The Hollywood Reporter just unveiled the cover of “Dreams of Gods and Monsters”, the final book in Laini Taylor’s epic “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy.
“Dreams of Gods and Monsters” starts where “Days of Blood and Starlight” left off, with Karou and Akiva discovering each other alive — although Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she’s ever known. And now, through an act of staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance.
When Jael’s brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, 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 – maybe even toward love. But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. 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
There’s also a short excerpt at the link, in which we get to be a fly on the cave walls for a few lines of a Seraphim/Chimera war council. 😉
The book will be released in April 2014. (So. Far. Away. *sigh*)