Angry Robot, the publisher of cutting-edge SF, F and angry-robot-logoWTF?! fiction, has announced the acquisition of the worldwide rights to a fantasy duology by Freya Robertson, beginning with Heartwood.

Freya Robertson has an impressive track record, having published over twenty romance novels under her pseudonym, Serenity Woods. The deal was agreed between Robertson and Angry Robot’s Senior Editor, Lee Harris.

Freya is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, as well as a dedicated gamer. She has a deep and abiding fascination for the history and archaeology of the middle ages and spent many hours as a teenager writing out notecards detailing the battles of the Wars of the Roses, or moping around museums looking at ancient skeletons, bits of rusted iron and broken pots.

Heartwood is an epic fantasy that tells the story of a dying land, a desperate quest, a love story of sorts, and the seven knights who travel the wilderness in a battle to save the land and its people.

Heartwood will be published in early 2014, with the sequel to follow later in the year.

Angry Robot’s Editor Lee Harris said of Heartwood:

Heartwood is one of those books that screams ‘Read me now!’ and I knew we had to publish it within the first few pages. It’s fantasy at its most epic, and at nearly 400,000 words across both volumes, it’s a truly epic read, too!”



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