Ishbelle Bee Joins Angry Robot

Press release from Angry Robot

Ishbelle Bee Joins Angry Robot

We do like to brighten up your Mondays with new author announcements, Robot Army, and this Monday is no different. This book, however, will be a little different for us, including the gorgeous hardback design we’re planning for it!

The deal, for Worldwide Rights, for The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee was negotiated between our Senior Editor Lee Harris and Bryony Woods of Diamond Kahn Woods.

This sumptuous fairytale for adults will be published in November, with a sequel to follow in July 2015.

With a wonderful title – and by the way, the subtitle is The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, ESQ – I think we need to go straight to the blurb:

The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath

In the summer of 1887 my grandfather stole a clock.
It was six feet high
and the shape of a coffin.

1888. A little girl called Mirror and her shape-shifting guardian Goliath Honeyflower are washed up on the shores of Victorian England. Something has been wrong with Mirror since the day her grandfather locked her inside a mysterious clock that was painted all over with ladybirds. Mirror does not know what she is, but she knows she is no longer human.

John Loveheart, meanwhile, was not born wicked. But after the sinister death of his parents, he was taken by Mr Fingers, the demon lord of the underworld. Some say he is mad. John would be inclined to agree.

Now Mr Fingers is determined to find the little girl called Mirror, whose flesh he intends to eat, and whose soul is the key to his eternal reign. And John Loveheart has been called by his otherworldly father to help him track Mirror down…

Ishbelle Bee

ISHBELLE BEE writes horror and loves fairy-tales, the Victorian period (especially top hats!) and cake tents at village fêtes. (She believes serial killers usually opt for the Victoria Sponge). She currently lives in Edinburgh. She doesn’t own a rescue cat, but if she did his name would be Mr Pickles.

Quotable Quotes

Ishbelle: “I am over the moon to be working with Lee Harris and the Angry Robot team. Mirror and Goliath  is in excellent hands.”

Lee: “Finding Mirror and Goliath in my reading list was a dream come true – it was one of those books that the whole team immediately fell in love with, and I can’t wait to share this one with our readers!”

Bryony: “I’m thrilled to have found such a perfect home for Mirror and Goliath, and I know that Angry Robot will publish Ishbelle’s wonderful novels with all the passion and enthusiasm that they deserve.”

Press release from Angry Robot

Welcome Ishbelle to our Angry Robot family and do tell us what you think of our latest book! We’re over on Twitter @angryrobotbooks and Facebook @AngryRobotBooks