Now that the contracts are signed, I can finally share this amazing news: I’ve just inked a deal with Tor Books for a trilogy of original novels.
The first of these will be The Midnight Front, a World War II-era fantasy adventure featuring “commando wizards” battling to control the shape of humanity’s future. The current plan is for the sequels to be set in different eras of modern history, each telling its own tale while sharing a core cast of dramatis personae and expanding upon a continuing narrative arc.
Here’s a photo of me signing the contracts in the Tor offices on Wednesday, January 28, 2015:
The acquisition was made for Tor Books by Senior Editor Marco Palmieri, via my longtime literary agent, Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
Those of you familiar with my bibliography know that I’ve worked with Marco before, on several of my best-received works of tie-in fiction, as well as on my critically acclaimed first original novel, The Calling. Ever since his departure from Pocket Books in 2008, I have hoped that Marco and I would have the opportunity to work together again, and I couldn’t be happier to once more be one of his authors — especially at such an esteemed publisher as Tor.
To borrow a phrase from Marco, we’re “together again for the first time!”
I’ll be busy working on this trilogy for most of this year and next year; it likely won’t be published until some time in 2017. As you can see, I have a long road ahead on this project — but it’s a journey on which I’ve long been eager to embark. Wish me godspeed, friends.