In this stand-alone companion to the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana's fantastical first date--as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to make the first move, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before leading him to the treasure: herself Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him. New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy--the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor's works include Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and now this illustrated companion, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of Lips Touch: Three Times and the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer and Silksinger. Her website is lainitaylor.com.Jim Di Bartolo is a mixed-media illustrator, painter, visual storyteller, and writer. In his freelance career he has illustrated novels, comic books, and role-playing games and painted private commissions. His collaborative novel with his wife, Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a National Book Award finalist. Chances are, he could probably use more sleep. His website is jimdibartolo.com. Laini and Jim live in Portland, Oregon, with their daughter, Clementine.