It also won a striking number of Game of the Year awards. Given a budget to make the monsters Geralt fights believable, it could surpass The Lord of the Rings. Of course, before he can deal with that internal conflict, he must put his realm, the Dreaming, back in order after being held prisoner on Earth for 75 years. The Fanbase : Goths, Tori Amos fans, and people who started reading books for fun at a really early age. Everything we know so far: After nearly 30 years of attempts to adapt The Sandman into a feature film, Warner Bros.
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The rumors are true. The tangled story of Morpheus, King of Dreams is becoming a Netflix series! Following the announcement, Gaiman took to Twitter to clear up some confusion about his role in the series. Both span thousands of years of history and see characters learning they are more than their titles. Although, the Corinthian is a far less agreeable chap than Aziraphale. Though the comic was a magnet for Gothy types, it really appeals to just about everyone who gives it a shot.
Presumably, its best qualities will make it irresistible to Netflix subscribers and reviewers alike. Based on: J. A war across most of Middle-earth ensues. In February , Amazon teased fans with a beautifully illustrated interactive map of Middle-earth extending into the far east region not included on maps Tolkien made himself, though he sketched out some topography for the area in his notes.
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Various enemies and allies of both sides appear as the main characters learn more about their fate and even cross into parallel worlds. Consulting producer Harriet McDougal edited the Wheel of Time novels written by her late husband Jordan and is the current copyright holder. In June , Rosamund Pike signed on to star in the series as Moiraine, a woman who leads a group of youngsters across the worlds in an attempt to find the Dragon Reborn.
Pike will also serve as a producer on the series. Judkins boasts credits on CF seasons of Agents of S. The key issue now is whether or not Amazon will have money to develop another property with an epic scope once LOTR begins production. Martin likes to tell while characters eat sweet meats and plot their next move in the Game of Thrones. Also based on the stories he tells his audience while the author is not finishing The Winds of Winter.
Everything we know so far: At one point, HBO president Casey Bloys said there could be as many as five prequel series after Game of Thrones completes its run this year. And as for the other show concepts, two are said to still be in development with one focusing on the Doom of Valyria, a cataclysmic event that saw the Essos city destroyed and sent the Targaryens fleeing for Dragonstone.
Everything we know so far: The British Broadcasting Corporation commissioned an eight-part adaptation of the entire trilogy in In September , HBO came on board to produce the series, acquiring worldwide rights to the series outside of the United Kingdom in the process. Other cast members include Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Pullman was surprised by the intense scrutiny the Potter books received from religious groups in the U.
Set on a world that is really a disc held in place by four elephants standing on the back of a turtle, Discworld is both a parody of early fantasy works and a sweeping universe in its own right. Thanks to the series, Prachett was the U. While Discworld does not tell one single overarching tale, its characters weave in and out of story lines, with characters like Death receiving major ongoing tales and constant cameos. Based on: The seven Narnia novels by author C. There, the Great Lion Aslan — a manifestation of Jesus Christ — teaches the children life lessons while giving them dominion over the land.
The series eventually pivots from the Pevensie children to their cousin Eustace Scrubb, who goes from being a right git to a proper hero of Narnia. Santa Claus also makes a cameo appearance. Everything we know so far: On October 3, , Netflix announced it acquired the film and television rights to the Narnia book series.
Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber will serve as executive producers for the television series and as producers for features. In June , Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich signed on to oversee the adaptation as an overall creative director for both the television series and the planned films. But as the series eventually changes protagonists, the switch to Eustace always made Narnia a tougher theatrical sell. He may fare better on television. Based on: The stories of Robert E. An accomplished warrior in his teens, Conan became a pirate, thief and mercenary before claiming the throne of Aquilonia in his forties by strangling the man who was sitting in it at the time.
Unfortunately, the project appears to be stuck in development hell as Amazon devotes its resources to series like The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. Late in rumors surfaced indicating the entire series was kaput, but there has been no confirmation that this is the case.
Across eight novels, a number of short stories and numerous connections to his other writings, the series details the journey of gunslinger Roland and his band of friends as they attempt to reach the Dark Tower — anchor point of the multiverse — before the Man in Black can destroy it. In fact, King says as much in a foreword to the novel series. But it grows by leaps and bounds as King discovers a way to tie Mid-World to Derry, Maine, and his other favorite locations.
But the sweep of the epic was always an ill-fit for the sort of movie Sony seemed interested in making. It is a retelling of the Arthur legend though the eyes of Nimue, the Lady of the Lake as she journeys to deliver a sword to the wizard Merlin. Along for the ride is a young mercenary named Arthur. Both are attached to the project as executive producers, alongside Zetna Fuentes, who will also direct the first two episodes. Production began in March, but no release date has been set. The new protagonist may be the best thing going for the project.
