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?
Yes I enjoyed this book, but did I love it like book 1? No. But I enjoyed it, and I liked the beauty of the words, and the quotes at some chapter beginnings. I finished it, almost in a day. I could not put it down. But, yes it had its share of shortcomings that did not make it as awesome as book 1.
And now I will try to see why it was not as great. Good, but not great. Made me want more, but not great.
I think it was because of Eliza, was she in book 2? I have no idea, but she showed up and I was all confused, was I supposed to know her? Or was she just suddenly thrown in?
The love between Akiva and Karou lacked some of that passion from earlier books. Now it felt lukewarm.
I expected more from Angels showing up on earth. Just more craziness.
Stuff happened, but at the same time stuff did not happen. It felt like there was too much of nothing, a filler book. It could have been shorter.
But, it was still a good book. I was not disappointed, though, the end...that was rather ominous. Will there be more?
Paperback, UK, 613 pages
Published April 17th 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton
Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3