Muse of Nightmares
the magical sequel to Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor
Book 2 of Sunday Times bestselling STRANGE THE DREAMER
'Muse of Nightmares is a philosophical fantasy adventure, an epic love story, a daring quest that demands to be read and reread and deserves to be remembered forever.' Katherine Webber
Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.
In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.
Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice - save the woman he loves, or everyone else? - while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.
As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with the thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?
'I was afraid to read too quickly because I didn't want it to be over . . . It will leave you changed forever' Samantha Shannon
'Taylor asks big questions about life and death in the new book, as humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the Citadel's near-fall.' Entertainment Weekly
Praise for Strange the Dreamer
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
AN AUDIBLE BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2017
A GOODREADS CHOICE BEST BOOK OF 2017
AN AMAZON BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2017
'Prepare to be enchanted' Sun
'Reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know' Heat
'Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other' Leigh Bardugo
'Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams.' Roshani Chokshi
Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is MUSE OF NIGHTMARES, book 2 of STRANGE THE DREAMER. 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!!
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02 Oct 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton
Laini Taylor writes like a musician plays, with precision and passion and harmony, each note perfectly placed, leaving her audience overwhelmed and transported . . . MUSE OF NIGHTMARES is a philosophical fantasy adventure, an epic love story, a daring quest that demands to be read and reread and deserves to be remembered forever. — Katherine Webber
As tragedy and triumph and empathy for both humans and godspawn are held in constant tension, the plotting is exquisite, with turns readers will never see coming and that yet make perfect sense in retrospect. — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, — Publisher's Weekly
[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
Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling — Kirkus
I was afraid to read too quickly because I didn't want it to be over . . . Laini has done something so special with this duology . . . It will leave you changed forever — Samantha Shannon
Consumers of magic/darkness will find their needs amply met. — Strong Words Magazine
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
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