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Muse of Nightmares - Laini Taylor

Paperback Published: 4th October 2018
ISBN: 9781444789041
Number Of Pages: 432

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Book 2 of Sunday Times bestselling Strange the Dreamer

The mesmerising sequel to Sunday Times bestselling Strange the Dreamer

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?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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An utterly enthralling conclusion

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Muse of Nightmares is the eagerly awaited sequel to Strange The Dreamer by American author, Laini Taylor. After the exciting climax of book one, Lazlo finds himself blue (a god) while his new-found love, Sarai, once a god, is now a ghost, having not survived the fall from the citadel above Weep. Minya has Sarai's ghost tethered, but what she's demanding in return is surely too much? Meanwhile, the remaining faranjis make a discovery in the rubble of the exploded anchor of the citadel. And long ago, in a land far away, the youth of an arctic town hope for a change in their fates with the arrival of a strange ship of blue-skinned gods. Taylor concludes her duology by giving her clever and imaginative plot even more twists and turns. Her characters are suitably appealing or repulsive as required, although those stereotypically nasty ones develop further, proving all is not quite so simple. Taylor's world-building is smooth and subtle: there are no info dumps here. Her descriptive prose is often gorgeous. This tale has all the required elements of a fantasy adventure: heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses with amazing powers, warriors, ghosts, monsters and fantastic craft, dreams and nightmares, alchemy, magic and a mysterious metal called Mesarthium, cruelty, coercion and kindness, romance and heartbreak, and all contained within a gorgeous cover. All that was left hanging in Strange The Dreamer (which must be read first) is beautifully resolved, while leaving some scope for further adventures. An utterly enthralling conclusion.

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Praise for STRANGE THE DREAMER: - -

[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

ISBN: 9781444789041
ISBN-10: 144478904X
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 4th October 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

Laini Taylor


About the Author


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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