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Muse of Nightmares

Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,038 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Times best seller, Strange the Dreamer, from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the best-selling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

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 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 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"[Laini Taylor] has spun another mesmerizing tale with captivating twists and turns, an array of intriguing characters, strange and beautiful language, and baroque flourishes of the imagination." (Horn Book)

"A sequel that surpasses the original." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Part adventure novel, part romance and part exercise in epic myth-building, it's gorgeously written and full of surprises." (NPR)

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Just. Wow.

Honestly, I loved it as much as the first one. this series was my first on audible, because I'm picky about the person who reads it. But the guy who read these had a really nice, smooth, soothing voice. He was also really good at all the voices. I loved the story because it was so new and original, and I would recommend it.

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Better than the 1st!

This book definitely doesn't fall into the second book slump. I, personally, loved this one much more than the first! Very excited for those who have waited for this one!

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Terrible over the top teen trash

the only reason i didnt return it was because i returned my last book and gave it a chance, which i should not have done. this was simply painful to get through. every character is an over emotional hyper exaggerated annoying mess. when everyone is hyper emotional, emotion stops being interesting or adding to the story. just awful. if you are 12 or this is the second book you have ever read then go for it. better to start at the bottom early in your reading career.

The only reason I took of points for the performance is that Steve West did these weird accents on a bunch of the characters. I don't know if he just made them up on his own or was instructed to do so but since the characters became extremely annoying the accents made it all the worst.

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  • AJ
  • 10-30-18

great

good story continuation, just more of a sexual focus than I was really wanting. Still drawn into the world and the story! You get more in depth with all your favorite characters from Strange the Dreamer

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I’ve never read anything like it

It was pure magic. It was sheer deliverance of the purest gold. Wonderfully written! I honestly wonder what my life was like without this book.

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glorious

incredible reading of an utterly gorgeous book. here's hoping a sequel is in the works

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A satisfying conclusion to Strange the Dreamer

While I thoroughly enjoyed the previous book, I was annoyed that its ending was so inconclusive. Happily, this followup resolves the plot threads that were left hanging, and manages to introduce a new and more dangerous crisis for the heroes to deal with. It also answers important questions readers may have relating to the origins of the gods seen in the previous installment. Like the last book, this one leaves you wanting more, but this time it's in a good way - while I'd love to hear about the further adventures of Lazlo, Sarai, and the rest, I don't feel like anything was left unresolved this time around.

As with the previous book, the reader does a good job being clear and understandable, and he brings unique voices to the characters that help them stand out from one another.

Recommended.

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  • Erik
  • FALL RIVER, MA
  • 05-09-19

Another excellent work by Laini Taylor!

Amazing, vast microcosm of fictional work, transporting the reader across worlds and emotions. This work indulges one's appetite for the magical and mystical, and it seems there'll be yet another sequel, cannot wait! Also, Steve West is a wonderful story teller.

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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!

I absolutely adored this novel. simply fantastic! laini Taylor is a breath of fresh air ❤

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not as good as the first story

Not as good as the first book. Too much telling of the background story and reminding the reader of what was already told.

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