Last week, we announced the acquisition of Felgrim, the debut YA fantasy novel from E.M. Duffield-Fuller. In this interview we catch up with E.M. Duffield-Fuller to discuss her upcoming novel, her writing process, and the fictional worlds that have inspired her own.
What made you want to write a book?
E.M. DF: I like building fantasy worlds, especially ones with their own folk-traditions and superstitions, and then roaming around in them. Writing books feels like the best way to do that.
What inspired you to write Felgrim?
E.M. DF: As with all books, I suspect, there were a lot of…
Heroic Books have acquired E.M. Duffield-Fuller’s debut YA fantasy novel Felgrim, due to be released in March 2022 as Book One of the Darkwatch trilogy.
Hollowick is beset. At its gates mass the thimmaru, rune-marked rebels sworn to the undying god, and within its walls lurks a far greater threat, one that cannot be slain by swords: a murderous Felgrim, incorporeal demon of the abyss.
King Davon — the ‘Little Tyrant’ — is young, and his allies are few. His mother, high priestess of Evillea, undermines him at every turn, and his ministers offer nothing. …
Last week, we announced the acquisition of Broken, the debut novel from American fantasy author, Marisca Pichette. In this interview, we catch up with Marisca to discuss her writing career to date, her upcoming novel, and the fictional worlds that have inspired her own.
What inspired you to write Broken?
MP: My first novel-length work was more or less an accident. It came from a desire to expand the world further, go deeper than a short story would allow. Since then, I have become better at separating these categories — knowing when a piece wants to be just a bite…
Heroic Books have acquired Marisca Pichette’s dark and original first novel, due to be released in August 2022.
No one escapes the Comb.
This is the truth that Cici has come to accept. There was a time when she dreamed of a life beyond the slums — but dreams, she’s learned, are for the soon-to-be dead.
So when she and her friend Rox find a precious silver trenion, Cici can scarcely believe her luck. A new life beckons, one free from the filth and violence of the street.
But things don’t go to plan. When Cici’s life is saved by…
Last week, we announced the acquisition of The Stone Keep, the debut novel from Irish fantasy author, S. K. Marlay. In this interview, we catch up with Stella to discuss her writing career to date, her upcoming novel and the themes within, and the fictional worlds that have inspired her own.
What inspired you to write The Stone Keep?
SKM: A few years ago I had a run of traumas — my son almost died of meningitis at birth, then my mother died very suddenly, and a few weeks later I lost a job I loved when the company was…
Heroic Books have acquired Stella K. Marlay’s fast-paced story of love and sacrifice that is also a timely exploration of power and exploitation, due to be released in November 2021.
Eadha learns early the cruel nature of the world from Lord Huath, a brutal Channeller. The Channellers rule Domhain, sapping magic from others so that the crops might grow, the cities might prosper, and the dragons might be held at bay.
But there is another, more ancient power blossoming in the young Eadha, one that does not consume the life force of others. And as the world and its cruelties…
Last week, we announced the acquisition of Featherfall, the debut novel from British fantasy author, Jerry Ibbotson. In this interview, we catch up with Jerry to discuss his writing career to date, his upcoming novel and the themes within, and the fictional worlds that have inspired his own.
What inspired you to write Featherfall?
JI: I’d written quite a bit in the past, and when I sat down to write Featherfall I ended up turning out the first draft really quickly. It was a time when I was pretty angry with life; the business that I’d set up and run…
Heroic Books have acquired world rights to publish British author Jerry Ibbotson’s debut fantasy novel FEATHERFALL.
Featherfall is about an angel living in suburbia.
Paul has turned his back on his old life. Now, sought out by forces he thought he’d left behind, he finds himself at the centre of a cataclysm whose name has not been uttered for centuries: Featherfall.
Converging on his home are Owain, a millennia-old Celt hungry for answers; Faye, a grief-wracked widow with nothing left to live for; and Morrison, a twisted outcast driven by pain. …
Last week, we announced the acquisition of The Tenets of Truth, the debut novel from British fantasy author, Quillem McBreen. In this interview, we catch up with Quillem to discuss his writing career to date, his upcoming novel and the themes it deals with, and the fictional worlds that have inspired his own.
What was your writing experience like before beginning The Tenets of Truth?
QM: I’m a totally new author, so The Tenets of Truth is my first foray into writing. I remember meeting Claire Coombes from the Liverpool Editing Company after I had finished my own round of…
Heroic Books have acquired world rights to publish British author Quillem McBreen’s debut fantasy novel THE TENETS OF TRUTH.
In THE TENETS OF TRUTH, the Church of the Righteous Truth’s rule stretches ever outward across Alytheia. Jealous defenders of the Goddess’s magic, the church sees all, controls all: trade, military, the ancient arts of wielding and cognation — even life and death.
As both the clergy and the House-Lords jostle for the realm, four unlikely commoners may hold the fate of the kingdom in their hands — and when the truth of a holy artefact is uncovered, destinies become entwined…