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Fantasy series the Dandelion Dynasty is getting a feature adaptation from DMG Entertainment who has picked up THE GRACE OF KINGS with plans in the works for a franchise. The series from Ken Liu is described as “silk punk,” or a blend of sci-fi and fantasy that also utilizes classical East Asian antiquity.
Scribe Michael Ross has been tapped to pen Grace of Kings which centers on the bandit Kuni Garu and fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice.
DMG’s Dan Mintz produces with Chris Cowles executive producing. The book was published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster and Saga Press.
Liu’s work has won and been nominated for multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, including the short story The Paper Menagerie and the novella The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary.
Ross has previously written Fallen and The Throwaways.
This news was first reported by Variety.