Robert Laffont acquires French rights to Storm Sisters by Mintie Das in a five-book deal!

StormSisters_IndonesiaDealThe Storm Sisters YA pirate series by Mintie Das (Rovio Books 2014) continues to create a splash around the world. We are happy to announce that Éditions Robert Laffont has just acquired French rights to five books in the Storm Sisters series!

“A refreshing combination of strong girls with big hearts, action, humor, romance and political intrigue across the seven seas, Storm Sisters had us hooked from the first page. Long live the Pirettes!”
– Glenn Tavennec, Éditions Robert Laffont, Publisher of the Collection “R” imprint

The Robert Laffont “R” Young Collection, created by Glenn Tavennec, is home to bestselling authors such as Rick Yancey, Kiera Cass, C.J. Daugherty and Lissa Price. Storm Sisters will be launched among the first titles of a new middle grade imprint, simultaneously with the Finnish publication, in late 2015 or early 2016.

Rights to Storm Sisters were previously sold in Finland to Tammi Publishers and in Indonesia to Gramedia. Please contact the Agency for an English reading copy of Book I, The Sinking World.

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.

The series was recently included on Publishers Weekly’s list of International Hot Book Properties.

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, who writes in English, is an Indian-American writer residing in Helsinki, Finland. 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.

FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Éditions Robert Laffont (Books 1-5)
INDONESIA, Gramedia (Books 1-2)

Reading material:
Full English text of Book 1
Synopses of Books 1-2