Dutch rights of Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff sold to Clavis!

The Belgian publisher Clavis has acquired the Dutch rights to Naondel, the second part in Maria Turtschaninoff’s YA fantasy trilogy The Red Abbey Chronicles. They are publishing also Maresi, the first book of the trilogy, this summer.

“When love and passion, trust and deceit come too close, a woman must rise above herself. Naondel is an intriguing and compelling story that sucks you in and into the fight together with Kabira.”  – Philippe Werck, Publisher, Clavis

The Red Abbey Chronicles have been sold to 17 territories to date, and great reviews are coming in from all corners of the world:

”Maresi is totally herself, as well as a very real part of all girls, and, hopefully, of all of us. She is one of the great creations of contemporary YA literature.” – Magic Fiction Since Potter blog, UK

”Maresi proves to be an exact and riveting storyteller. She tells her gripping story simply and clearly, and has us hanging on her every word.” – South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

There’s so much magic in this book – on all imaginable levels.” – Tasmetu.de, Germany

Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles
English edition, Swedish edition (Book 1)
English sample, Swedish manuscript (Book 2)
English synopsis (Book 3)

Rights sold: The Red Abbey Chronicles
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)
BELGIUM, Clavis (Book 1-2)
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
CHINESE (Simplified), Shanghai 99 (Books 1-3)
DENMARK, Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1)
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Editions Rageot (Books 1-2)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
HUNGARY, Scolar Kiado (Books 1-3)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri (Books 1-3)
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1)
NETHERLANDS, Clavis (Book 1-2)
ROMANIA, Editura Univers (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs (Books 1-2)
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press (Books 1-3)
UNITED STATES, Abrams (Books 1-3)

About author

Maria Turtschaninoff

Maria Turtschaninoff is known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists. In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien, she counts Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin and C.S. Lewis among her favorite authors. She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, winner of the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, winner of the Thank You for the Book Award, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2020-2024), and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize.

Her Red Abbey Chronicles YA trilogy has been sold into 30 languages, while her first adult novel Inherited Land has been sold to 23 territories. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.


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