GREATSHADOW, the first in James Maxey‘s brand new fantasy series has sold to Jon Oliver at Solaris as part of a three book deal for world English rights that will also see sequels HUSH and SORROW published subsequently.
The deal was negotiated by John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency for a nice five figure sum and Solaris will publish the first title in Feb 2012, with the sequels following in July 2012 and spring 2013 respectively. Translation rights are represented by Zeno.
‘James Maxey has barely taken his coat off here at Zeno towers,‘ says agent John Berlyne, ‘and so it’s with great delight that we’re able to announce this deal. GREATSHADOW is a complete riot… fantasy super heroes, terrifying dragons and a deliciously unorthodox protagonist. I loved this high energy fusion of traditional fantasy colliding with X-Men. It’s huge, seat-of-the pants fun.‘
Solaris previously published Maxey’s BITTERWOOD trilogy and editor-in-chief Jonathan Oliver says ‘It’s a delight to welcome back James to the Solaris fold. I was a big fan of his Bitterwood series of fantasy novels and it’s great to see more from this talented writer. James has to be one of the most innovative and entertaining writers of dragon fantasy around.’