Jane Johnson, Publishing Director at Harper Voyager, has acquired world rights for six new novels from bestselling fantasy author Raymond E. Feist.
This deal will start a new epic fantasy series, The War of Five Crowns, which Ray discussed on his Australian tour this year. Harper Voyager will publish the first in that series, King of Ashes, in May 2014. No further announcements have been made on his contemporary fantasy The Elder Gods, but we can perhaps assume it is turning into a trilogy.
Raymond E. Feist said: “I’ve enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Harper Collins spanning the entirety of my career and couldn’t be more pleased to be continuing it. The HC team are friends and allies, and I deeply appreciate their dedication and hard work.”
Meanwhile Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug will be released on the 5th of November. You can pre-order now.
Part travel log/journal and part atlas, Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug brings the fictional world of Midkemia to vivid, illustrative life, and gives readers a completely new look at the creative genius of Raymond E. Feist. Written in first-person–a first for veteran bestseller Raymond Feist–the book details the life and times of Pug of Stardock, the hero of Feist’s The Chaoswar Trilogy. Beautiful hand-drawn maps illustrate the changes in Midkemia’s geography as war ravages the land and physically alters the landscape; dedicated readers and fans can literally trace the changes made by each battle. Complete with thirty pieces of specially commissioned artwork, this book is a totally immersive look into the world of Midkemia as never experienced before.