Independent publisher Choc Lit is to publish its first paranormal romance after acquiring a title inspired by Sharpe and Terry Pratchett. Choc Litâ€™s Lyn Wrenham acquired world rights to The Untied Kingdom direct from author Kate Johnson. The deal marks the expansion of Choc Lit after having previously focused on romance and historical romance.
The Untied Kingdom sees the hero, Major Harker, fighting on the losing side of an endless civil war in an alternate England, which is now a third-world country. The publisher described the title as inspired by Richard Sharpe and Terry Pratchett.