Daughter of Smoke and Bone

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,141 ratings

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Publisher's Summary

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers - beautiful, haunted Akiva - fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

©2011 Laini Taylor (P)2011 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,392

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!

    • By Coffee on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a 17-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Original story idea, not enough chemistry

    • By Jodie on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • Days of Blood & Starlight

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!

    • By Katheryne on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $21.66

    • Days of Blood and Starlight

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book Two
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    It began with the breathtaking Daughter of Smoke and bone... This November, the story continues in the astounding sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A "page turner"

    • By Anonymous User on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • Dreams of Gods and Monsters

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Kristin Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I still really hope there is more

    • By The Walkie Talkie on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dreams of Gods & Monsters

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

    In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Beautiful

    • By Katheryne on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Night of Cake & Puppets

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy", her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy", her courage deserts her. But Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoy the story with sound effects

    • By beth on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $6.83

    • Night of Cake & Puppets

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rabid Fairy + Violin Boy = Magic

    • By Amy on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Night of Cake and Puppets

    • A Daughter of Smoke and Bone Novella
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Emma Hook, Sam Alexander
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this new stand alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a funny and fantastical first date. In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy – the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it's the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful but I missed Khristine Hvam

    • By Moonglotexas on 09-14-14

    Regular price: $10.32