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Daughter of Smoke and Bone : Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy - Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

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Published: 5th July 2012
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.

When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine Pie.

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  • Well written (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Page turner (4)

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    5.0

    Could not put down.

    By C.Knight

    from Melbourne

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

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      • Gift
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      Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

      Could not stop reading.

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      5.0

      Draws you in from the get go!

      By SAS

      from Victoria

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          Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

          This book is a brillaint read and one has no choice but to read the following 2 books.

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          5.0

          One of the best books I've read!

          By Moc

          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Well Written

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            • Holiday read
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

            I absolutely loved this series! I read all kinds of books and this one seemed to have so many genres and things going on at once. Definitely recommended if your into a bit of fantasy, romance and action. This book really keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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            4.0

            another great read

            By susanne

            from nsw

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
            • Well Written

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              • Gift
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              • Travel Reading
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              Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

              enjoyable read and looking forward to the other two books in this series

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              5.0

              "What we'll do for LOVE"!

              By Joey J

              from Mildura. Aust

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              • Couldn't put it down
              • Deserves Multiple Readings
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                I had never heard of this book and liked the sound of it, when trawling for new reads. What a surprise a bit different to what i usually read but couldn't put it down. Got engrossed in the story a how it was all coming together. All i can say is "What we do for LOVE".

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                4.0

                Will be a hit with Young Adult readers!

                By Liz

                from Sunshine Coast

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                  Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                  Easy to read. Some beautiful prose. Great young adult novel. Was hooked for the first half but the suspense dropped away for me during the flash back unravelling main characters past. Am looking forward to reading the second installment

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                  'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' Patrick Rothfuss 'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' Patrick Rothfuss DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment. John Connolly Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy. Guardian Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one. Stylist The world-building descriptions and language stop your heart and then, like a defibrillator, start it up again. New York Times You don't want this book to end ... it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive. Easy Living Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid. Financial Times A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends ... Mesmerising. Marie Claire Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why ... Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down. Bella Trust us, it's brilliant Heat A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman ... It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters ... It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success. We Love This Book Thrillingly fresh and new. The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. (Seriously, cancel all plans once you begin; you won't want to put it down.) Entertainment Weekly For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels ... inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross. Sunday Telegraph A mesmerising novel on an epic scale. Glamour It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment. Sun You'll be mesmirised by the twists and turns of the first in this new trilogy. More 'Laini Taylor pushes the boundaries of realism as she weaves in an age-old (fairytale?) story of the war between angels and demons with the world of today. Extremely gripping with the right dose of romance thrown in, this one is an out and out page turner.' Sunday Guardian's Essential Reading list, India

                  Laini Taylor

                  Laini Taylor (born 1971) is an American young-adult fantasy author. She is best known for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

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                  ISBN: 9781444722659
                  ISBN-10: 1444722654
                  Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 448
                  Published: 5th July 2012
                  Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.7
                  Weight (kg): 0.31
                  Edition Number: 1