This bedtime-reading perennial favorite features the kind of humanity you can only find in mice, ferrets, and rats. However dearly you hold this series in your heart, you have to admit: it would make a wonderful claymation/computer-animated film franchise. (Here’s a thought: get the team that did The Boxtrolls!)
Like all other Lin-Manuel Miranda fans (which is to say, everyone), we can’t wait to see what he does with the Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation. The story easily stands alongside fantasy greats like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones: you’ll follow Kvothe as he grows from gifted young mage to the world’s most notorious wizard. Add in some original musical numbers to boot? We’re sold. Still in the early stages of pre-production, there’s plenty of time to read this series while it still exists solely in the book world.
Think of the last time you read Harry Potter without picturing Daniel Radcliffe as the boy wizard. Can’t do it? (Neither can we—but no complaints.) With so many movie and television adaptations of fantasy series out there for the fandom to debate, it’s nice to remember you could fill a library with the stories that are still only available in book form—for now. Some on this list are already being adapted for the big and small screens!
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