Thursday 23 February 2012

Title AND Cover Reveal: Philippa Gregory YA Debut

In December I went along to an event with the lovely guys at Simon And Schuster to discuss the new books of 2012.  During a conversation with one of the lovely publicists it was mentioned to me that Philippa Gregory who is famous for her adult historical novels was working on some new work but for the young adult market.  I was instantly very excited by this and have been trying to find out more since.  Yesterday the news I have been waiting for, finally arrived!!!

The series will be called 'ORDER OF DARKNESS'  It will consist of FOUR books, The first being called


This is due to be released on 24th May 2012 in glorious Hardback

"In Changeling, the year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old, Luca Vero, is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom, and travel to the very frontier of good and evil. Seventeen year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her claiming her rich
inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep
and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse Isolde.
Outside in the yard he can see a pyre being made ready to burn the guilty…"

Soooo what do you think??  I'm definitely loving the sound of this.  I love that this makes history just a little more accessible and interesting to a younger market, plus will hopefully still appeal to Philippa's original fanbase.
The cover is simply gorgeous too - could not have pictured anything better!!!

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