'Prepare to be enchanted' Sun
The magical Sunday Times bestseller by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy
The dream chooses the dreamer.
Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go 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 or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep to cut it off from the world? What 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 many more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo's dreams . . .
The magical sequel, MUSE OF NIGHTMARES, is now available to pre-order!
A recipient of the Michael L. Printz Honor award for excellency in YA literature
'A stunning, sensory feast of a novel' Dail Mail
'Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced' New York Journal of Books
'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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The author of the popular Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy returns with the first of two linked fantasy novels centred on orphan Lazlo Strange. All of Laini Taylor’s usual talents are on display here: colourful characters, enthusiastic world-building and a tone that’s equally engaging for teen or adult readers. Strange the Dreamer adds an anti-war message to its fairytale-style delivery, and Taylor balances her vivid imagination with a simple theme about the power of stories—and how our life choices shape our own.
In the first book of a duology, Taylor (the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy) again creates a complex and layered world of battling gods and humans. The tale begins 200 years after humans wiped out the powerful Mesarthim in a war so devastating that the city where it took place was said to have vanished and became known only as Weep. Lazlo Strange, an orphaned young librarian raised by monks, is obsessed with Weep and dreams of traveling across a dangerous desert to find it. Almost miraculously, the opportunity comes his way, and Taylor's story takes shape in Weep itself where, unbeknownst to humans, five "godspawn" each with a special power and the ghosts that serve them still endure, waiting to take revenge. While the pace is initially slow, momentum and tension build as love blossoms between two young people from warring factions, mysteries of identity develop, and critical events unfold in dreams, thanks to the gifts of a blue-skinned godspawn named Sarai. Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next. Ages 15 up.
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Really good just hope the follow up comes out soon