Strange the Dreamer (Hardcover)

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Lazlo Strange is an orphan, taken in by monks along with hundreds of other children when he was just a baby. He is too wild and imaginative for the monks, and when he gets the chance to escape, he takes it, and is taken in at a great library to become a junior librarian. Meanwhile, there is another city that has disappeared, whose name has been entirely forgotten and replaced with the name Weep. It is Lazlo's dream to journey to the Unseen City and unravel the mystery, and he gets the chance when one of the leaders from Weep calls for talented people to join him and return to Weep to fix a mysterious problem. Once there, Lazlo finds the city of his dreams is trapped in a nightmare that it may not ever be able to escape from. Thick with dreams and emotions and a gorgeous, fantastical writing style, STRANGE THE DREAMER was a book that I did not want to end.

— Madeline


A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
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.
Welcome to Weep.

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author and a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the highly acclaimed Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316341684
ISBN-10: 0316341681
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 544
Language: English