Angry Robot Signs New Zealander Freya Robertson in Two Book Epic Fantasy Deal

freya_robertson_225x270.134758Angry Robot is delighted to announce the acquisition of the worldwide rights to a fantasy duology by Freya Robertson, beginning with Heartwood.

Freya Robertson has an impressive track record, having published over twenty romance novels under her pseudonym, Serenity Woods. The deal was agreed between Robertson and Angry Robot’s Senior Editor, Lee Harris.

Freya is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, as well as a dedicated gamer. She has a deep and abiding fascination for the history and archaeology of the middle ages and spent many hours as a teenager writing out notecards detailing the battles of the Wars of the Roses, or moping around museums looking at ancient skeletons, bits of rusted iron and broken pots.

Heartwood is a truly epic fantasy that tells the story of a dying land, a desperate quest, a love story of sorts, and the seven knights who travel the wilderness in a battle to save the land and its people.

Freya said, “I’m thrilled to be welcomed onto Angry Robot’s superb team and, as a New Zealand writer, pleased to bring a little bit of Middle Earth to the table.”

You can find Freya online at her website as well as on Twitter (@Freya_Robertson) and Facebook.

Heartwood will be published in early 2014, with the sequel to follow later in the year.