Anne McNeil at Hodder Children's has bought three novels in UNDERDOGS, a new series by David Grimstone.
The first novel in the series is PANDORA'S DESTINY to be published in 2016. It focuses on a group of misfits who stumble on a black box that gives them inhuman powers but that also contains all the evils of the world.
McNeil said: "The joy of publishing is finding books that are so taut and well crafted - ones where you either want to be the main character or be next to them, sharing every twist and turn of their story. David is such a writer, and Pandora's Destiny is such a manuscript."