As promised in our 2018 wrap-up post, we've got some exciting news to kick 2019 off with a bang...
We're so excited to announce that our fantasy publishing imprint Talem Press has signed debut author, Bronwyn Eley, in a three-book deal for her young adult fantasy series, titled The Relic Trilogy!
With a background in the military, 27-year-old Bronwyn now holds a marketing role in the book industry while she works on her fiction. Relic, the first book in the Sydney-based author's series, is slated for publication later this year.
Relic follows the story of Kaylan, a tenacious blacksmith chosen to be the personal servant of a powerful lord. It's a deadly appointment – the lord possesses one of the rare and dangerous Relics, an item that protects his bloodline but slowly poisons anyone else in its proximity.
This three-book deal follows the success of Talem Press' first series, The Oremere Chronicles. The Relic Trilogy continues Talem's mission to publish 'stories that empower' – mysterious, magical fantasy books with a focus on female agency.
Here's what publisher Helen Scheuerer had to say about this exciting development...
Talem has been inundated with submissions since opening its doors mid-2018, but Bronwyn's manuscript blew us out of the water.
From the moment I opened Relic, I was hooked. It's a gritty, fast-paced, female-driven fantasy that leaves you dying for more.
Stay tuned for more info about Relic over the coming months!
In the meantime, follow Bronwyn's official author Facebook page to stay up to date with her latest news.