My Friday Love – Dragons & Julie Kagawa

Posted 4 October, 2013 by Pushy in Blog, Featured, Meme, My Friday Love, Pushy / 8 Comments

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It’s Pushy here today to share some Friday love with you!

My Friday Love is…

Dragons and Julie Kagawa!!!!

Today, I want to share some news which are actually not super “new” news, but it was for me so I decided to share it today as I was super excited when I first heard about it!

Title: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release date: November 2014 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)

INTRODUCING TALON—A NEW DRAGON SERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIE KAGAWA

Dragons and Warriors Face Off in a Modern-Day Battle

New York, NY, October 2, 2013—New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Kagawa today unveiled TALON, her new highly anticipated series from Harlequin TEEN. The Young Adult series, which has already been picked up by Universal Pictures, features dragons battling an ancient order of dragon slayers in a contemporary setting. TALON, the first book in the similarly named series, will be published on October 28, 2014.

The series revolves around dragons with the ability to disguise themselves as humans and an order of warriors sworn to eradicate them. The dragons of TALON and the Order of St. George have been at war with each other for centuries. The fabled creatures, whose existence is unknown by the general public, are determined to rule the world. Their foes, a legendary society of dragon slayers, are equally bent on driving the fabled beasts into extinction. However, when a young dragon and a hardened slayer unknowingly befriend each other, it has severe repercussions for both organizations.

“I’ve always been fascinated by dragons because no other mythological creature is as complex,” said Kagawa. ”They can be ruthless, savage monsters or loyal and noble protectors. That led me to thinking about dragons in the modern world—how they would adapt and fit in. How would they live? Would they have jobs? What about emotions and love? I hope to answer all these questions in TALON, while at the same time sneaking in the parts we all love in dragon stories—flying, fire-breathing lizards of doom.”

“Julie Kagawa breathes new life into every mythos she takes on, and with her modern dragon world, she outdoes even herself,” said Natashya Wilson, Executive Editor at Harlequin TEEN. “Unique and unforgettable, TALON is both a wildly entertaining read and a relevant book that explores the dangers of blind prejudice and absolute power and the transformative nature of love.”

Universal Pictures has picked up the film rights to TALON with Chris Morgan attached to produce. Morgan is the writer of the studio’s Fast & Furious franchise and the upcoming Keanu Reeves samurai movie, 47 Ronin, as well as the producer of the recently announced The Legend of Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“With TALON, Julie Kagawa has created an epic romantic adventure that is sure to be a benchmark saga of dragon lore,” said Morgan. ”I’m incredibly excited to help bring her vision to the screen.”

For more information about the movie option, click here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fantasy-author-julie-kagawa-sells-419678

 

So, these might be some old news for you guys who’ve been following HarlequinTEEN and Julie’s feeds, but I was so excited when I figured out what the big “SECRET” was that I had to share them with you all! 

So what did you think when you first heard the news?

Do you love the idea of a Julie Kagawa series about Dragons as much as I do?!?

Let me know!

Much Friday Love,

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8 Responses to “My Friday Love – Dragons & Julie Kagawa”

  1. I squeed a LOT when I heard the news, too!!! I LOVE anything with dragons and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with them!!!

    I hadn’t heard anything about the “project” before the announcement either so I’m glad you shared it 😉

  2. YAY! I loved her Iron Fey series, and The Eternity Cure, so I’m definitely looking forward to this 😀 And even if it wasn’t Julie Kagawa, a story about dragons and legendary societies of dragon slayers is pretty much an automatic add to my wishlist. I can’t wait!

  3. TALON sounds so good! I haven’t read Julie Kagawa’s other books (the horror, I know!) but this one sounds sooo good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Kristin

      And good lord, when I went on Goodreads to check this book out, it’s got release dates through the fifth book in the series up to 2019. I think publishers may be getting a bit ahead of themselves with this stuff!

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