Anne Perry has acquired World rights to a series of three YA novels by Scott K Andrews. The deal was negotiated by Oli Munson at AM Heath.
Madeline L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time series meets Alex Scarrow’s Time Riders in TimeBomb , the brilliant new YA-crossover time-travel trilogy from Scott K. Andrews, the award-nominated author of School’s Out Forever . Scott has written novels, short stories and audio plays, including the School’s Out trilogy, Stargate Atlantis and Highlander audio dramas, and Rebellion’s Sniper Elite video game and its tie-in book.
New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground. Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she’s knocked unconscious, only to wake, centuries later, in empty laboratory room.
On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall, seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks into the long-abandoned Sweetclover Hall, determined to secure a dry place to sleep. Instead he finds a frightened housemaid who believes Charles I is king and an angry girl who claims to come from the future. Thrust into the centre of an adventure that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army… all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil.
Oli Munson says: ‘TimeBomb is exactly the kind of book I would have loved to have read while growing up and I’m delighted I don’t have to travel through time to read it now. I know Hodder will provide the perfect home for Scott’s wild imagination.’
Anne Perry says: ‘I couldn’t be more delighted to have acquired such a fantastic series from such a fantastic author. I’ve seen Scott’s writing go from strength to strength over the years, and this is, far and away, the best thing he’s written yet. TimeBomb , the first novel in the TimeBomb series, will publish in June of 2014.