World rights deal for Mark Charan Newton

The John Jarrold Literary Agency reports: “Bella Pagan, Senior Commissioning Editor at Tor UK, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, has acquired world rights to the first two volumes of a fantasy series by Mark Charan Newton.

The first book in a series provisionally titled Drakenfeld introduces the eponymous hero, an investigator. The series is set in a fantasy world, but will appeal to fans of historical mysteries. In this opening volume, Lucan Drakenfeld is called home after the death of his father – but is immediately thrown into the investigation of a royal death. He also finds that his father’s demise is not as clear-cut as it at first appears…

Tor UK have previously successfully published three fantasy novels by Mark in the Legends of the Red Sun series since 2009, with a fourth to appear in the summer of 2012.  They have been strongly acclaimed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The first book in the new series will be published in 2014.”