Novelist Liz Williams has inked a  three-book deal with Prime Books for her new series, The Worldsoul Trilogy. The series carries the epic tagline: “What if being a librarian was the most dangerous job in the world?”

Williams (pictured, via) is the author of the Detective Inspector Chen series and a Philip K. Dick Award nominated author. She described the book: “it’s about a stolen library, an unstable monorail, several renegade sphinxes and much else besides. It’s more fantasy than SF.” Paula Guran from Prime Books acquired the series. Shawna McCarthy from The McCarthy Agency negotiated the deal. Publication is scheduled for 2011 or early 2012.

Here’s more about the series: “The first book focuses on Worldsoul, a great city that forms a nexus point between Earth and the many dimensions known as the Liminality: a place where old stories gather, where forgotten legends come to fade and die—or to flourish and rise again…” (Via io9)