Laini Taylor, author of 'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' fantasy trilogy, has new 3-book deal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The author of the bestselling “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.

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.