Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
Taylor continues to build an irresistible fantasy world in this grim sequel to her masterful Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The war between chimaera and seraphim is in full force, with Karou reluctantly playing an essential and painful role. Having realized her destiny, she is now living it; feeling alone, abandoned, and betrayed, she is harder of body and of heart. Alternately focusing on Karou and her estranged love interest, the seraphim Akiva, Taylor traces their parallel discouragement at the perpetuation of bloodshed between their peoples. Since the first book is, at heart, a love story and a journey of self-discovery, its fans may be surprised to find this one is primarily a war story, filled with battle scenes, killings, anger, and hatred. The occasional scenes with Karou's Czech friends Zuzana and Mik bring welcome moments of lightheartedness and humor. Taylor's dazzling writing and skill at creating suspense are strong as ever; fantasy lovers will gobble up this book with satisfaction, even if it offers less of the cross-genre appeal that made its predecessor so extraordinary. Ages 15 up.
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THIS BOOK IS PHENOMENAL !
I have read Daughter of Smoke and Bone once then re-read it with the audio book!
I am smitten with Days of Blood and Starlight!
I am buying the audio book ASAP!
I know it's going to be a good sequel!
The first book was amazing, at first I didn't want to read it, it was just a free signed book at comic con, yet that's how I get into most of my favorites anyways. And when I read that book I felt like I was there, in her world, felt her love and her betrayal. I know this book will mold people's feelings into to the book, and will bring a great story that many will want to read over and over again!
This trilogy is wonderful
The second book of the trilogy, again, is beautifully and exquisitely written. Laini Taylor's style of writing is phenomenal. I absolutely love the books and trust me, if you've read the first book already, you'll want to read the next two because they will blow you away.