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Sold to US

Happy to announce the US sale of the Children series to Peter Wolverton of Thomas Dunne Books at St Martin's Press. Here's the Press release:

Harriet Sanders, Rights Director at Macmillan, has sold US rights in three novels by Australian fantasy novelist Ben Peek – IMMOLATION, INNOCENCE and INCARNATION – to Peter Wolverton of Thomas Dunne Books at St Martin's Press for a good five-figure sum..

The trilogy is called 'Children'. IMMOLATION is set fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods. The bodies of the gods now lie across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. Ayae, a young cartographer's apprentice, is attacked and discovers she cannot be harmed by fire. Her new power makes her a target for an army that is marching on her home. With the help of the immortal Zaifyr, she is taught the awful history of 'cursed' men and women, coming to grips with her new powers and the enemies they make. The saboteur Bueralan infiltrates the army that is approaching her home to learn its terrible secret. Split between the three points of view, Immolation's narrative reaches its conclusion during an epic siege, where Ayae, Zaifyr and Bueralan are forced not just into conflict with those invading, but with those inside the city who wish to do them harm.

SMP will publish in summer 2014, as will Tor UK.

World rights in these titles were acquired by Julie Crisp at Tor UK from agent John Jarrold for a six-figure advance after an auction.

Contact Harriet Sanders or John Jarrold for further information:

Harriet Sanders – e-mail: H.Sanders@macmillan.co.uk phone 020 7014 6148

John Jarrold: e-mail: j.jarrold@btinternet.com phone: 01522 510544.

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switchknitter
Jun. 21st, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
Congrats. "Oh, yes, I've known internationally-famous author Ben Peek since he was a movie projectionist..."
benpeek
Jun. 21st, 2013 04:54 am (UTC)
lol

i occasionally miss running films. not enough to go back to it, mind you, but i liked being in the box with all the machines.
ironed_orchid
Jun. 21st, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
Yay! I really look forward to being able to buy these books.
benpeek
Jun. 21st, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
i hope you like them!

it's certainly surreal for me. earlier today i mentioned to my girlfriend how there'll be three different countries with this at least, with three different covers. so very different than anything before.
mondyboy
Jun. 21st, 2013 06:59 am (UTC)
Mazel Tov mate.
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