Jodie Coles, Acquisitions Editor at W.F. Howes Ltd., has secured the UK and Commonwealth Audio rights to all five books in Christopher Husberg‘s Chaos Queen series. The deal was negotiated by John Wordsworth on behalf of Sam Morgan of the JABberwocky Literary Agency.
As reported here a little while ago, Titan Books acquired US and UK/Commonwealth rights, in separate deals, to this stunning epic fantasy series. DUSKFALL, the first book in the series and Chris’ debut novel, is due to be published in July 2016. Here’s a preliminary synopsis for the series…
Stuck with arrows and close to death, a man is pulled from the icy waters of the Gulf of Nahl. As he is nursed back to health by a local fisherman, two things become very clear: he has no idea who he is, and he can kill a man with terrifying ease.
The fisherman is a tiellan, a race which has long been oppressed and grown wary of humans. His daughter, Winter, is a seemingly quiet young woman, but behind her placid mask she has her demons. She is addicted to frostfire – a substance that both threatens to destroy her and simultaneously gives her phenomenal power.
A young priestess, Cinzia, hears the troubling news of an uprising in her native city of Navone. Absconding from the cloistered life that she has kept for the last seven years, she knows she must make the long journey home. The flames of rebellion threatening her church and all that she believes in are bad enough, but far worse is the knowledge that the heretic who sparked the fire is her own sister.
These three characters may have set out on different paths, but fate will bring them together on one thrilling and perilous adventure.
Zeno represents Christopher Husberg in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of Sam Morgan of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.