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Publisher Description

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where THE PASSAGE meets PHILIP PULLMAN and TWILIGHT meets PAN'S LABYRINTH.

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.

When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

'Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' GUARDIAN

Fiction & Literature
29 September
Hodder & Stoughton
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Karouforyou ,

Angles and demons

What I thought was going to be your typical teeny love story explodes into a million pieces with the intricate and beautifully written story of Karou and her quest of self discovery. Could not put the book down, or my nagging theories of Freud's Oedipal complex...however that is all banished in the plot twist that sends tingles down your spine and fever into the narrative. An excellent read, bring on the sequel!

gret279867 ,


One of the most beautifully written fantasy books I’ve ever read.

Deb 715 ,

New Worlds

I absolutely love this series! A whole new world opens up in the first book. A world that exists along side our own. So descriptive and believable, you can just see the characters .

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