Tor, an imprint of Pac Macmillan, successfully acquired two fantasy books, The Sun Blessed Prince and The Moon Blessed King by new author, Lindsey Byrd. SFF Literary Agent, Maddy Belton sold the UK and British Commonwealth rights to Publisher Bella Pagan, and North American Rights to Editor Amanda Ferreira from Random House Canada.

For fans of She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Sun Blessed Prince is a queer fantasy full of longing, loss and hope. When a prince whose touch kindles life meets an assassin whose touch grants death, can both enemies fabricate a future together? With tension escalating and high stakes at court and on the battlefield, who will wield the powers of life and death? Could love really change a world after generations of war?

Lindsey, a historian who grew up in New York before moving to Canada and France, shared she has always been ‘fascinated by stories that asked deeper questions about what “life” and “death” really meant’ and that ‘writing this duology was a way to continue that tradition and explore all those threads in a brand new mythology.’

Bella commented that she ‘fell so in love with Lindsey’s lyrical voice and compelling characters,’ adding that Lindsey’s ‘incredible story is emotional, relatable and shot through with yearning and magic.’

Tor UK will be publishing The Sun Blessed Prince in hardback in spring 2025 and we cannot wait! Read the full article here.