Bloomsbury to publish CRESCENT CITY, a brand-new adult series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas has taken the young adult world by storm with her Throne of Glass and Court of Thorns and Roses series, which have spent a collective 92 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers lists. Now Maas will write her first series for adults, beginning with Crescent City in late 2019.
Set in a world where humans struggle to survive amid intricate hierarchies of demons, shifters, angels, and countless other magical creatures, Crescent City tells the story of half-human, half-Sidhe Bryce Quinlan. After the brutal slaying of her best friend, Bryce joins forces with a powerful warrior-angel to hunt down the killer, leading them toward a treacherous enemy that could destroy the fabric of their world. The series will feature an array of captivating new characters, including a spitfire heroine who will stop at nothing to avenge her friend and protect her vibrant city, an epic world on the brink of war, and Maas’ signature heart-pounding romance.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled that my new series will have a home alongside my other books at Bloomsbury,” says Maas. “Crescent City has been a passion project from the start, and I’ve been working on it for several years now whenever I get the chance. I can’t wait to introduce readers to Bryce, its heroine, who I think would be very good friends with Aelin and Feyre. The world of Crescent City is more modern than those in my previous series (basically, if the Court of Thrones and Roses and Throne of Glass worlds had modern-day technology), but it’s still chock full of magic, brooding warrior-types, and mysterious and deadly creatures.”
Maas’ epic fantasy series Throne of Glass and Court of Thorns and Roses have captured the hearts and imaginations of readers worldwide with over 6 million English language copies sold. Combined, the series have been translated into 36 languages. Maas has also won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA Best YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi for the past three years in a row (for Queen of Shadows in 2015, A Court of Mist and Fury in 2016, and A Court of Wings and Ruin in 2017).
“Sarah is a masterful storyteller with narrative roots that hearken back to the great fantasy writers of our time,” says Cindy Loh, VP, Publishing Director US Consumer Division. “Crescent City’s rich, complex, new world and characters will resonate with readers across genres. We are thrilled to share her work with a wider audience.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Her books are published in thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
ABOUT BLOOMSBURY: Bloomsbury Publishing is the flagship imprint of Bloomsbury and has been publishing best-selling and distinguished literary fiction and non-fiction for over thirty years. The list numbers Nobel, Man Booker, Orange and Samuel Johnson Prize winners, featuring writers from all over the world and many diverse cultures. The fiction list ranges from the highly literary to the hugely popular, numbering many Sunday Times best-sellers. The much-admired non-fiction list includes works of cookery, history, biography and memoir, travel, science, nature, art and architecture, politics and current affairs.