Saturday, October 9, 2010

Laini Taylor Plans to Write More Druj Stories!

This was too exciting not to mention... Earlier today Laini Taylor mentioned on Twitter that there was a discussion about favorite stories from her book Lips Touch: Three Times over at readergirlz. Considering she also said she talked about her own favorite in the comments, I had to go check it out. In her comment, she said that she definitely has plans to write more stories about the Druj from "Hatchling."

"Hatchling" is not only my favorite novella in this collection but also one of my favorite stories I've ever read - it's dark and eerie and beautifully written (but then, all the stories have lovely writing, even the one I wasn't that fond of as a story still had one of the most memorable passages I've ever read). Ever since I first read it, I've been hoping for either a full-length novel or more stories about the Druj. It's a setting that has a lot of potential for more tales and I'm glad to see there are plans to write more.

Also, I just discovered that I am actually not out of books written by Laini Taylor to read while waiting for Daughter of Smoke and Bone to come out - Laini Taylor and her husband Jim Di Bartolo (who has done artwork in her books and it is also gorgeous, just like Laini's writing) have a graphic novel called The Drowned.

Unfortunately it seems to be hard to find now, but it looks awesome and just went straight on my wish list:

Paris, 1800. Theophile has been moldering in an asylum for five years with no clear memory of how he came to be there. He wavers in and out of madness until the day that unseen forces compel him to escape and make his way back home to the haunted Breton coast. As he follows the tatters of memory back to the ungodly events of his childhood, striving to wring sense out of madness, he is pursued in turn by furious crows, drowned witches, a loved one long believed dead, a secret cabal of priests and a damaged orphan. Each carries pieces of a secret that emerges into two distinct but interwining tales of supernatural vengeance. As the ravages of Theophile's buried past catch up with him at last, a battle for power begins, and the stakes are no less than the fate of the lost souls in hell.


Anastasia said...

That's fantastic news! The 3rd story ins "Lips Touch" blew me away as well.

Kristen said...

Anastasia - Isn't it?! There's so much that could be explored in that setting. She won't be working on those stories immediately since Daughter of Smoke and Bone and its sequel are next, but it's definitely something to look forward to!

orannia said...

Am so happy for you! And the premise of the graphic novel sounds interesting!

Kristen said...

Orannia - Laini Taylor is one of those authors that if they write a book, I'll read it without even seeing what it's about. I don't care what it is. So hearing she's going to write more in the same setting as my favorite story by her is very exciting news. :)