Talem Press Expands List With Multi-Book Deal From Debut #LoveOzYA Fantasy Author
Australian indie house, Talem Press, has signed debut author, Bonnie Wynne, in a multi-book deal for her fantasy series The Price of Magic.
Bonnie is based in Sydney, where she works for the Australian government. Her debut novel and the first book in The Price of Magic series, The Ninth Sorceress, will be published in 2020.
The Ninth Sorceress follows the story of Gwyn, a herbalist's apprentice who's been hidden all her life like a dark secret. But when she finds herself marked out by a goddess and pursued by wizards of the Syndicate, Gwyn must step out of the shadows and take charge of her destiny – even if the price is her own soul.
Bonnie's books will join the Talem Press family alongside Helen Scheuerer's The Oremere Chronicles and Bronwyn Eley's The Relic Trilogy, continuing the imprint’s tradition of publishing mysterious, magical fantasy books with a focus on female agency.
“The Ninth Sorceress is so unlike anything we’ve ever read before. It’s a fantasy so rich in vivid detail and nail-biting plot, we knew we had to sign Bonnie immediately,” says publisher Helen Scheuerer. “It’s rare that we see something that pays homage to the classics, while offering its own unique voice. Not to mention that it’s beautifully crafted... You know you’ve got something special when the whole team is obsessed.”