Strange the Dreamer (Prebound)

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Lazlo Strange, an orphan who has spent much of his life secluded in a monastery, finds a welcome escape when he begins an internship at the Great Library at Zosma. There he becomes fascinated by tales of a lost city, overthrown by magic, known only as Weep. Soon, Lazlo is caught up in a plan to return Weep to its former glory, with the aid of several demigods -- one of whom, Sarai, falls in love with Lazlo. A world-building masterpiece punctuated by evocative dream sequences and a compelling love story, ending on a cliffhanger that will leave fans hungry for the next installment.

— Matt, Longfellow Books


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 just 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 Printz Honor Book Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella Night of Cake & Puppets. Taylor's other works include 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. Her website is
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606409872
ISBN-10: 0606409874
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
Pages: 560
Language: English