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Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Mr B's Summer Catalogue Review

Lazlo Strange, war orphan and librarian, has always had his head in a book, dreaming of the mythical city of Weep. So when the Godslayer and his band of legendary warriors arrive one day asking for help, Lazlo puts himself forward. But what skills could a librarian possibly have, and how could someone like Lazlo ever be the hero? A truly magical book with some of the most sumptuous and beautiful descriptions you’ll ever read.
Emma Smith (Mon 22nd May 2017)

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 & 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.
Kate Double (Thu 2nd Mar 2017)

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