Jo Fletcher Books secures English rights for epic Indian fantasy trilogy

[Via the BSFA]

Jo Fletcher has acquired rights to a big fiction bestseller from India, The Shiva Trilogy by Amish, epic fantasy based on Indian mythology. The first two books in the series, The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas, have become a phenomenon in the Indian market,topping all the charts and selling close on a million copies so far, making it one of the bestselling series of all time in the country. The third volume of the trilogy is
due out next year. Jo Fletcher Books bought English language rights outside of the
Indian sub-continent and will publish the first book, The Immortals of Meluha, in the
UK in January 2013, and in the US in Summer 2014.

Since publication, the books have attracted a wide and devoted audience, including
this from the internationally bestselling author and guru Deepak Chopra, who said:
‘Amish’s mythical imagination mines the past and taps into the possibilities of the
future. His book series, archetypal and stirring, unfold the deepest recesses of the
soul as well as our collective consciousness.’

Publisher Jo Fletcher said, ‘I am thrilled to be able to bring this new Indian classic to
a wider audience. Amish has done a brilliant job of re-editing the book for a Western
audience who might not be so familiar with the legend of Shiva, whilst losing none of
the flavour of the text that makes this such a compelling read.’

Amish added, ‘I’m delighted to be partnering with a passionate publisher like Jo
Fletcher Books to bring The Immortals of Meluha into the UK market. I hope that all
British readers who enjoy fantasy, mythology and historical thrillers will like this
grand adventure of one of the most popular Indian Gods, Shiva.’


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