How to Subtly Introduce a Magic System - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

One of the most impressive things about Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the way she introduces the magic system of her world. She develops her readers’ understanding of her story's magic in a way that feels suspenseful, subtle, and never overwhelming.

It’s tough to give the reader enough information to understand the world you’ve created without boring or confusing them. Introducing a magic system is especially full of challenges. That’s why in this post I want to analyze the delicate way Laini Taylor tackles these challenges.

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