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Oliver Potzsch Lands Deal for Historical Novel

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has picked up the North American rights for Oliver Potzsch‘s new stand-alone historical fiction book, The Castle of Kings.

Potzch is the author of The Hangman’s Daughter series. HMH recently published the fourth installment, The Poisoned Pilgrim.

Publisher Bruce Nichols negotiated the deal with the German publishing house, Ullstein.

Here’s more about the book:

“A sweeping 16th-century romance and mystery set against the backdrop of the Peasants’ War, featuring a forbidden love between Agnes, a strong-willed aristocratic daughter with ancestral secrets, and Mathis, the son of a blacksmith who loves to tinker with the brand-new invention of modern firearms.”

According to an email from executive director of publicity Lori Glazer, Ullstein has scheduled a release date for fall 2013.

The publisher plans to release another Potzch novel, The Ludwig Conspiracy, on September 3rd. (Photo Credit: Gerald Von Foris)

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