• Partout sur la Terre, des êtres ailés laissent des empreintes noires sur des portes. Ailleurs, dans une officine sombre et encombrée de bocaux, une créature étrange commence à manquer de dents humaines. À Prague, une jeune étudiante en art se retrouve au coeur d'une guerre millénaire entre deux peuples. Elle s'appelle Karou, a dix-sept ans, et remplit ses carnets de dessins de monstres qui peut-être sont réels. Elle parle de nombreuses langues - pas toutes humaines - et a les cheveux bleus. Une question la hante : qui est-elle ?

  • Le faiseur de rêves

    Laini Taylor

    • Lumen
    • 19 Avril 2018

    C'est le rêve qui choisit le rêveur, et non l'inverse...
    Il est une ville, au centre du désert, où nul n'a le droit de se rendre sous peine de mort. De ses entrailles sortaient autrefois d'interminables caravanes chargées de trésors mais, depuis deux cents ans, la cité est coupée du reste du monde... Pire encore, un soir d'hiver, le nom de ce lieu de légende s'évanouit en un clin d'oeil de la mémoire de tous - Lazlo Lestrange, orphelin de cinq ans à peine, ne fait pas exception à la règle. Frappé au coeur, le petit garçon restera irrémédiablement fasciné par cette énigme.
    Quinze ans plus tard, il travaille dans la plus grande bibliothèque du monde, à Zosma, en rêvant de fabuleuses découvertes quand, de la Cité oubliée, émerge tout à coup une curieuse expédition venue recruter les meilleurs scientifiques du continent. Pourquoi diable s'obstiner à réunir ces esprits éminents ? Mystère... Et pourquoi Lazlo voit-il donc ses songes se peupler de visions étranges - à commencer par une déesse à la peau bleue pourtant assassinée, des années plus tôt, par les habitants de la ville interdite ? Qui est-elle vraiment ? Comment le jeune homme, qui ignore tout de sa légende, peut-il bien la voir en rêve ?
    Rien de tout cela n'est possible, bien sûr - mais pareil détail a-t-il jamais empêché un rêveur de rêver ? Songes, monstres, dieux, fantômes, alchimie et guerre totale : après quatre années d'attente, Laini Taylor, finaliste du National Book Award américain et auteure de séries multi-récompensées, nous livre enfin un aperçu de son nouvel univers, à la plus grande joie de ses nombreux fans.

  • 'WOW. I wish I had written this book' - Patrick Rothfuss 'The world-building descriptions and language stop your heart and then, like a defibrillator, start it up again' - New York Times Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-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. Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

  • It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... This November, the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT

  • From the author of the astounding must-read novel DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, comes a vividly imaginative short story, GOBLIN FRUIT (from the award-winning short story collection LIPS TOUCH).

  • 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. 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!

    Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him.

  • From the author of the astounding must-read novel DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, comes a vividly imaginative short story, SPICY LITTLE CURSES (from the award-winning short story collection LIPS TOUCH).

  • The book that everyone has been waiting for . . . the much anticipated final novel in Laini Taylor's breathtakingly imaginative Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

    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. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

    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. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

    What power can bruise the sky?

    From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

    At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

  • In Victorian times, goblins offered sumptuous fruits in exchange for maidens' souls... and were usually successful. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy young women? Discover the answer in GOBLIN FRUIT.

    In SPICY LITTLE CURSES a demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test the curse placed upon her.

    And in HATCHLING, six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy is unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.Karou is a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague, but she has a second life working as the errand-girl to the creature Brimstone from Elsewhere: a world of gods, chimaeras and seraphims. But her already extraordinary life is pushed into new realms when the door between Earth and Elsewhere begins to close and Karou is thrust into a war that could change both worlds forever.With DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT and DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS in one place you won't have to be 'tearing at your hair and gnashing your teeth waiting for the next installment' (Stephenie Meyer) - step into a world of gods and monsters and be prepared for love, violence and magic aplenty.

  • *** PREPARE TO BE MESMERISED. THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAINI TAYLOR. ***Praise for Laini Taylor's DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS:'GRIPPING PAGE-TURNER' Marie Claire'THRILLING' Glamour'GRIPS LIKE A MAGICAL VICE' Daily Mail'UNMISSABLE' Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real? In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

  • Which is what one always
    hopes will happen:
    for life to take over and be
    bigger and more marvellous
    than what we can dream up on our own.**********In the gorgeously illustrated edition NIGHT OF CAKE & PUPPETS, a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy is brought to life: the magical first date of Zuzana and Mik. This is the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. **********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!Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him.**********'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' Patrick Rothfuss on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

  • La muse des cauchemars

    Taylor Laini

    • Lumen
    • 4 Avril 2019

    Le rêve comme seul rempart contre la violence du monde
    Il est un monde où hommes et femmes naissent avec un don précieux, dont seuls les plus puissants gagnent le droit de se servir en temps utile, mais toujours au nom de l'Empire. À respectivement seize et dix-sept ans, Nova et Kora rêvent du jour tant attendu où des envoyés à la peau bleue viendront enfin les enlever. Alors, seulement, elles pourront accomplir leur véritable destin.
    Très loin de là, à travers l'espace et le temps, dans la mythique Cité oubliée - qu'après tant d'années, Lazlo Lestrange peut désormais contempler de ses yeux -, retentit une explosion qui fait basculer son monde et celui de Sarai. Leur avenir ne tient désormais plus qu'à un fil, celui que manipule par la seule force de son esprit une enfant cruelle et meurtrie. À la fois plus puissant et plus vulnérable que jamais, le jeune homme va devoir choisir : sauver celle qu'il aime ou bien tous les habitants de la ville interdite jusqu'au dernier.
    Sans compter qu'un danger plus grave encore menace... Car l'oiseau blanc qui surveille la citadelle depuis toujours veille, et il est grand temps pour lui de passer enfin à l'action. Dieux, monstres, fantômes, mondes étranges et guerre totale, La Muse des cauchemars clôt avec maestria une série aussi poétique que haletante. Qu'on se le tienne pour dit : l'univers de Laini Taylor n'a pas fini de hanter nos rêves...

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