Monday, 14 April 2014

Teaser Tuesday #12

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“I...I sang," she whispered, "if that matters," and Karou felt her heart pulled to pieces.

This Misbegotten warrior, fiercest of them all, had crouched in an icy stream bed to sing a

chimera soul into her canteen, because she hadn't known what else to do."

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

(Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)
by Laini Taylor
YA Fantasy
Kindle Edition, 613 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

My Thoughts
I can't even say enough good things about this trilogy.  I love, love love!  I've been waiting for this last book since last year, and it did not disappoint.  Now that it is complete, I think it's time for (another) re-read!

About the says so much about the journey these characters have been on.  I really can't explain the significance of the quote without giving away spoilers for those who haven't read the book/trilogy, but I can tell you that this is definitely one of the most significant scenes in this book, just because of who this character is and what she is doing...saving a chimera soul.

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