Here’s an alternative view of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Where do YOU stand?
I can see thousands of teenage girls getting seriously into this. So where to begin describing it?
When Karou’s friends in her Prague art school look at the pictures of the demons (Chimera) in her sketch book, Grimstone the wishmonger, and Issa the beautiful, gentle snake-woman, they love her imagination. But in her other world, in the world of Brimstone’s shop where he exchanges teeth for wishes, it is her “exotic” human drawings that Chimera are drawn to.
Karou – a human girl – has no idea who she is, only that she grew up in Brimstone’s shop and continues to run errands for him in the human world. She knows nothing of where the Chimera come from, or the terrible war they are fighting in another world. But one day she is attacked by an angel, and is told to warn Brimstone that…
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