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Muse of Nightmares

Strange the Dreamer, Book 2
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old. 

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise. 

She was wrong. 

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice - save the woman he loves or everyone else? - while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with the thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And, most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed, must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times best seller Strange the Dreamer.

©2018 Laini Taylor (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Amazing.

Really do I ever cry for a character. By the tears flowed free, the feelings conjured incredible. The love I felt for the characters, the flow of the story, the highs and lows .... all of them amazing. !!! Thank you Laini Taylor for brining this to life. Your a talent.

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Fantastic book!!

Lani Taylor is an amazing author with an imagination beyond imagination!! This book was breathtaking!

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  • Julie
  • 17-10-2018

Amazon ending!

On of my favorit book series of all time! So deep, so Wonderfull!!! Love it!

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  • Marjory
  • 11-10-2018

Perfection

Everything was perfect ! The audiobook and the writing. 10/10 would recommend! Read it now !

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  • Mazda
  • 14-10-2018

muse of nightmares

a must read for any and all dreamers. a captivating read till rhe very end. READ IT and thank me later

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  • KimberleyMai
  • 20-02-2019

fantastic conclusion!

I think I preferred the first book slightly more however, this was an amazing conclusion. it added a new dimension to the story, while developing the one that had already been set up. occasionally I felt some parts were over described, or repeated one too many times, but overalls this is a beautifully described world, with a whole cast of interesting characters. this was clearly a well thought out story and I hope there are more books in this world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2019

outstanding writing.

This has to be one of the best-written books I have ever known. Some of Laini Taylor's sentences had me almost gasping with their brilliance. Her use of the English language is second to none.
The Narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life and making the story so believable.


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  • Cefwyn
  • 12-02-2019

Excellent

An excellent conclusion to the story and equally as enjoyable. with twists and turns that I didn't see coming.

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  • Majinox
  • 07-02-2019

You have spoiled my ears for all other stories!

Stumbled across this and its prequel while hunting for a good listen.

After being enthralled by the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series I made the easy decision to dive right in.

Quite simply Laini Taylor is probably my favourite author after listening to these latest epics.

The narration was also absolutely superb and brings the characters too life in such a way that I believe no one else could have.

Next!

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  • Holty
  • 04-02-2019

Good work. liked listening.

it was a nice extension to the first book and developed well. particularly liked the detail of the characters.

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  • JM
  • 04-02-2019

great ideas weak story line

the author has some beautiful and creative ideas. it struggles at times with plot development, as entire chapters are dedicated to inner monologue that isn't really necessary

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  • HG
  • 03-02-2019

Excellent

What a fantastic story, and beautifully narrated. Had me hooked from the start to finish!

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  • Emma (Star Crossed Reviews)
  • 26-01-2019

Different to what I expected

After finishing Strange the Dreamer I needed to see how this story was going to pan out. I loved Lazlo Strange in the first book. He is such an enchanting character. His imagination is endless and you can’t help but want to be a part of that.

I wanted to LOVE this book but it just didn’t have the same punch as the first book. I enjoyed the story don’t get me wrong but it felt like there was something missing. I know I am in the minority here. This book had a different vibe to the first and it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting. There were a few revelations that just seemed to fall a bit flat to me.

I really enjoyed hearing more about the backstory of the ‘God’s’ of Weep. I enjoyed seeing where they came from and what life was like before they came to Weep.

I loved the characters in this story and the bonds they have. It was also nice to see more of Calixte and Thyron. Seeing these characters develop was very interesting.

Laini is very good at creating worlds and making them seem very very real. The story alludes to maybe a spin-off or a novella which I really hope does happen as I always love expanding stories and extra world building.

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  • Victoria
  • 22-12-2018

A Dream not a Nightmare

As with the 1st book.... I loved it! A muse for imagination, taking you to another world and making you feel like you will never come back.

The writing was beautifully written; the sentences flowed so smooth from one to the next.

The story itselfs.....as quoted from the first book, the author has 'dream up something wild and improbable, something beautiful and full of monsters' and written it into this beautifully strange dream of a book. The plot is fast pace and draws you in. Definitely engaging.

As with the rest of the book the characters are beautiful and very well written. From start to finish you feel and connect with these characters (while slightly finding a favourite). Laughing, crying and breathing with each of them.

I honestly could write an essay on why I would recommend this book and the 1st one too and how awesome it is....but don't worry I wouldnt'.....instead I highly recommend this book and if you are still unsure as to why I think this book is so amazing.....have a read and see for yourself.

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  • Book addict
  • 30-11-2018

Fantastic follow up - very engaging

I’m in my thirties and loved it even though it’s more aimed at the Young Adult audience. Steve West is a very talented narrator too. I was utterly absorbed in their world.

I listened to Daughter of Smoke and Bone after this and really didn’t enjoy it at all, but this series is great.