Announcing: Christopher Ruz
Today, I am proud to announce that Parvus will be publishing the Century of Sand trilogy by Christopher Ruz.
A little under two years ago, we announced that Parvus was open for submissions on Reddit and that we would consider previously self-published works, but that the bar would be high. One of those books which we received was Century of Sand by Christopher Ruz. It was a grim tale of a father rescuing the daughter he had given up in her infancy, and the struggles they endure to get out from under the reach of the mage who held her captive for so long. Ruz clearly had talent. He established a consistent tone early on in the book and the mystery around his characters, their pasts, and the motivations that brought them to the point where we joined them in the story were compelling.
At the time, the promise in the manuscript was clear, but the Parvus team was new and there were some challenges in the book that we didn’t quite feel we were ready to take on. It was almost a decade old and Ruz was a young writer when he had self-published Century of Sand. He had also released a sequel and had the third in the works. A series that was 2/3 complete was more than we were interested in taking on for an early project.
Fast forward to today. Ruz had kept in touch with us over the intervening time and we followed his other releases. It just so happened that he was querying a new novel at the same time that we were expanding our editorial team and looking to add a new series to our schedule. I asked Chris if he was still interested in re-launching Century and within about a month, we had a signed deal on all three books.
I’d been hoping, since the day I read those first pages of Century of Sand, that we’d end up working together and I’m glad things have worked out the way they did. More importantly, I know our readers are going to love this taut story that’s full of magic, action, and raw emotion. Look for Century of Sand in early 2019.
Read the Press Release here: 2017-11-06 Century of Sand Press Release