Book Talk…6/28/19: Laini Taylor’s Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. 2014 Hachette Book Group.
Amazon’s blurb: What power can bruise the sky?
Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera’s rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.
When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited–not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. 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 with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?
The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as–from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond–humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
My Review: Karou and Akiva are set to invade the Vatican although it seems they were expected. Back in the hotel room, Zuze and Miks discover that Karou’s adopted grandmother has betrayed them. Thrown out, Miks begs to recover his guitar so he can at least get them fare back home. The grandmother allows him. When he and Zuze leave with the scientist lady that has gone mad from her angel ancestry, Zuze wonders why Miks seemed so elated and terrified. He reveals his secret: he’s stolen all the gavriels and other wishes that Karou’s grandmother had hoarded all these years. They make a wish for the scientist to regain her senses and she does but far more than she realizes. Her angel ancestry and human have blended into something that makes her almost godlike. She says she has a map of all the worlds and will take them to reunite with Karou and Akiva in Eretz. The world is not as any of them left it. And a force is moving that may separate Karou and Akiva forever.
I LOVED it! It was full of action and intrigue, twists and plots, just a really, really good end to a trilogy. I’ve heard her Six of Crows duology is set in this world, so I’m going to pick that up for my tbr pile.