Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Love

Such an excitement!
I have a new author to add to my very-very-favouritest list. It doesn't happen nearly often enough for my liking (but probably more often than is good for keeping up with the laundry) but when it does it's a fireworks and champagne event.
This wondrous authors name is Laini Taylor and the book that has me stopped in my tracks with awe and wonder is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. She has a backlist (which I need to track down) but this is the book that has taken the world - including yours truly, by storm.  With the wonder of the modern world Daughter of Smoke and Bone has its own Youtube.

The azure-haired heroine is brave, resourceful, loyal and unique.
The plot is intricate, playful, heartbreaking and enchanting and hinges around teeth.
And daemons.
And angels.
And the war between the daemons and the angels. And forbidden love between one daemon and one angel.
I really didn't see how Taylor was going to make it all pan out. I couldn't work out at all what the thing with the teeth was all about. Teeth just lack that certain something in the romance and adventure stakes.
But not to worry.
It all pans out beautifully. All threads are tied.
Of course, there is a horrific emotional cliff-hanger, and the second book in the trilogy isn't due out for months and months and months, but the book is so satisfying, so rich and dense and lyrical. There are images in the book that will stay with me till the day I die. And I'm glad they will.
Action spans Prague, Morocco, the Daemons workshop and the world of Angels and Daemons.
I really want to go back.

1 comment:

  1. looking forward to reading it- sounds a bit like Sharon Shinn's archangel series?