September 27, 2011
September 27, 2011
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
The eternally compelling dance of angels and demons is transformed into pure magic in Laini Taylor's fantastical young adult novel. Living in Prague and studying art, blue-haired Karou longs to know where she comes from. But Brimestone, one of the kind monsters who raised her, refuses to tell Karou anything. Careful to keep her school life separate from her dark family life, Karou crosses through portals, traveling the world in search of all manner of teeth for Brimstone. But when she finds a series of black handprints on the portals and is viciously attacked by an angel in Marrakesh, everything changes and Karou is plunged into painful, starcrossed love and an ancient battle that could mean the end of everything.
- Online Item #: 13705737
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-8600
- ISBN: 9781611132977
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported