James at Speculative Horizons, picked out some news revealing that Paul Kearney, author of The Ten Thousand, has signed with Solaris Books for two more books set in the same world as The Ten Thousand.
Jonathan Oliver, the commissioning editor for Solaris Books since it was acquired by Rebellion has confirmed a two book deal with Paul Kearney. The novels, entitled Corvus and Kings of Morning, are due for delivery in 2010 and early 2011 respectively and are set in the same universe as Paul’s successful The Ten Thousand, previously published by Solaris.
Paul’s agent, John Jarrold, was quoted as saying “The immediacy of Paul’s prose and characterisation always puts me in mind of David Gemmell, who I was lucky enough to publish in the mid-1990s…With The Ten Thousand he has created a world ripe for re-visiting. Can’t wait to read these books! And I’m very pleased to have concluded my first deal with Jon Oliver and the ‘new’ Solaris.”
I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Ten Thousand, but my experience with it made me curious to see more work from Kearney. It’s good to know he’s found a home again with Solaris Books.