Sometimes, when I’m reading a book, I wonder to myself, how would this be like as a motion picture? We all have different imaginations and visionaries, but it’s still awesome to finally see a movie about a book or novel that we often enjoy.
The first book I’ll list is the second installment of The Dark Elf Trilogy called Exile, by R.A. Salvatore. This is a familiar setting for fans of Dungeons and Dragons, as well as Icewind Dale. The main character is called Drizzt, who is a Drow. A drow is basically a Dark Elf. He leaves his homeland, because he hates his own race, which are guilty of evil things.
This particular installment concentrates on the massive cave system called the Underdark, where Drizzt is trying to survive. Viewers, as well as Dungeons and Dragons fans, will enjoy this feature because it will have it’s sword and sorcery play, as well as it’s numerous battle sequences. Like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, it will include it’s vast variety of creatures, which includes Mind Flayers, Elves, Svirfneblins, and Hook Horrors. Hook Horrors, by the way, are massive monsters that possess bone-like hooks for hands, and a turtle-like body. Additionally, it’s head takes the shape of a vulture. It’s definitely a book worth reading, and a movie with promising action.
The second book to list is called Acheron, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s a story of an Atlantean God by the name of Acheron Parthenopaeus. When born, he was found disgusting by his own “father”. He was so disgusting, that his father had ordered the death of him. However, his mother, Apollymi, protects him by sending him down to Earth. Little did she know, her son would be passed around and sold as a sex slave for sick travelers and the wealthy.
Through out most of the beginning of the book, Acheron does not know he holds the fate of the entire world in his hands. However, one particular Goddess takes an interest in him: Artemis. When Acheron feels as if he’s found an equal; someone who would not treat him like trash and a torture toy, the Goddess betrays him. Bound to her, he finds himself leading an army of Dark Hunters, who are basically those who swear an eternity to serve Artemis.
Eventually, in the second part of the book, the God Acheron meets a woman named Tori; mortal in the modern day world, and falls in love with her. Several battles take place in the second part of the book; the fight for Tori’s life, Acheron’s life, and the fight against those determined to keep Apollymi at great distances, to never be released from her gilded cage to take her revenge and destroy the world, and all of mankind with it.
With battles, love, betrayals, and it’s vampiric creatures, as well as gods and goddesses, this books makes to be a pretty good movie in itself!
The final book I’d be glad to list is called Once… by James Herbert. This is my all-time favorite book, and I read it when I was still in High School about four or five years ago!
This novel is about a man named Thom Kindred. He’s pretty much handicapped, and returns to his childhood home in the middle of a forest in Little Bracken. When he was a child, he often remembered his own adventurous faery tales. However, as with most adults, he grew up… inside and out.
Upon returning, he notices strange occurances within the home, as well as outside the home, especially meeting a remarkably seducing woman named Nell.
His stay in this house takes him down a dark road of dark magic and faery tales. Erotic passion plays a huge part in this book, however, but the scary visionaries in this book is sure to plant nightmares in your mind.
One scene in particular, is when the dark witch, Nell, plants dark magic into his house. This particular spell plays with the victim’s fears, which in this case, Thom’s is the fear of spiders. Out of this cursed jar swarms thousands… millions on a variety of spiders that covers the house in a mass of black waves.
This would definitely be a terrifying, yet dark and passionate movie, but I’m sure most of the explicit scenes won’t be included.