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Strange the Dreamer

By Laini Taylor

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A magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in the brand new, un-putdownable No. 2 Sunday Times bestselling novel from Laini Taylor.

*****Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller*****

'Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams' - Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star Touched Queen

'5*s: This whimsical and diverse tale reads like a dream' - Heat

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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 . . .

Biographical Notes

Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out :-) Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It's about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

Thanks for reading!!

www.lainitaylor.com; @lainitaylor

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[A] stunning, sensory feast of a novel . . . the story's plotting, emotional charge and sheer sensuality sweep the reader along with ever rising intensity. — Daily Mail
A complex and layered world of battling gods and humans . . . Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next. — Publishers Weekly
Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams. — Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star Touched Queen
The love between Lazlo and Sarai . . . is touching and well-drawn. You share Lazlo's dreams of the of the beautiful world from his stories, and Sarai's understanding of (and horror of) their actions, and genuinely hope for the pair of them. — SFX
5*s: This whimsical and diverse tale reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know. — Heat
Prepare to be enchanted. — The Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
In a magical world of warring gods and humans, an orphaned librarian hunts for a long-lost community — Grazia
Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling. — Kirkus reviews
The story's unexpected twists and revelations leave the reader enthralled, enchanted, and entirely entranced. — New York Journal of Books
Pulls you into its dreaming world and makes it hard to leave. — SciFiNow
Part adventure novel, part romance and part exercise in epic myth-building, it's gorgeously written and full of surprises — Tasha Robinson, book critic NPR
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