'Harry Potter' producer to make 'Shadow and Bone' fantasy

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'Harry Potter' producer to make 'Shadow and Bone' fantasy
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 1:53pm

DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Leigh Bardugo’s bestseller Shadow and Bone, about an orphan girl whose ability to harness a rare magic makes her one of her nation’s most coveted warriors. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/12/dreamworks-harry-pottershadow-and-bone/

I never heard of this book until I read this article ... just wondering if anyone else has read it? .

Excert from the article:

The book is set in a fantasy version of Russia called Ravka, which is bisected by a territory called the Shadow Fold, brimming with a breed of flying fiends who feast on human flesh. The leadership of Ravka studies children to find those who can wield the power of the elements — fire, wind, water — or can mystically heal, then recruits these powerful young ones into the elite monster-fighting squad known as The Grisha, while all others are conscripted into brutal life in the regular army.

Alina Starkov is one of the latter — a seeming nobody who serves as a mere cartographer until her best friend, Mal, is wounded in an attack, triggering her latent ability to harness the power of light. Not many others in Ravka can do that, and Alina becomes both a prize and a target due to her rare abilities.

I checked on Amazon and the first 5 chapters are availble for free for Kindles; I'm downloading that now, just to see if I like it.

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Sounds interesting, Lucy.  Let us know what you think about the sample chapters.


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I read the first five chapters last night; it's pretty interesting. It covers the unexpected unleashing of Alina's powers, her being proclaimed Grisha and carried away by the Darkling, who seems to be in charge in some way. It leaves me wondering if The Grisha is the good side or the bad side in the story. I think I'm going to have to read the whole thing now! LOL