Hodder buys high-concept Aztec thriller

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a historical fantasy novel about the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico, written by Graham Hancock.

Coronet publisher Mark Booth bought UK and Commonwealth rights in War God by Graham Hancock from Sonia Land at Sheil Land Associates. The full book will be delivered in 12 to 18 months time, with publication date to be confirmed.

Land described the book as an “epic ‘high concept’ historical fantasy”. She said: "It's a fast-paced thriller, which follows the ongoing battle of good against evil. There is plenty of gore but it is also a story of love and its triumph over fear and betrayal".