The main series tells the tale of a famed scribe and biographer listening to the stories of an adventurer, arcanist, and musician named Kvothe, who appears to have settled into a retirement as an innkeeper. Both the author and Miranda are said to be developing characters for the series, which will air on Showtime when it finally emerges from development.
The premise will reportedly revolve around two traveling musicians a generation prior to the events of the main novels and eventual film series. Chances it will be a Certified Fresh hit: It all depends on when it happens. Since the movie appears to be further along in development, it remains to be seen how much crossover will exist between it and the series. Agents of S. And without that strong tie to the films, it is unclear if fans will take to new characters without Kvothe as a unifying force.
Also, this is assuming the film itself is a Certified Fresh hit. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues.
Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors. Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for an The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather's dagger and the murder of his family.
On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her. But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?
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Sort order. Nov 30, Elise Stokes rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy. Scott Bury is a talented storyteller and had clearly done his homework before launching into this one. His writing is solid and vivid.
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I had no problem picturing setting, mythical creatures, brutal battle scenes, and feeling the emotional turmoil warrior Javor experienced with the loss of his family, betrayal, and other challenges he faced on his quest. Javor is a brilliant character, brave, fierce, loyal, compassionate, and autistic. The clues are in how other characters react to Javor and how their reactions dumbfound him. He is simply who he is: wonderful and heroic.
I have one caution, which I only give because I have seen this novel labeled as Young Adult. It contains explicit sexual content that makes it unsuitable for younger readers, in my opinion. The Bones Of The Earth is not written for someone his age. Oh, I almost forgot to mention my favorite scene, which is probably the most epic action scene I have ever read: a battle with a dragon. Talk about vivid! Bury sure knows how to choreograph and describe a fight. Apr 06, Will Granger rated it it was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to much more from him.
I liked this coming-of-age epic filled with believable characters and situations, tense action, and mystical, magical elements. This is the story of Javor, a young man unknowingly destined to defend the world against evil forces pouring out of the east. The story begins with a fertility ritual led by Vorona, the village witch and performed by th The Bones of the Earth, Part 1: Initiation Rites is the first novel by author Scott Bury. The story begins with a fertility ritual led by Vorona, the village witch and performed by the adolescent members of the village.
Bury deftly accomplishes several things in this scene. First, he introduces the characters as typical young people, a bit confused about life, but eager to become adults. It also shows Javor to be naive, which makes his later ascendance even more appealing, as the reader sees how much he grows during the story. Unaware of his destiny as a conqueror of evil, Javor gets his first taste of combat when Elli is captured by Avars, a pack of savage horsemen. He rescues her, exhibiting a both natural talent for fighting and an unshakable courage in the face of extreme danger.
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Javor returns a hero, and his life changes when he meets Photius, who convinces Javor to join him on a quest to drive evil from the lands. The rest of the story is filled with intense action as Javor and Photius encounter a variety of monsters and creatures; each time Javor learns a bit more of just how powerful and capable he is. Eventually, Photius admits that he is part of a secretive group of warriors and that he believes Javor to be destined to join the group and lead the defeat of evil forces coming out of the east.
Bury does a great job here, combining violent, exciting action, with Javor's reluctance to accept his new role. Javor is a realistic young man, pulled in different directions by confusion about what he ought to do with his life. Still, and perhaps despite Javor's reluctance, we see him growing in power and confidence, and he eventually starts to accept, and thrive in, his new role. The violence, combined with several scenes in which Javor is intimate with female characters, makes this more suited for older teens. The novel also contains many characters, which help give it a foreign feel.
This makes it initially difficult to keep track of them, but it becomes clear after a few chapters. The real strength of The Bones of the Earth is that Bury has created a realistic character chosen by fate and destiny, who is able to fight magical, mystical forces with his very human strength, skill, and determination.
I look forward to reading more of this series Aug 20, Cinta rated it really liked it. I have absolutely loved this book and I was very sad when I reached the ending. Javor, the main protagonist, is a very special character and it is amazing to see the story and events develop through his eyes. Great book for lovers of both fantasy and historical fiction. When the village where Javor lives gets attacked by a hideous creature, Javor's life will change dramatically. Join him in his way to Constantinople, a trip that will be full of dangers, finding enemies, dragons, and other creatur I have absolutely loved this book and I was very sad when I reached the ending.
