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Win new fantasy from Jo Fletcher Books

Jo Fletcher Books is a new imprint of Quercus Publishing (publishers of Steig Larsson, Philip Kerr, Fay Weldon and John Ajvide Lindqvist) set up to discover the best new talent in the realms of fantasy science fiction and horror.

It is run by Jo Fletcher, who was previously Publisher at Gollancz, the fantasy and SF imprint of the Orion Publishing Group. Amongst the authors she has worked with are Terry Pratchett, Arthur C Clarke, Charlaine Harris, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman and Ursula Le Guin.

Three of the first titles published by Jo Fletcher Books are:

The Pilgrims by Will Elliott

The Pilgrims by Will ElliottIn the first of the Pendulum trilogy, a mysterious door leads to the realm of Levall, in which a mountain-sized dragon with the powers of a god lies sleeping beneath a great white castle. In the castle, the sinister Lord Vous is planning his transformation into an immortal spirit. A great Wall divides the land and no one has ever seen what lies beyond it. But otherworlders who enter through the door, known as Pilgrims, possess a strange power that may reveal all. When an unemployed journalist called Eric sees a gang emerge from the door and rob a nearby newsagent, he decides to follow them back through.

The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams

The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis WilliamsA plague is spreading across the mighty Cerani Empire, resulting either in agonising death or transformation into a Carrier, doing the bidding of the evil Pattern Master. Anyone showing the symptoms of strange geometric patterns spreading across the skin is put to death, until Emperor Beyon himself is afflicted. With the imperial court in turmoil, as the Grand Vizier plots to gain power, the only hope against the seemingly invincible Pattern Master is a young windreader from the steppes, an ageing assassin and the Emperor's only surviving brother.

The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn

The Vampire Shrink by Lynda HilburnKismet Knight is an ambitious young psychologist. When her newest client turns out to be a Goth teenager who desperately wants to become a vampire, she is inspired to offer her services to people who believe they are undead, thinking what fascinating papers she might write on this peculiar subculture. She's far too rational to believe any of their delusions, of course... until she meets Devereux, the charismatic leader of a vampire coven who claims to be over 800 years old, and is forced to question all her assumptions about the paranormal.

For your chance to win hardback copies of all three, simply answer the question below.


What is the name of Will Elliott's first novel?


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