Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying. Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness. This was not that world.
Sequel to the extraordinary DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE.
'A masterful mix of reality and fantasy with cross-genre appeal. Exquisitely written and beautifully paced.' -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels ... inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.' -- Sunday Telegraph on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' -- Patrick Rothfuss on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.' -- John Connolly on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' -- Guardian on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Trust us, it's brilliant' -- Heat on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'You don't want this book to end ... it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.' -- Easy Living on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why ... Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.' -- Bella on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.' -- Stylist on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends ... Mesmerising.' -- Marie Claire on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.' -- Financial Times on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman ... It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters ... It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success.' -- We Love This Book on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.' -- Sun on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE