Robert V. S. Redick's debut novel The Red Wolf Conspiracy has only been out for a few weeks but is already making a big noise in the UK speculative scene, and has been earmarked by several other bloggers as an early contender for debut of the year.
Now, American readers can look forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. John Jarrold, Redick's agent, has just announced a three-book deal with Del Rey for a six-figure sum (in US dollars).
Looks like Redick is already hot property. Soon I'll find out if the hype is justified, as I begin Red Wolf tomorrow. I'll hopefully have a review up in the near future.
In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a review of Gail Z. Martin's The Blood King, which I finished yesterday.