Transworld has acquired a new trilogy about the Pendragon bloodline by James Wilde.
Editor Simon Taylor acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the Dark Age trilogy from Euan Thorneycroft at A M Heath.
Taylor said: “The story of Arthur is timeless and has been told and retold many, many times before but James is going back even further to recount an untold story – that of the dynasty that culminated in this nation’s most enduring legend.
“You could call it the prequel to the Arthurian legend if you like – and James, with his unerring ability to bring period, place, people and, let’s cut to the chase here, sword-shattering battles to life, is just the storyteller to do it.
“The Dark Age trilogy is going to be exciting, action-packed historical fiction at its epic best and I for one can’t wait.”
Wilde is the author of the Hereward series, also published by Transworld, which has sold 62,217 copies through Nielsen BookScan.
Pendragon, the first novel in the Dark Age trilogy, is likely to be published in 2016 in hardback, e-book and then paperback editions, said Transworld.