05 March 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (21)


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?
Coming just around the corner on April 8th, Dreams of Gods and Monsters is the final installment of Laini Taylor's explosive trilogy.  Am I the only one who's going to go into this thing with absolutely no idea what happened in the second book?  Each book is so thick in terms of writing and content that it just slips right out of my brain after I'm done reading.  So this third book?  I'm gonna have to set aside a whole month to read this monstrosity.  (Hahaha!  See what I did there?  I use that pun with the very best of affections.)

Let me know in the comments below just what you're looking forward to this Wednesday. :)