I’m so excited that MuggleNet is part of the official Strange the Dreamer blog tour! We’re big fans around here of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, so it is especially exciting to get to share her latest masterpiece with you.
In case you haven’t already heard your friends raving about Strange the Dreamer, here’s a little more information about the book:
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 to 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?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke and 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.
Welcome to Weep.
In the world of Strange the Dreamer, your dreams pick you — and Lazlo Strange thinks that his dream made the wrong decision. Personally, reading this novel made me think about how dreams change over time. Ever since I was seven years old, my dream was to be a teacher. Then, in my first semester of my senior year in college, the reality hit me… I no longer wanted that future. I had worked towards a single goal for so long, but the profession of teaching had changed so much that it no longer appealed to me. I temporarily found myself without a dream, without a goal — and without a purpose. It definitely wasn’t easy, but it was the best decision of my life. Since my big realization, the opportunities I have had, the people I’ve met, and the new dreams I have created are so much bigger than I originally planned. I want to write; I want to travel; I even have a dream where I stay at my aunt’s in France for a month and travel all over Europe. If I’ve learned anything, it’s not to let what you are doing now limit your dreams for the future. Dreams are supposed to be larger than life. Not only is Strange the Dreamer a great read — it helped remind me of just how important dreams are.
If you’re intrigued, check out the first chapter of Strange the Dreamer on Mashable!
And if you don’t take our word for it, let the author herself convince you!
Are you convinced you need to read this book yet?! I hope so, because we’ve partnered with Little, Brown to give you the chance to win your very own copy – and more! One very lucky reader will receive the following:
- copy of Strange the Dreamer
- sleep mask and aromatherapy pillow sleep mist
- luna moth enamel pin to watch over your dreams!
Please note that this giveaway is open to US residents only.