The author of the best-selling "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" fantasy trilogy has a new three-book deal.
Laini Taylor has signed with publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to write three young-adult novels.
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The publisher announced Thursday the first book will be called "The Muse of Nightmares" and is scheduled for fall 2016. It says the book is a "high fantasy" work about a clash between humans and the offspring of gods.
Taylor's "Lips Touch: Three Times" was a National Book Award finalist in 2009. Two years later she began the "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" series, which ended last year with "Dreams of Gods & Monsters."
Film rights to the trilogy have been acquired by Universal Pictures.