Ravenstone is a new children’s imprint with the U.K. Publisher Rebellion, best known for their character Judge Dredd, They just released their first book, Lupus Rex by singer-songwriter John Carter Cash.
Rebellion’s other imprints include:
Solaris – fantasy, science fiction, and horror, including books by James Lovegrove.
Abaddon Books – shared-world fiction, mostly in the urban fantasy genre
Jon Oliver, Rebellion editor-in-chief, said that a children’s imprint fits well with the publisher’s genre offerings. They plan to initially publish one book a season. Lupus Rex is a fantasy about an epic battle among crows, wolves, and other creatures for the crown of their world. In addition to being Ravenstone’s first book, it is also the first middle-grade title for Carter Cash, who has published three picture books. A sequel to Lupus Rex is already in the planning stages.
Ravenstone’s fall release will be Jan Siegel’s Devil’s Apprentice, a humorous book about finding a replacement for Satan, who is retiring.