Laini Taylor to release new 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' novella -- EXCLUSIVE

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters, the final installment of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, doesn’t hit shelves until April. But we’ve got good news for fans of the popular series. And better news if you’re a fan of Zuzana and Mik. On Nov. 26, Taylor will release a never-before-seen digital novella titled Night of Cake & Puppets about Zuzana and Mik’s first date.

From the official description: “In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy—the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it’s the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy,” her “voodoo eyes” are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or “Violin Boy,” her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It’s a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter’s night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy’s not going to know what hit him.”

The rights to the series have been sold in 33 languages, and the U.S. version of the cover is the one you see above. But for our friends across the pond, we’ve also got a first look at the U.K. version of Night of Cake & Puppets (below). Hodder & Stoughton will also release the novella on Nov. 26.

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UP NEXT: An exclusive excerpt from Night of Cake & Puppets (from Mik’s perspective)…

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