We are excited to announce that Tammi Publishers has acquired Finnish rights to Mintie Das’s YA pirate series, Storm Sisters (Rovio Books 2014).
Tammi, one of Finland’s largest publishers and part of the Bonnier group, is known for its children’s and young adult titles, among which are the Harry Potter series and Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy. Rights to the Storm Sisters series were previously sold to Gramedia in Indonesia.
“I have a strong feeling that Mintie Das and the Storm Sisters have just embarked on a great adventure, and Tammi is excited to be part of this journey. A historical setting paired with five modern, persistent and gutsy girls is a combination that can´t go wrong. In this series, Spice Girls meets Pirates of Caribbean. Full sail ahead!”
– Saara Tiuraniemi, Publisher, Tammi
The series continues to gather momentum internationally: last week it was included on Publishers Weekly’s list of International Hot Book Properties!
Set in the late 1700s but told in a lively, contemporary voice, The Storm Sisters series follows five girls from different corners of the world who defy expectations and face dangerous enemies by sailing the high seas on their own. The series, which takes the female heroism of The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments to the next level, starts with The Sinking World, and continues with The Frozen Seas in 2015. Please contact the Agency for a full English manuscript of Book I: The Sinking World!
For more information visit the Storm Sisters official site, and see an interview with author Mintie Das!
About Book I: The Sinking World (ca. 400 pp.)
After the tragic events of what has become known as The Day of Destruction – a day when they were intended to die along with their families – Charlie, Sadie, Liu, Raquel and Ingela find themselves on the high seas all alone. While a group of girls living on their own isn’t the norm in the 1780s, the Storm Sisters are starting to realize that making the impossible possible is what they do best.
The girls strive to maintain their legacy as part of a covert and ancient organization known as The Storm. Their primary mission, however, is to survive so that they can find out what really happened to their parents. Amidst pirates, hurricanes and other hidden enemies, this is not an easy task.
About Book II: The Frozen Seas
The girls continue their quest toward the frozen seas of the North. New information is revealed as the Storm Sisters find out shocking secrets about their past. But will the girls be able to survive on their own? And who are their real enemies?
About the author:
Mintie Das was born in India and raised in the U.S, but has traveled around the globe. She has worked in corporate PR and marketing for 15 years. Das has also worked as an editor, and organizes international criminal justice symposiums for governments in Bulgaria, Dubai, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Malta, and the U.S. She resides in Helsinki, Finland.
Full English text of Book I
Synopses of Books I-II