Paradise City is the new novel from Observer journalist Elizabeth Day, to be published by Bloomsbury in spring 2015. It tells the story of four Londoners “whose lives intersect in a beautifully constructed story of class and ambition, loneliness and belonging, guilt and restitution”.
A four-book epic fantasy series, The Hollow Gods by Rebecca Levine, will be published by Hodder starting with the first book, Smiler’s Fair, in July 2014. The books are set in Ashanesland, where the wandering city of Smiler’s Fair is a meeting place for a multitude of unusual characters. Previously, Levene has written tie-in books for the Doctor Who series.
Fourth Estate is to publish Head of State by television journalist and historian Andrew Marr in the autumn of next year. The novel is set among the world of politicians and journalists.
Raymond E Feist
The new series from Raymond E Feist, The War of the Five Crowns, is to be published by HarperVoyager. The first novel, King of Ashes, will be released in May 2014. The series, which draws influence from medieval history and Arthurian legend, comprises six novels. Feist’s Riftwar Cycle is also published by Harper, starting with his first novel Magician in 1982 and ending last year with Magician’s End, the 30th volume in the series.
The new series from thriller writer Simon Toyne focuses on the mysterious figure of Solomon Creed, a man with no memory and no past who sets out to discover his identity and find redemption. The five-thriller series will be published in the UK by HarperCollins. The first book, un-named, will appear in spring 2015. Toyne [below] is the author of the Ruin trilogy, which launched with Sanctus in 2011. Scott K Andrews
The Timebomb series of three YA/crossover novels by Scott K Andrews will be published by Hodder & Stoughton. The time-travel trilogy moves from Cornwall in 1640 to New York in 2141. Timebomb, the first novel in the series, will be published in June 2014. Scott is also the author of the School’s Out trilogy [below] published by Abbadon Books.