Book Sale Announcement (Force of Fire, Scholastic): Abigail McAden at Scholastic has acquired Force of Fire, a middle grade standalone novel by Sayantani DasGupta. The origin story follows Pinki, a fire-clan rakkhoshi, who wants nothing to do with revolutions or do-goodery, but only wants to finally learn how to control her magical flames. When she makes a secret deal with Sesha, Prince of Snakes, to try to do just that, she finds herself becoming the reluctant leader of her country’s fight for freedom from the serpent empire. Publication is set for summer 2021; Brent Taylor at Triada US did the deal for North American rights.
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