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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
 
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way aroundand Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries–including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.

 

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other.”―Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

* “Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “…Characters are carefully, exquisitely crafted, the writing is achingly lovely, and the world is utterly real…This is a thing to be savored.”―Booklist, starred review

* “[Strange the Dreamer] has all the rich, evocative imagery and complex world-building typical of Taylor’s best work. This outstanding fantasy is a must-purchase for all YA collections.”―School Library Journal, starred review

* “The luxurious prose and complex world building invites and rewards slow reading….Here readers will find characters to love and ones to hate and, ultimately, a world to be willingly lost in.”―Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

* [Readers] will dive into Taylor’s gorgeous prose and brilliant imagery and relish this story about dreams, love, monsters, gods, ghosts, war, and alchemy. Told from alternating points of view, this is complex but satisfying, a story about cultures meeting and clashing.”―VOYA, starred review

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