Alyson Noel, author of the bestselling Immortals series, has landed a 7-figure deal to write a new series called Soul Seeker. The deal, with the Griffin imprint of St. Martin’s Press, is for four books. Noel described the new series to The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog :
It’s a young adult supernatural novel and it’s a completely new world. The Immortals is set in Laguna Beach, California, and this book is going to be set in the Southwest, most likely New Mexico. So it’s going to have a very different atmosphere, landscape and feel, and it’ll explore themes of Shamanism and the ability to walk through the Upperworld and the Underworld and to walk amongst the dead. It’s about a 16-year-old girl who is quite different from Ever, the protagonist in the Immortals series, who starts suffering the symptoms of what appears to be a psychotic break. But her grandmother recognizes it for what it is: her heredity ability—her father had it as well—to walk between the Upperworld and the Underworld.
Alyson Noel’s new Soul Seeker series should be out in 2012. She says on her blog  that she must first finish the sixth and final Immortals book, which is due in 2011. She also has Radiance, an Immortals spin-off, coming out on August 31.
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