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Bloomsbury launches latest Sarah J. Maas novel

01 February 2024

Bloomsbury latest Sarah J. Maas novel - House of Flame and Shadow - reaches Number 1 globally on Amazon


1 February 2024, LONDON: Bloomsbury, the leading independent publisher, is pleased to announce that Sarah J. Maas' latest novel, House of Flame and Shadow, which was launched on 30 January 2024, has reached Number 1 globally on Amazon.  This includes reaching #1 in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and Spain.

House of Flame and Shadow is the third instalment in the Crescent City series, following global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath. This is Sarah J. Maas' 16th book, all of which have been published by Bloomsbury.  In addition, we have a further six books under contract with Sarah J. Maas.

As reported in our interim results in October, Sarah J. Maas sales grew by 79% year-on-year, reflecting strong backlist sales across all three series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass and Crescent City.

Fantasy has become extremely popular around the world. According to Nielsen Bookscan, in the UK the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genre has grown by 54% in the last five years.  At Bloomsbury, we are fortunate to represent not only Sarah J. Maas, but many other high-profile authors in the genre, including epic fantasy bestseller Samantha Shannon, Women's Prize winner Susanna Clarke, iconic storyteller Alan Moore, and Cixin Liu, whose Three Body Problem series is soon to be a huge Netflix release. Bloomsbury continues to invest in the remarkable talent to be found within fantasy writing through our newly launched Bloomsbury General list.

Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, commented: "Sarah J. Maas is a publishing phenomenon.  Her books have a huge audience which continues to grow thanks to Sarah's immersive storytelling, our major publicity and marketing campaigns, and incredible word of mouth. This latest novel of hers is set to break new records and we are delighted with the response so far."


For further information please contact:


Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Tamsin Garrity, Head of Investor Relations

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Hudson Sandler


+44 (0) 20 7796 4133

Dan de Belder/Hattie Dreyfus/Emily Brooker

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Bloomsbury is a leading independent publisher of fiction, non-fiction, children's, specialist, academic and professional titles, listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is one of the few publishers with a portfolio that includes both general and academic publishing. Bloomsbury's ambitious growth story has seen the Group become a significant global publisher with offices in the UK, US, Australia and India.


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