Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Steelheart, Launch of New Fantasy Series by Brandon Sanderson

Because he is an absolute writing machine, Brandon Sanderson has another series on the way.  From the press release sent to me by Dellacorte Press:

DELACORTE PRESS ACQUIRES THE FIRST YA SERIES FROM
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON

The First Novel in the Planned Trilogy, STEELHEART, to Publish in Fall 2013

New York, NY, June 13th, 2012—Delacorte Press has acquired the first YA series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, it was announced today by Beverly Horowitz, VP & Publisher. Executive Editor Krista Marino acquired for Delacorte from Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky Literary Agency at auction, and will edit the planned trilogy.

Delacorte will publish the first novel, STEELHEART, in North America in Fall 2013 with simultaneous publication as an ebook.

“Sanderson has quickly risen to the top of the fantasy genre.” said Horowitz. “We are thrilled to be the home of this talented author’s first YA project, and know that his millions of dedicated fans will devour STEELHEART.”

Brandon Sanderson is a #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning fantasy author with books published in more than 25 languages, and millions of copies sold around the world. STEELHEART follows David—a teenager in the city that was once called Chicago—as he searches for the extraordinarily powerful Epic named Steelheart, who killed his father.

Steelheart possesses the strength of 10 men and can control the elements. It is said no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, no explosion can burn him. Nobody fights back . . . nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then taking them out. For the death of his father, David wants in. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying and planning, and has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He’s seen Steelheart bleed. STEELHEART takes an action-heavy plot, layers in complexity, and delivers twists and a breathtaking conclusion, as David and the Reckoners try to undo the dystopia the Epics have created.

According to Sanderson’s agent Eddie Schneider, STEELHEART has entered preliminary negotiations for a major Hollywood deal.

Brandon Sanderson’s book publishing career began at Tor with the standalone fantasy Elantris, which was followed by his Mistborn trilogy, a modern classic of the fantasy genre with more than 1 million copies sold in the English language, and includes The Way of Kings, the first in a projected 10-volume series called The Stormlight Archive. In December 2007, Brandon was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series after his untimely passing. The Gathering Storm in 2009 and Towers of Midnight in 2010 will be followed by the final volume in the Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013. In October 2007, he entered the world of children’s publishing with Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, a middle-grade novel. STEELHEART is his first young adult novel.

Brandon’s fiction has been nominated for more than a dozen awards in the last decade, and his Alcatraz series was a finalist for state awards in Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska, and North Carolina. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians was previously optioned for film by DreamWorks Animation, Mistborn was optioned by Paloppa Pictures, his forthcoming novella Legion is under option to Lionsgate, and a Mistborn video game will be released by Little Orbit in 2013 for all platforms.

Sanderson received his master’s degree in creative writing from Brigham Young University, where he continues to teach. He resides with his wife, Emily, in Utah.

Delacorte Press is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.

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2 comments:

Drance said...

I personally couldn't stand Elantris, but the Mistborn stuff is inspired! Say what you want, the guy is nothing if not prolific.

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