Tor bags two fantasy novels from Lyons

Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Sky on Fire plus one other fantasy novel by Jenn Lyons, author of the critically acclaimed Chorus of Dragons series. Editorial director Sophie Robinson acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Chris Scheina at Macmillan US. 

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The Sky on Fire is a standalone fantasy adventure. In a world ruled by dragons and their riders, Anahrod lives only for survival, preferring to thrive in the jungles of the Deep. When an adventuring party saves her from capture by the local warlord, she is eager to return to her solitary life, but this is no ordinary rescue. Anahrod's past has caught up with her. And these cunning misfits intend to spirit her away to the cloud cities, where they need her help to steal from a dragon’s hoard.

Sophie Robinson comments: ‘There’s nothing I love more in epic fantasy than a band of misfits planning a heist and The Sky on Fire has the very best of them. Who wouldn’t want to steal a dragon hoard with a poet and an alchemist? Full of high-stakes intrigue, page-turning adventure and simmering heat, this is your next favourite dragon read.’       

Tor UK will publish The Sky on Fire in hardback and other formats on 9th July 2024.

About the author
Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats, and a lot of opinions on anything from the Sumerian creation myths to the correct way to make a martini. At various points in her life, she has wanted to be an archaeologist, anthropologist, architect, diamond cutter, fashion illustrator, graphic designer, or Batman. Turning from such obvious trades, she is now a video game producer by day, and spends her evenings world building and writing fantasy. When not writing, she can be found using any of her various fountain pens at several local coffee shops.

Twitter: @jennlyonsauthor

About Tor UK
Tor UK specializes in speculative fiction and is a destination for the best in imaginative storytelling. A sister company to Tor Books in the US, Tor UK publishes an impressive array of award-winners, bestsellers, household names and talented debut authors. Tor’s mission is to publish out-of-this-world genre fiction and bring readers books that spark joy. It strives every year to increase the diversity of its list, publishing authors from minority backgrounds and increasing positive representation of gender issues through fiction.

Reflecting all this, Tor UK was shortlisted for Imprint of the Year at the British Book Trade Awards this year. Bella Pagan, Tor’s Publisher, was shortlisted for Editor of the Year at these awards and received a ‘Highly Commended’ endorsement. Tor UK was also shortlisted for Imprint of the Year in 2022. Pan Macmillan publishes fantastic speculative fiction authors including Jennifer L. Armentrout, Douglas Adams, Olivie Blake, Zen Cho, Genevieve Cogman, Cassandra Clare, Peter F. Hamilton, Lucy Holland, TJ Klune, Freya Marske, Arkady Martine, Naomi Novik, Shelley Parker-Chan, Christopher Paolini, John Scalzi and Adrian Tchaikovsky. (

About Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is an international consumer book publisher based in the UK, publishing a very broad range of books in all formats, including print, ebook and audio, for today’s readers. Its adult book imprints include Bluebird, Macmillan, Macmillan Business, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Collector’s Library, Mantle, One Boat, Pan, Picador and Tor. Children’s Book imprints include Macmillan Children’s Books, Campbell, Kingfisher and Two Hoots. (

Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Ltd (MPIL), a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (, a large family-owned media company based in Stuttgart.

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