Announcing… The Hood!

This got announced to trade last week, here is the press release…

CEO Nicolas Cheetham has acquired World English language rights (excluding USA & CAN) for The Hood, the second in Lavie Tidhar’s ambitious novelistic quartet billed as the ‘Anti-Matter of Britain’ from John Berlyne at Zeno Agency set to be published in hardback, ebook and audiobook on the 7th October 2021.

The quartet explores the history and mythology of Britain through its most significant (and self-aggrandising) stories. Following the bloodied Dark Ages of King Arthur (By Force Alone, 2020), the second novel in the quartet focuses on an England in the grip of Norman rule, enmeshed in foreign wars, internal turmoil and battle between church and state. In such a world the people turn to yet another myth – of the lord of the Greenwood and his eternal May Queen. But myths will always let you down…

Playful, subversive, profane and hugely ambitious, the ‘Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet’ is modern fantasy hacked and reinvented as only Lavie Tidhar can conceive it.

Editor Nicolas Cheetham said: “Tidhar’s reweirding of our national mythology gathers pace with a narcotic trip into the heart of darkness that is Sherwood Forest. I wanted a subversive, razor-sharp fantasy quartet and for my sins, Lavie gave me one.”

Tidhar said: “Part of the joy of working with Head of Zeus has been the pure creative freedom they afford me. The other is being challenged to produce big, ambitious work, and I can’t wait to dive right back into destroying Britain’s most cherished myths!”