‘Shadow and Bone’ is the Netflix adaptation of the ‘Grishaverse’ novels created by Leigh Bardugo. The new season joins the list of fantastic book adaptations that have come to us recently, such as ‘Vampire Academy’, ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘The Mayfair Witches’ or very shortly ‘Percy Jackson’.
If you’ve already devoured season 2, here you go several fantasy books and sagas, which have not yet been adapted to film or television and they can help make the wait for the next season more bearable.
‘The Inhabitants of the Air’
the fantastic trilogy Created by Holly Black (also author of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’) and started by ‘The Cruel Prince’ is perfect to devour compulsively, because once you start you can’t stop.
Jude is a human raised in a fairy world. that he will have to make his way through palace intrigues, power struggles,
unresolved sexual tensionbetrayals and misleading truths.
One of the main sagas of Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Cosmere’, made up of two trilogies plus a third that is yet to come. Like the plot starring the crows, it all starts with a bunch of misfit charactersthe mistborn (people capable of using the powers of metals), who unite to overthrow the Lord Ruler.
Despite the fact that the ‘Shadowhunters’ saga has not had much luck in audiovisuals (with its terrible film adaptation and its even worse serial version), we have not yet seen the supposed adaptation that the BBC announced of the best trilogy of all the franchise, which can be read independently of all other books.
A new immersion in the magical world of Shadowhunters created by Cassandra Clare, this time in Victorian London. Action, mystery, friendship, forbidden romances and one of the most beautiful endings we’ve been able to read in fantasy sagas.
‘Chronicle of the King Killer’
It should be noted that getting into the saga started by ‘The Name of the Wind’ is to plunge into a quagmire comparable to that of George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, since we have been waiting for more than 10 years for Patrick Rothfuss to finish the third and final book of the trilogy.
Nevertheless, Kvothe’s misadventures in his quest to master magic are so fascinating that it is worth delving into its first two volumes and discovering the ins and outs of its journey. Will we ever see that transmedia adaptation that Lionsgate announced? At this rate, I don’t know if the third book will arrive sooner.
‘A dark tale’
Naomi Novik has two other successful fantasy sagas (‘Scolomancy’ and ‘Reckless’) but the one that reminds me the most of ‘Shadow and Bone’ is her self-contained novel ‘A Dark Tale’. A sinister forest threatens the existence of a town and is only kept in check by the intervention of a strange wizard. What can an ordinary young woman do to save her loved ones?
‘Chronicles of Lumatere’
Despite not being published in its entirety in Spanish, it is one of the best fantasy youth sagas that we have had in these parts. It begins with Finnikin’s journey to the Rock and the guardian of him by find a way to break the terrible curse that hangs over his countrybut it soon turns into something more.
The Melina Marchetta Trilogy shares some of the best qualities of the Bardugo saga: choral leadership, complex and nuanced characters, political intrigue, unexpected twists and a really interesting mythology.
‘The circus of the night’
We close with the self-contained novel by Erin Morgenstern, whose prose overflows with magic and imagination. With a mysterious circus as a backdrop, it tells us about the romance through time of two magicians. An impossible love, since both are condemned by a pact to face each other in a duel.
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