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 person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly 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 more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke and 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.
[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
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