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Introducing faebound: PRESS RELEASE

HarperVoyager acquires new trilogy from bestseller Saara El-Arifi

London, date 2022

HarperVoyager has acquired Faebound, the first book in a new fantasy trilogy by

Sunday Times bestselling author of The Final Strife, Saara El-Arifi. Natasha Bardon,

Publisher at HarperVoyager UK and Magpie Books acquired UK and Commonwealth

(excluding Canada) rights from Juliet Mushens, Mushens Entertainment. The US

rights were also sold to Tricia Narwani at Del Rey via Ginger Clarke. Faebound will

publish in February 2024.

Faebound takes place in a world where Humans and Fae are long dead, and are

survived only by the Elves that now rule and fight over the remaining lands. It tells

the story of Yeeran Teila, a Colonel who becomes exiled, and her sister Lettle, a

seer. A series of dramatic events forces them to live amongst a hidden tribe of Fae,

and their attempts to find a way out to warn the Elves of the Fae they thought were

only a legend.

Saara El-Arifi said: "Faebound is a story I have long wanted to tell; a diverse cast of

fantastical creatures set in an immersive world influenced by west-African lore. It is a

tale of two sisters surviving in a warring land, but it is their relationships that soon

become the battleground, their secrets the weapons. I'm delighted to be

publishing with the team at HarperVoyager and Del Rey once again."

Juliet Mushens said: ‘I was delighted to see Saara’s debut novel instantly become a

Sunday Times bestseller and I can’t wait for a whole host of new readers to discover

her work with this gripping new series.’

Natasha Bardon said: ‘Saara is an exceptional talent and with every book writes

characters to fall in love with, worlds to marvel at and stories that will keep you on the

edge of your seat. I am absolutely delighted that we get to continue to publish her

and watch her star continue to rise.’


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