"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war." " " "This is not that world." " " Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and "what" she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke & Bone," Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, "Days of Blood & Starlight" finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For "hope." But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
About the Author
Laini Taylor is the author of several novels, including Days of Blood and Starlight, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine.
"It is written masterfully and filled with poetic lyricism that tricks you into believing you are reading a classic. The book is melancholy and the pain of the characters is so etched into the pages that after you put the book down you find yourself hovering in dark corners, muttering to yourself about the cruelty of the world. But don't let that put you off from reading what will become a classic in literature in the decades to come, for sure. I am eagerly awaiting book three. Mrs Taylor! Bring it on!"—Fantasy Book Review