Godblind is the first in a grimdark series reminiscent of Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence. Set in a vast and intricate world, GODBLIND is filled with strong female characters, black comedy and themes including religious fanaticism as well as political machinations. One man, a Watcher, cursed to prophesise future cataclysms without the means to alter them, stands between the world and its utter destruction should the Red Gods return to power.
Natasha Bardon says: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that Anna is joining the Harper Voyager family. I’ve been looking in this area for a while and knew as soon as I started reading that this was exactly what I had been after – I had to have it. Anna is a superb talent, this book is fantastic and I couldn’t be happier to be publishing her.’
Anna Stephens says: ‘I'm absolutely thrilled to have signed with Harper Voyager UK. They're a fantastic publisher who work with some of my favourite authors and I can't wait to get down to business with Natasha and the team. It's great to be surrounded with people who are as enthusiastic about Godblind as I am, and I'm particularly grateful to my agent Harry and to Natasha for taking a chance on a debut author.’
Harry Illingworth says: ‘Anna has a huge career ahead of her and I'm delighted that she will be joining the Harper Voyager list. Godblind is a superb debut novel that marks the arrival of a major new voice on the SFF scene. It's an ambitious story with powerful themes and Anna weaves multiple perspectives so expertly it's hard to recognise this as a debut. I've no doubt this gritty epic fantasy trilogy will capture the hearts and minds of readers the world over.’
German rights have also been pre-empted, sold by Louisa Pritchard Associates. Godblind will be published spring 2017.
Jaime Frost, HarperFiction
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