.Witchlands book seriesNew TV Series for Preteens and Teens

The Jim Henson Company has optioned “The Witchlands” books, written by best-selling author Susan Dennard, to be developed as a live-action television series.

The watchbands Books are published by Tor Books.   The third book release in the series, “Bloodwitch,” is set for February 2019.

“The Witchlands’ features a world of magic and astonishing characters that our Creature Shop can sink its teeth into and bring to life in an exciting and fresh way,” said Stanford.  “These books fulfill our desire to dive deep into a high fantasy world a la ‘Lord of the Rings’ or ‘Game of Thrones,’ where the women are the heroes and the world itself is seen through a feminine lens.”

About “The Witchlands”

Author Susan Dennard has become widely known for her young adult epic fantasy saga set in the imaginative world of her New York Times bestselling series published by Tor Teen, “The Witchlands,” told through “Truthwitch,” “Windwitch,” the special illustrated novella “Sightwitch,” and the forthcoming “Bloodwitch” (February 2019).

The “Witchlands” is set on a distant continent,  some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill. The series follows best friends Safi (a Truthwitch) and Iseult (a Threadwitch), as well as the cunning ship captain Prince Merik (a Windwitch), and the mysterious and powerful Aeduan (a Bloodwitch) as they must navigate warring empires, political machinations, and mercenaries who seek to use their magic for selfish gain.

 

 

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz -is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE, was released in October 2006 (Yotzeret Publishing)  and is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and has contributed to numerous print and on-line publications. She also teach writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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