Titan Books has acquired the first two titles in bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s new and forthcoming Monsters of Verity series.
Starting with the publication of This Savage Song in June 2016, the fantasy series follows 17-year-olds Kate Harker and August Flynn, two teens living at opposite ends of a grisly metropolis where evil acts breed literal monsters.
The deal was struck for UK, Ireland, NZ and Australian exclusive rights between Titan Books editor Miranda Jewess and Heather Baror-Shapiro of Baror International for a “significant sum”. The deal comes weeks after a previous UK deal between Titan Books and Tor (US) for further titles in Schwab’s bestselling A Darker Shade of Magic and Vicious series, and two as-yet undisclosed projects.
Jewess said: "I'm absolutely delighted that Titan will be publishing This Savage Song in the UK alongside Victoria's other fantastic books. Once again she has created a wonderfully complex and three-dimensional world, and peopled it with characters that claw their way out of the page and demand that you keep reading way past your bedtime."
Schwab is the author of A Darker Shade of Magic -also published by Titan and her previous novel, Vicious, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, an Amazon Best Book of the Year and the ALA top pick for Fantasy for their 2014 reading list.