Eoin Colfer Signs Three Book Deal With Disney-Hyperion

Posted on May 26, 2011

Disney-Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide, has acquired the eighth and final installment of bestselling author Eoin Colfer's hit Artemis Fowl series. The final Artemis Fowl book, The Last Guardian, will be published in Summer 2012.

Colfer will also start a new series for Hyperion Books as part of an additional two-book deal. The first book in the W.A.R.P series, The Reluctant Assassin, will be published in Winter 2013. The assassin of the title is young Riley, who has fallen into the FBI's W.A.R.P. - Witness Anonymous Relocation Program -after a murderous escapade with a Victorian illusionist. Riley is transported to modern-day London, where he must both evade the illusionist and keep him from returning to Victorian times, where, with his new knowledge of all things scientific and technological, he could literally change the world.

Colfer says, "W.A.R.P. is an exciting new venture for me that combines a love of Victorian crime fiction, which I developed from reading Sherlock Holmes, and my fascination with science fiction, which has always been a hallmark of my books W.A.R.P. is dark and funny and hopefully thrilling, and I am over the moon that Disney-Hyperion Books is prepared to journey into the past and future with me."

Photo: Michael Paynter/Disney-Hyperion

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