Three-book rights deal with Tor for UK fantasy novelist, David Barnett

Claire Eddy, Senior Editor at Tor Books in New York, has concluded a three-book World English Language rights deal for British author David Barnett. The agent was John Jarrold.

The first volume in this steampunk series is titled Hero of the Empire and introduces a young protagonist, Gideon Smith, who faces perils both natural and supernatural in Victorian England.

David Barnett is an author and award-winning journalist who has worked both in regional newspapers and for national publications such as the Daily Star and the Guardian Online. He is the author of three published novels, Hinterland and Angelglass , both published by Immanion Press, and popCULT!  from Pendragon Press. In 2009 Immanion Press brought out a collection comprising a novella and thirteen of Barnett’s short stories, The Janus House and Other Two-Faced Tales.