Strange the Dreamer: A Writing Competition

Strange the Dreamer: A Writing Competition

Enter our latest competition to win a copy of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!



ANNOUNCING a new competition in partnership with Hodder Books celebrating the publication of Laini Taylor's new novel Strange the Dreamer


Write an original story inspired by the novel's extract or your own dreams and you could win a brand new copy of Laini Taylor's book, hot off the presses from Hodder & Stroughton. Winners will be chosen by the author herself, who's taking time off from her fantasy novel-writing to read your stories!



About the Book

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as dangerous as she is in danger.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.


Read the Extract


The Competition

To participate in this competition, read the extract of Strange the Dreamer, and:


1. Write a story about gods and mortals.  


2. Write a story or a poem on one of your most memorable dreams (or nightmares!)


3. Write an alternate story for the character Lazlo. It can be a backstory, a fanfic, a different story, or a new beginning...




3 winners will receive copies of Strange the Dreamer from Hodder Books!



More on the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine Pie. 


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No co-author entries

This competition is open to everyone

There is no word limit


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The competition closes 23:00 GMT May 12, 2017

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