Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint ofÂ Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing ofÂ Danielle Jensen, in a three-book World English Rights deal concluded by Strange Chemistryâ€™s editor Amanda Rutter and Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
The first of the three books is calledÂ Stolen SongbirdÂ and will be published by Strange Chemistry in early 2014.
Trolls are said to love gold. They are said to live underground and hate humans, perhaps even eat them. They are said to be evil.Â When CÃ©cile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that there is truth in the rumours, but there is also so much more to trolls than she could have imagined.
CÃ©cile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus, the city she hadnâ€™t even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape. But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something strange happens while sheâ€™s waiting – she begins to fall in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been bonded and married to. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll/part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
As CÃ©cile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmerâ€™s daughter from Goshawkâ€™s Hollow. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch.
Danielle JensenÂ said: â€œI am beyond excited to begin work on the trilogy with Amanda and everyone else at Strange Chemistry. It is a dream come true to see my novels on their way to publication.â€
Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelorâ€™s degree in finance.
But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination.