Days of Blood & Starlight
Once upon a time, and angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes... show more
Once upon a time, and angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
Publish date: 2012-11-06
Publisher: Turtleback Books 2014
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
I truly love this series! The characters are fantastic and the story is thoroughly engrossing. The world of this series is a wonderful blend of the real and the imagined and they fit together seamlessly. The cast of characters expands in this series and they are all beautifully developed. But A...
I predicted that this book was going to be really heavy after the way the first one ended, and I was not disappointed. This book's focus was not so much on the love story between Karou and Akiva, but rather, the atrocities of the war between their peoples, and the parallels between them. The auth...
Days of Blood and Starlight is the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. This book has all the ingredients needed for me to love it: impossible love between two enemies, badass female characters (can’t seem to get tired of that) and good against evil where the good is not that good a...
I still love these books so much, and I'm glad that I'm letting myself reread them. I like Taylor's writing and how this book has so much sadness in it but it also has relief it the right ways. I love that this book doesn't suffer from weak middle book syndrome. I can't wait to get to Dreams of Gods...
Taylor's style of writing reaches a slow-building crescendo that is well-worth the long attention span and extensive effort soaking in this book needs. There's an abundance of dark, heart-wrenching scenes revolving around Karou & Akiva, there's pounding, tense action, there's light glimmers of hope,...
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