” . . . Whatever went on in the ash fall landscape and blood crusted world of war where her creations went forth to do violence. It wasn’t her concern. She conjured the bodies. That was all. What more could she possibly do ?“
“It was the deed that matter not words. Do the thing. Kill the monster. Change the world”
– Laini Taylor, Days of Blood and Starlight
- Release Date: January 16th 2013
- Length : 15 Hours 25 Minutes
- Genre: Fantasy
- Publisher : Hachette Audio
Synopsis: An 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 a world suffered for it. . . 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?
Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight is the stunning continuation of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone story. I started this audio book the day it came out and I seriously did NOT want to finish it. Taylor’s beautifully written sequel continues the tumultuous tale of war, love and hope.
Placed on different sides of a thousand-year-old war, Karou and Akiva have made their choice and now must find some way of peace for their people, but a war this old doesn’t die so easily. Resurrections must continue, war must continue, but is their a place in this world for the hopes and dreams of two lovers ?
Days of Blood and Starlight is one of the most epic love stories you will read. Initially I was caught of guard by the insta-love in the first book, but the conflict and obstacles faced by Akiva and Karou will have you constantly wondering if love can prevail.