Join him in his way to Constantinople, a trip that will be full of dangers, finding enemies, dragons, and other creatures. Little by little, he will learn more about why the events happening are happening like that. People think that Javor is weird, but while you read, you discover why he is so special, and that was something that I loved about this book.
It is sweet, it is innocent, and it is completely honest. One of my favourite characters from now on. I highly recommend this book. The only bad thing I found, and that's why I removed one star, is that there are many typos and some missing words. It doesn't make the reading difficult, but it can be a bit annoying. Nov 25, Roger Eschbacher rated it it was amazing. When his people are attacked -- first by vicious horsemen, then by an unspeakable horror from the depths of a dark pit -- village outcast Javor finds abilities stirring within that hint he might not be destined for the life of a simple farmer.
Armed with his great-grandfather's special dagger, Javor first sets out to rescue two village girls, then to seek revenge for his parents deaths -- the very beginning of an epic quest where nothing less than the fate of the human race is at stake. Author Sco When his people are attacked -- first by vicious horsemen, then by an unspeakable horror from the depths of a dark pit -- village outcast Javor finds abilities stirring within that hint he might not be destined for the life of a simple farmer.
Author Scott Bury demonstrates his considerable writing skills by masterfully weaving a story that, at times, has you holding your breath as you wonder what's coming next. Especially enjoyable is how he plays out Javor's gradual realization of what his true destiny might be. Part one of "The Bones of the Earth" series, I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment. Highly recommended. Jul 12, Frederick Brooke rated it it was amazing.
I love books that take me to another place and time. Set in the 6th century C. The hard-scrabble existence of these people is described in exquisite detail, their huts, their food, their weapons, their superstitions. The book begins with a fertility ceremony in which the young fertile members of the tribe are brought together to get going on the mating process. But in this book, scenes of haunting beauty are quickly replaced by violent pillaging at the hands of brutal raiders.
The raiders lash out and kill indiscriminately, and take two of the young women with them. Javor and his friend set out to try and rescue the women. Javor is an immensely likeable hero, flawed, unique, strong, courageous. Danisa, the young woman they rescue along their travels in dangerous, dragon-infested parts, provides a female foil to keep Javor in a perpetual state of longing and existential confusion. The dynamics between these three main characters are constantly shifting, and perfectly intertwined with developments in the plot.
The characters are three-dimensional, and sparks fly in their dialogue. Another strength of the book lies in the monsters. And there are other monsters, here, many other monsters I urge the author to finish the sequel. This story MUST go on. I believe it was foretold The plot is solid, the pace is quick, and the characters are well written.
Typically I read two or three books at a time, jumping from one to the other between sittings. I was not able to do that with this one. My intention to read the first chapter or two failed miserably. Several hours later and I found myself half-way through the book. When you follow the main character, Javor, you can expect excitement. What you can't expect are the plot twists. The most unforgivable sin in any form of storytelling is predictability. That is not an issue with this book. You never know what's around the next curve in the road, hidden in a dark cave, or even whom you can trust.
Just when you think it's safe - WHAM! The world that Bury writes about is familiar to anyone that is a student of history. He has researched the era for accuracy and deftly blends fantasy with reality. Before long, you begin to wonder if some of his fantastic creatures and characters really existed in our distant past. The story pulls you in, and the action pushes you from one page to the next. It's a heck of a good story, and I highly recommend it. May 02, Haresh Daswani rated it it was amazing.
It did take me time to get to reading this book due to pending work, and honestly, thanks to this book, my load of work has further increased. The moment I have started reading this book, I found it almost impossible to put it down. Scott has a very fluid and colorful way of telling a story, and it does not stop and drag in the middle, he brings you from one place to the next, like a vagabond, awaiting to see what comes next, and who will be the next girl beside the main hero. Fantasy stories have It did take me time to get to reading this book due to pending work, and honestly, thanks to this book, my load of work has further increased.
Fantasy stories have not been my most favorite, but this book has suited me very well. I like Scott's imagination and methodology and was curious on how he could try to pull off a fantasy without looking like a me too.
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He did a great job. A book I highly recommend for others to read. Feb 28, Gillian Andrews rated it really liked it. This a vivid and compelling first novel. Scott Bury has the knack of making his scenes spring to life, which should make it a strong contender for a film deal at some stage.
The mix of real fact and history with fiction is potent, and the plot is nicely complex. This genre of book is quite a departure for me but I found this story to be amazingly detailed, thought provoking and captivating on many levels.
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It is very apparent that a tremendous amount of research went into the writing of this book and coupled with the amazing characters and plot twists I could not put this book down. Javor has just turned 14 years of age when his story begins. His village is violently attacked by horsemen and then by a horrible monster that attacks and kills his parent.