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Strange the Dreamer (Hardcover)
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Lazlo Strange is an orphan, a librarian, and a dreamer. Obsessed with stories of the lost city of Weep, all Lazlo wants is to be part of a story — even if it’s someone else’s story. When a vanguard arrives from Weep led by the hero known as the Godslayer, Lazlo will do anything to join their cause. But their cause is something only Strange the Dreamer himself could have imagined, and he’s swept up in a story of humans versus gods, alchemy versus magic — a story that may belong more to him than anyone. With an intricately built world, deft plotting, and endearing characters, this is a book that could only have come from the inimitable storytelling mind of Laini Taylor. I would boldly venture that this is her best novel yet— Paige
This book is beautifully written, with such vividly enchanting characters and scenery. You will be swept up in the world Taylor creates. I can't wait for the next one in the duology!— From Keiana
An instant New York Times bestseller and Michael L. Printz honor book Eleven best of lists including an NPR Best Book, a Goodreads Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Nominee, and more
From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the form 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 two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?
In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
The answers await in Weep.
About the Author
Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion novella A Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger; the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times; and Strange the Dreamer. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.