A Dark Background audio deal

I can now officially announce I’ve signed a 2-book deal with Audible for the series I signed with 47North — tentatively titled A Dark Background!

Audible and I have developed a fantastic partnership which has worked out extremely well for both of us, so I’m very happy to sign another deal with them.

In Publishers Marketplace language:

Mitchell Hogan’s A DARK BACKGROUND books I and II, an epic fantasy series about a demon summoned by a desperate sorcerer and bound to serve against his will, to Audible (audio rights), in a two book deal, in a good deal, for publication in 2018, 2019.


If you read my earlier post on why I’m self-publishing Revenant Winds, then you’ll know that retaining audio rights is an important business aspect for me. Which is why this separate 47North and Audible deal is such a great outcome.

As the publication process of the series progresses I’ll have more announcements. So keep an eye out for more information!


A Dark Background overview:

A forsaken battleground buried by time.

A deadly secret warded by sorcery.

When Tarrik Nal-Valim, demon of the thirty-seventh order, is summoned by a desperate sorcerer known as Serenity, he is bound to serve against his will.

Serenity compels Tarrik to protect her from colleagues hellbent on her destruction, and it seems they have good reason, for Serenity is sworn to bring back a great evil, and all the battles the world has ever known will pale into insignificance when the Adversary is freed from his prison.

But Serenity is not quite what she seems—sorcerers never are—and before long, both demon and master are caught up in a terrifying flood of murder, intrigue, and insurrection. Tarrik is running out of time, as every step they take brings the world closer to the brink. For if Tarrik continues to do as Serenity asks, untold misery and darkness will be unleashed; but if he refuses, it will be at the cost of his eternal essence—a true death for one of his kind.



  1. Steven Ott says:

    Dark Background sounds great!
    I’m actually almost to the end of Revenant Winds.
    Do you have plans to continue with those?
    I really wanna see if Nicklaus makes it!

  2. MitchellH says:

    I will definitely be writing a sequel to Revenant Winds, as soon as I can! 47North wanting two A Dark Background books was a complete surprise, and I had to drop everything else and focus on those. It has thrown my schedule out of whack, and made it look like I’m all over the place, but with any luck I’ll have Revenant Winds book 2 written toward the end of 2018.

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