Amy Kuivalainen’s upcoming Magicians of Venice series is a fresh and exciting new series blending elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance that are as dangerous and seductive as the beautiful city of Venice herself.
The series opens with The Immortal City, where we are introduced to Dr. Penelope Bryne, an archaeologist who is ridiculed by the academic community in her quest to find the lost remnants of Atlantis. When an ancient and mysterious script is discovered at a murder site with links to the lost city, she flies to Venice, determined to help the police before the killer strikes again where she meets the enigmatic Alexis Donato, who challenges everything she believes about the unexplainable and magical history of Atlantis. As Alexis draws her into the darkly, seductive world of magic and history, Penelope will have to use her heart as well as her head if she is to find the answers she seeks.
The Magicians of Venice series will take Penelope across the world to explore other mysteries such as ancient Rome and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
“I am super excited to be a part of the BHC publishing family as their first Australian-based author. I knew from the first conversation that my new series had found a great home, with people who are as passionate about storytelling as I am,” said Amy Kuivalainen.
“Ms. Kuivalainen’s series is richly steeped in lore, magic, and history and we can’t wait to introduce Dr. Penelope Bryne to the world,” stated Joni Firestone, co-founder/publisher of BHC Press. “Ms. Kuivalainen is a gifted and magical storyteller who will captivate readers with her writing.”
The Immortal City is slated for release in 2019. BHC Press retains World English rights.
About Amy Kuivalainen: Amy Kuivalainen is a Finnish-Australian writer who is obsessed with magical wardrobes, doors, auroras and burial mounds that might offer her a way into another realm. Until then, she will write about fairy tales, monsters, magic and mythology because that’s the next best thing. She is the author of The Firebird Fairytales trilogy and The Blood Lake Chronicles series that mash up traditional tales and mythology in new and interesting ways.
About BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of general fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for both YA and adults. To learn more about Amy Kuivalainen and BHC Press, visit the publisher’s website.