11:30 am EDT, April 26, 2013

‘Graceling’ by Kristen Cashore optioned by Reliance Entertainment

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Graceling by Kristen Cashore has been optioned by Reliance Entertainment in partnership with Kintop Pictures. Graceling was originally published in 2008.

Graceling is the first installment of a companion series set in a fantasy world known as the Seven Kingdoms. Graceling follows the story of Katsa, who lives in a world where select people are born with an extreme skill, called a Grace.  Katsa carries a very special Grace, that of killing and, as the king’s niece, is forced to execute his dirty work.

The novel was listed as one of Publisher Weekly’s best books of 2008 as well as School Library Journal’s best books of 2008. Graceling is followed by Fire and Bitterblue respectively.

According to Variety producer Deepak Nayar said, “We are very excited about a potential franchise with a strong and original female lead. Graceling offers an original storyline that we haven’t seen before that combines elements of ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’”

Reliance and Kintop are also partnered up on the young adult adaptation of Richelle Meads Vampire Academy.

About Kristen Cashore

Kristin Cashore wrote the New York Times bestsellers GracelingFire, and most recently, Bitterblue, all of which have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Graceling is the winner of the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, and Fire is the winner of Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. The books are world travelers, currently scheduled to be published in thirty-two languages.

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