I have some big news! It's just been officially announced that my new book TYGER will be published this October 2022 by David Fickling Books!
It was announced in The Bookseller magazine; you can read the full article by clicking on the link, but here are a few highlights!
"David Fickling Books has landed Tyger, the fourth novel from SF Said, marking the return of his partnership with illustrator Dave McKean.
The synopsis for Tyger reads: “In a strange alternate world, where the British Empire has never ended, a young boy called Adam has uncovered something incredible in a rubbish dump in London – a mysterious, mythical, magical animal. A Tyger.”
Commissioning editor Rosie Fickling said: “Tyger isn’t just a book, it’s a gateway into another world. A world where we all have sparks, hidden powers, inside of us. It’s the kind of book where you start to wonder: What if? Could it be? I’ve had the privilege of immersing myself in this story with SF throughout the editorial process and I can’t wait to see the same light in readers’ eyes that I feel in me now. After reading, I hope they also find themselves increasingly noticing the world around them, looking more closely at a flower, at a grain of sand – and perhaps, every time they smell honeysuckle, hopefully whispering ’Is the Tyger nearby?’”
SF Said said: “I believe Tyger is my best book so far. I wanted to write a story even more exciting than Varjak Paw, and even more ambitious than Phoenix. It’s taken me nine long, hard years to do it but I am thrilled to be publishing it at last this year – the Year of the Tiger.”
I will tweet and post more about TYGER in the weeks and months to come - starting with a cover reveal of Dave McKean's incredible artwork next week!