like coming home to a welcoming house. The Song of the Sycamore had a long, hard road to travel, but now I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on it.”