HCCB buys two from Invisible Fiends author

<p>HarperCollins Children&#39;s Books has bought two titles from Barry Hutchison, author of its Invisible Fiends series.</p><p>World rights, including film, television, audio and merchandising, were bought by Harriet Wilson, HCCB editorial director, from Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates.</p><p>The first book, <em>The 13th Horseman</em>, is scheduled for publication in February 2012 and is aimed at readers aged 11+. The book is about 14-year-old Drake who is asked to join the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. </p><p>HarperCollins described the book as a &quot;darkly funny, action-packed adventure&quot;.</p><p>Wilson said: &quot;The prologue to <em>The 13th Horseman</em> sent a shiver of anticipation up my spine. Barry is a powerhouse of story ideas, positively crackling with creative energy and I&rsquo;m delighted to <br />be publishing this new strand of his writing alongside the brilliant Invisible Fiends series.&quot;<br /><br /> </p>