Strange the Dreamer (Hardcover)
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
An instant New York Times bestseller and Michael L. Printz honor book Eleven best of lists including an NPR Best Book, a Goodreads Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Nominee, and more
From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.
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 form of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?
In this sweeping and breathtaking 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.
The answers await in Weep.
About the Author
Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion novella A Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger; the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times; and Strange the Dreamer. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.