Happy Publication Day to Tania Crosse, who last week saw the tenth in her Devonshire Saga series, The Convent Girl, published in eBook.
1941. Bombs are falling all over Plymouth. Young Maisie O’Sullivan must make a choice that will change her life for ever.
Maisie O’Sullivan yearns for a family of her own. Raised in a convent-run orphanage, she believed she was all alone in the world until her very much alive father, Francis, arrives unexpectedly to take her back to live with him in Plymouth. But Francis clearly has no feelings for her, and only wants Maisie to act as his skivvy.
Now as war breaks out across Europe, Maisie increasingly seeks Nick’s steady, solid comfort. But when he volunteers for the Naval Reserve, Maisie is convinced her one chance of happiness — a home and family of her own — is slipping away.
Determined to never be alone again, Maisie makes a momentous decision that will take her life in a very unexpected direction.
The Battle of Galen's Vale is over, but the war for the Empire's future has just begun. Concerned by rumours that the Magistratum's authority is waning, Sir Konrad Vonvalt returns to Sova to find the capital city gripped by intrigue and whispers of rebellion. In the Senate, patricians speak openly against the Emperor, while fanatics preach holy vengeance on the streets.
Yet facing down these threats to the throne will have to wait, for the Emperor's grandson has been kidnapped - and Vonvalt is charged with rescuing the missing prince. His quest will lead Vonvalt - and his allies Helena, Bressinger and Sir Radomir - to the Empire's southern frontier, where they will once again face the puritanical fury of Bartholomew Claver and his templar knights . . . and a dark power far more terrifying than they could have imagined.
The Tyranny of Faith will publish in February 2023.
What do a priceless painting, a minotaur, a lighthouse and a glass eye have in common? They’re all part of a treasure trail set by an eccentric millionaire. For 10-year-old aspiring journalist Rani it couldn’t be more perfect. A chance for adventure and also a shot at getting the perfect scoop for a story competition in the local newspaper.
Teaming up with her Nani, who is visiting from Mauritius, she sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. But solving the clues isn’t so simple…and neither is outwitting rival wannabe journalist Lexi. Can Rani and Nani crack the code and avoid a dangerous nemesis determined to take the prize at any cost?
There will be illustrations throughout from Navya Raju, and the first will publish in June 2023.
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Finally, we are so very happy with the wonderful news that Frances White's debut, The Voyaged of the Damned, has been sold to Penguin Michael Joseph, with publication slated for early 2024.
Senior commissioning editor Rebecca Hilsdon bought world English rights from Harry Illingworth and the novel follows Ganymedes who – along with 11 others – boards The Dragon’s Dawn as it voyages through the mythical Concordia. But shortly after the ship sets sail someone is murdered, and it isn’t long before the body count begins to rise. It is up to Ganymedes to unmask the killer before everyone on board is damned.