Queen Victoria turns vampire in Orbit acquisition

Queen Victoria turns vampire in Orbit acquisition

Orbit has bought a fantasy trilogy about Queen Victoria, who sits on the throne in the present day as the queen is an immortal vampire.

Commissioning editor Anna Gregson bought UK and Commonwealth rights to God Save the Queen, plus two more titles in the series, from Tracy Williams at Hachette Book Group USA. The books are written by Kate Locke and are about an England ruled by a vampire monarchy for the past 170 years. The first book is scheduled for release in July 2012.

Gregson said: "What drew us to this series was its fantastically fun, kooky and unique premise. Following our recent success with authors such as Gail Carriger, readers seem hungry for more urban fantasy with a twist - and Kate Locke has made this unusual idea work beautifully. We’re delighted to welcome her to our list!"