Tordotcom Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of two books on the slaying of dragons by award-winning British writer and podcaster, Charlotte Bond.
The blade ablaze with hearth is the primary of those, and tells Maddlieh’s story:
Maddileh is a knight. There aren’t many ladies in his job, and it usually feels just like the sneers and scorn of his friends are more durable to bear than the slaying of dragons! However he’s a knight, and made from a extra extreme stuff.
A minor infraction forces her to redeem her honor in essentially the most dramatic manner attainable, and accompanied by her new squire, the oddly cocky Petros, Maddileh should discover and retrieve the legendary Fireborne Blade, or die attempting.
From writer Charlotte Bond:
I will be trustworthy – after I began the one factor in my head was wanting to jot down a narrative about dragons and dragon slayers. However as with all fantasy worlds, when you begin filling them with folks and creatures, it’s important to begin serious about the complexities and the interactions. I started to surprise what a brotherhood of knights would consider a feminine member of their ranks. And whereas I had enjoyable creating magic orbs, helpful potions, enchanted armor, and indestructible swords, I additionally defined how girls may entry magic designed for males and derived from a male god. I needed to discover two sorts of discrimination, yet another delicate than the opposite.
However amongst all this critical stuff, I additionally had dragons to deliver to life. I had enjoyable imagining every of them, ensuring every dragon was distinctive in the way it appeared and the way it defended itself. Slaying a dragon that may explode or ship flesh-eating slugs after you is not any simple process, and whereas it is a job for heroes, it is also a job undertaken by villains and idiots.
I used to be completely thrilled when Tordotcom accepted this guide for publication. With a background in horror, I used to be a bit nervous that each one the braveness and glory from my dragon-hunting novel would battle to discover a dwelling in fantasy or horror. Contemplating the spectacular publications that Tordotcom has already printed, I really feel extraordinarily honored to have my guide amongst them. I am past thrilled that they create my dragons to life
From editor Lee Harris:
I had needed to work with Charlotte for years, however good tasks stubbornly refused to point out up. The whole lot modified when Charlotte despatched me The blade ablaze with hearth. I really like dragon tales, and this one options so many dragons and so many (tried) dragon slayings, and options the best dragon slaying knight I’ve learn in ages, that I immediately fell in love with it, and you’ll, too. Maddileh is a superb addition to literature’s inhabitants of dragon slayers, however wait till you meet the White Girl!
The blade ablaze with hearth might be launched in bookstores in the summertime of 2024, adopted by quantity 2 the next season!
Charlotte is an writer, freelance author and podcaster. Beneath her personal title, she wrote within the horror and darkish fantasy genres, however she additionally labored as a ghostwriter. She edits books for people and publishers, and has additionally contributed quite a few non-fiction articles to numerous web sites. She is co-host of the award-winning podcast “Breaking the Glass Slipper.” His micro assortment The Watcher within the Woods received the British Fantasy Award for Greatest Assortment in 2021. She is portrayed by Alex Cochran.
The deal for worldwide English rights was brokered between Tordotcom Publishing editor Lee Harris and C&W agent Alexander Cochran.
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