New York, NY – Following the international success of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish three new young adult novels by New York Times bestselling fantasy author and National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, the division’s Executive Vice President and Publisher. Acquired by Alvina Ling, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief and Taylor’s longtime editor, the deal for world print (excluding UK), electronic, and audio rights was negotiated with Jane Putch of Eyebait Management. The first book,The Muse of Nightmares, is a high fantasy young adult novel with a gothic flavor, and will launch in Fall 2016. Taylor describes it as follows: “There was a war between men and gods, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. That day is at hand.” Eagerly anticipated abroad, The Muse of Nightmares will simultaneously release in the UK from sister company Hodder & Stoughton.
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