Orbit has acquired a debut epic fantasy which tells the story of a band of mercenaries hunted by an unknown killer.
Commissioning editor Jenni Hill acquired world rights to Snakewood by Adrian Selby from Jamie Cowen of the Ampersand Agency.
Hill said: “Adrian has imagined a truly remarkable world where mercenaries push themselves to the limit using hideous poisons and incredible ‘fightbrews’ to increase their strength and cunning – but more than that, they each have their own unique voice and the reader becomes hugely invested in their hunt to find this killer. I’ve never read anything like it. Fantasy readers everywhere should be looking forward to Snakewood.”
Snakewood will be published in early 2016 simultaneously in the UK and US by Orbit.