Never the Roses

Jeffe Kennedy writing for the first time as Jennifer K. Lambert's NEVER THE ROSES, pitched as THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR meets THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD, in which the world's most powerful sorceress reflects on her atrocities in exile as she awaits her death; but a lifetime of curiosity sends her on an otherworldly trip to the most extensive library in existence inconveniently owned by her nemesis; when she impulsively steals from him, they begin an unlikely correspondence, but when their warring kingdoms call for aid, they must choose between life, death, and love, to Ali Fisher at Tor/Bramble, in a six-figure deal , in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2025 (August 5, 2025), by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (world English).

Rights: Translation: Cheryl Pientka at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency
Additional rights sold: Rights also to Fazi (Italy) by Roberta Olivia of Natoli, Stefan, & Oliva; and Clever Media (Russia) by Julia Demchenko of Van Lear Agency