Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on March 28th, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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 or 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?
Whimsical. Ethereal. Lyrical. Laini Taylor has created another world that makes the heart ache with the knowledge that it’s not real. And with characters who are fleshed out so clearly that you look up and expect to see them in front of you, Strange the Dreamer is
almost sheer perfection.