YA Fantasy fans take note: Strange Chemistry has signed a whole trilogy by Danielle Jensen, the first book of which, Stolen Songbird, will be published in the Spring of 2014,
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Angry Robot Press Release - Strange Chemistry Signs Danielle Jensen in Three Book YA Fantasy Deal
16th May 2013 ~ For Immediate Release
Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of Danielle Jensen,
in a three-book World English Rights deal concluded by Strange
Chemistry’s editor Amanda Rutter and Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail
The first of the three books is called Stolen Songbird and will be published by Strange Chemistry in early 2014.
About Danielle Jensen
Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of
the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of
Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it
sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English
literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication.
Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing
Trolls are said to love gold. They are said to live underground and
hate humans, perhaps even eat them. They are said to be evil. When
Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that
there is truth in the rumours, but there is also so much more to trolls
than she could have imagined.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus,
the city she hadn’t even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape.
But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. She will have to bide her
time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something strange happens while she’s waiting - she begins to fall
in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been
bonded and married to. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see
that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods - part troll/part
human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a
rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its
As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus,
she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter from Goshawk’s Hollow. She
becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch.
Danielle Jensen said: “I am beyond excited to begin
work on the trilogy with Amanda and everyone else at Strange Chemistry.
It is a dream come true to see my novels on their way to publication.”
Strange Chemistry Editor Amanda Rutter said: “Stolen Songbird simply
stole my breath and my heart as I was reading it. I’ve always loved
fantasy novels, and this book feels like an absolute classic in the
making. For Strange Chemistry to be the home of this trilogy is a great