Walker Books has acquired the UK, Australian, New Zealand and export rights to The Last Hours, a new Shadowhunters trilogy from Cassandra Clare, for a “significant” six-figure sum.
Fiction publisher Gill Evans acquired the rights from from Heather Baror Shapiro and Danny Baror at Baror International.
The new trilogy, set in Edwardian London and fin de siècle Paris, will be published by Walker in 2017.
Walker is also the UK publisher of Clare’s bestselling series The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments. The final book in the Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire, will hit the shelves on 27th May.
“Cassandra Clare is our bestselling fiction author of 2013,” said Evans. “This acquisition is a real accolade to the massive success we have had. We are thrilled that we shall be publishing Cassandra for many years to come.”
Clare’s books have sold 654,059 copies through Nielsen BookScan, to a value of £4,264,733.
What does this mean?
A new series from Cassandra Clare! Definitely something to cheer about.