Daughter of Smoke and Bone heads to screen

Daughter of Smoke and Bone heads to screen

Fantasy novel Daughter of Smoke and Bone is set to made into a film after Universal Pictures acquired the worldwide rights.

Written by Oregon-based author Laini Taylor, the Hodder title is the first of a YA trilogy and has been picked as one of Amazon.com's Top Ten Books of 2011. The novels follow an ancient battle between angels and devils and a forbidden romance.

Taylor 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.”

The second book in the trilogy will be published in September 2012.