Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®Thank you! Seventeen-year-old Karou leads a double life: as an art student in Prague with normal boyfriend troubles—and as a runner of bizarre errands for Brimstone, a scarred and saturnine sorcerer with the head of a ram and the lower body of a dragon. With similarly chimerical associates, he has raised her from infancy and dispatches her through magic portals to destinations all over the world. Switching points of view and settings, Taylor then fills in a back story that links Akiva and Karou in an older tragedy, while planting seeds that might lead ultimately to peace. The plot hinges on major contrivances, but along with writing in such heightened language that even casual banter often comes off as wildly funny, the author crafts a fierce heroine with bright-blue hair, tattoos, martial skills, a growing attachment to a preternaturally hunky but not entirely sane warrior and, in episodes to come, an army of killer angels to confront. 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.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Freaking amazing book. I didn't expect this to be this good. I couldn't put the book down,like literally. Everything fits perfectly ,the characters ,the story,everything. It is so unique and different from other stories. And it's actually the first book writte. And it's actually the first book written in third person that I enjoyed because I'm not a fan of third person books.
Meanwhile, a blue-skinned goddess girl and her supernaturally gifted companions walk the halls of an empty citadel, surviving on plums and rainwater. We talked with Taylor about her process, her reading list, and her fictional obsessions. Add to Bag. A character, an image, a line? That bumped into this other idea, about the unwanted, half-caste children of bad gods, and a story started to take shape.
This month sees the publication of Strange the Dreamer , first in a duology. Taylor spoke with PW from her home in Portland, Ore. Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? When I was a kid, books were always my favorite things. But what I called writing when I was in middle school was two things: crafting complicated worlds and crafting beautiful sentences.