Fantasy master signs publishing deal

HarperCollins announced the acquisition of world rights in six new epic fantasy novels by Raymond E Feist, the chap behind Magician.

Publishing Director Jane Johnson explained, "Raymond Feist is one of the true greats of modern fantasy. Magician was chosen by the public as part of the BBC TV The Big Read, and I am thrilled that Ray will be continuing his 22-year association with us, since we have published him from the very start of his career."