The highly acclaimed fantasy debut Daughter of Smoke and Bone is being made into a film
Laini Taylor's first novel, which came out in September, tells the story of a girl who lives two very different lives. Set in Prague, the mysterious Karou is a blue-haired, tattooed art student with boyfriend troubles, but she is also the go-between of two worlds, the portal to which is closing.
Universal has bought the film rights to the trilogy, which is tipped to fill the gap Harry Potter and Twilight will leave when Breaking Dawn: Part II is released next year. The second Daughter book will be released in September.
Taylor (pictured) said: “My goal is always to write stories that readers will want to climb inside of and live in, and which – I hope – will allow them to just lose themselves in the page. It is a hugely thrilling prospect to think about Universal and filmmakers translating my world onscreen and giving it a second life in such a grand way. I’m over the moon.”