Talon by Julie Kagawa doesn’t hit shelves until October but Universal has optioned the book and hired Jay Basu to pen the script.
Julie Kagawa is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series. She is known for taking fantasy worlds that we think we know and turning them upside down.
Talon 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.
In a press release Kagawa spoke of her love for dragons. “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.”