As promised in our 2018 wrap-up post, we've got some exciting news to kick 2019 off with a bang...\r\n\r\nWe're so excited to announce that our fantasy publishing imprint\u00a0Talem Press\u00a0has signed debut author, Bronwyn Eley, in a three-book deal for her young adult fantasy series, titled The Relic Trilogy!\r\n\r\nWith 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,\u00a0is slated for publication later this year.\r\n\r\nThe newest author to join the Talem Press family, Bronwyn Eley!\r\n\r\nRelic follows the story of Kaylan, a tenacious blacksmith chosen to be the personal servant of a powerful lord. It's a deadly appointment \u2013 the lord possesses one of the rare and dangerous Relics, an item that protects his bloodline but slowly poisons anyone else in its proximity.\r\n\r\nThis three-book deal follows the success of Talem Press' first series, The Oremere\u00a0Chronicles. The Relic Trilogy continues Talem's mission to publish 'stories that empower' \u2013 mysterious, magical fantasy books with a focus on female agency.\r\n\r\nHere's what publisher Helen Scheuerer had to say about this exciting development...\r\nTalem has been inundated with submissions since opening its doors mid-2018, but Bronwyn's manuscript blew us out of the water.\r\n\r\nFrom the moment I opened Relic, I was hooked. It's a gritty, fast-paced, female-driven fantasy that leaves you dying for more.\r\nStay tuned for more info about\u00a0Relic\u00a0over the coming months!\r\n\r\nIn the meantime, follow Bronwyn's official author Facebook page to stay up to date with her latest news.