Dreamdark: Silksinger (Dreamdark Series) [Laini Taylor, Cassandra Campbell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Grade Level: Age. Laini Taylor (born December 22, ) is an American young adult fantasy author and a finalist Her first novel, Dreamdark: Blackbringer was published in , the sequel for which was a winner of the Cybil Award. However, she is. Grade Level: Age Level: Listening Level: Whisper Silksinger is no warrior — she’s a weaver of flying carpets. The last surviving member of her clan, .
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At a time when fantasy readers have an embarrassment of riches in choosing new worlds to fall in love with, this first novel dremdark a fresh, original voice is sure to stand out.
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Preview — Blackbringer by Laini Taylor. When the ancient evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way. However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries. While her kind live in seclusion deep in the forests of Dreamdark, she’s devoted her life to tracking down and recapturing devils escaped from their ancient bottles, just as When the ancient evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way.
While her kind live in seclusion deep in the forests of Dreamdark, she’s devoted her life to tracking down and recapturing devils escaped from their ancient bottles, just as her hero, the legendary Bellatrix, did 25, years ago.
With her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee. But when a devil escapes from a bottle sealed by the ancient Djinn King himself, the creator of the world, she may be in over her head. How can a single faerie, even with the help of her friends, hope to defeat the impenetrable darkness of the Blackbringer?
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To ask other readers questions about Blackbringerplease sign up. Is there any romance? Mays Yes, it’s a little slow moving but it feels really genuine. Is freamdark book intended for kids? How young of an audience is this best suited for? Mays 11 and up, it does not contain any gore or overly mature themes. See all 4 questions about Blackbringer….
Lists with This Book. Sep 03, J. Sutton rated it really liked it. Really excellent fish and chips with wonderfully battered and melt in your mouth Atlantic cod, malted vinegar and crisped chips!
Ah, nothing like excellent fish and chips! Blackbringer does establish a distinct world from that in Daughter of Smoke and Bone, one in which you can sit back and enjoy your fish and chips! View all 6 comments. Blackbringer is well done fantasy fiction with faeries.
The storyline taylod intricate and inventive. I never thought I’d read a book that was able to combine faerie lore with djinn lore, but it was done very successfully here. I liked the characters, including Magpie, the lead heroine, and her murder of crows who she travels with.
They love her dearly and their love is reciprocated in spades. And there is also Talon, a Prince of a faerie warrior clan of Dreamdark, who was born taypor underdeveloped w Blackbringer is well done fantasy fiction with faeries. And there is also Talon, a Prince of a faerie warrior clan of Dreamdark, who was born with underdeveloped wings and who has always desired flight.
Not only are there faeries, djinn, talor talking crows, but there are also hedge imps mostly benevolent, animal-type creatures and devils not benevolent–somewhere between mischevious and annoying to downright malevolent. The narrator, Davina Porter, beautifully illustrates the vitality inherent in the various characters in this novel.
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Taylor has crafted her own creation myth in this story, and it was quite interesting. In this dremadark, the world was created through the dreaming of dreamdaro djinn–which forms a tapestry which includes everything that exists in this world.
However, the tapestry is unravelling through the dark methods of one who has the form of utter darkness, the Blackbringer. Fortunately, Magpie has a special ability that has kept the world tapestry together, and the potential to save it and everyone within the tapestry from the Blackbringer. I enjoyed listening to this novel on audiobook. The creativity impressed me, and I thought Ms. Porter’s narration was spot-on. Although it seemed a bit long towards the end of course I had some long days in which I was pretty exhausted, so I can’t blame that on the book aloneit was a worthwhile experience.
Although this was written as a young adult novel, I think older fantasy readers would enjoy it. I am an admitted fan of YA literature, but I can fairly say that this story has elements that would appeal dreamdagk older readers as easily as younger ones.
I would recommend it to faerie fiction lovers, and fantasy fans in general. View all 12 comments. Jul 05, R. I nearly didn’t read this book because I was tayor afraid that it would be too much like my dreadmark small-winged-faery-hunter-with-knife-and-crows book can you blame me?! I knew Betsy Bird of Fuse 8 fame had loved it, and I nearly didn’t read this book because I was horribly afraid that it would be too much like my own small-winged-faery-hunter-with-knife-and-crows book can you blame me?!
I knew Betsy Bird of Fuse 8 fame had loved it, and the cover was certainly intriguing And I spent the next half a day with my nose buried in Magpie’s story, and when it was over I was sorry — but also very glad.
Laibi is NOT the same as my book, glory hallelujah; it is a totally tay,or story, though I like to think that Magpie and Knife might be friends if they met though they’d have extremely different opinions about the trustworthiness of crows and humans!
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It’s a wholly different world that Laini Taylor’s created — and in it she’s set a wonderful, inventive story full of rich language, engaging characters, and high-stakes action. I can’t wait for the sequel! View all 3 comments. Dreamdark — Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor As a Youth Services staff member, I have been whittling down the list of must-reads recommended by both book review periodicals ddreamdark fellow Juvenile and YA readers.
I have been mired in teen angst, hurled through recycled adventures, and generally worn-out by stories that just don’t wow. This book, Dreamdark, was recommended to me by a staff taylorr. It sounded like another rehashing of fairy-tale ingredients, but because it had earned such praise, I forged Dreamdark — Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor As a Youth Services staff member, I have been whittling down the list of must-reads recommended by both book review periodicals and fellow Juvenile and YA readers.
It sounded like another rehashing of fairy-tale ingredients, but because it had earned such praise, I forged ahead. A world was crafted through the unlikely perspective of a clan of crows and their adopted faery, named Magpie.
Never have I read a book so freshly inspired, with language so beautifully wrought, including the author’s own cleverly invented words. Her use of a story’s flow kept me reading, not able to put it down. Taylor’s vision of her world is whole and three-dimensional, with colors and textures easily imagined.
The story is unexpected, dark, thrilling. Characters are fully realized, believable, relatable, and amusing, including odd little creatures that endear or repulse, and some truly frightening antagonists. I would never limit this to a juvenile read.
Any book lover who enjoys a gorgeously articulated story will savor this one. This book can be described in one word — delicious. Jan 29, Christine rated it it was amazing. I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark: Laini Taylor’s writing pulled me in, and the characters and story wouldn’t let me go.
The first bit of dialogue hooked me; I loved how the characters don’t use some exalted High Language, but instead speak in a wonderful rough-and-ready dialect. Dialect is tough to pull off, and one that’s largely invented even more so. But Taylor does it brilliantly; enough to add richness and flavor, not so much drreamdark to be confusing.
The main character, Magp I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark: The main character, Magpie, is simply a joy. Flawed, impetuous, down-to-earth, surprising, with an endearingly tender heart I could spend more pages happily in her company. And I have a special soft spot for Talon; his and Magpie’s bumpy, growing relationship is pitch-perfect.
The writing is dreamfark, with unexpected twists and details that make the story pop off the page. I have visual images of Batch, the scavenger imp, that I will never get out of my head! Not that that’s a bad thing The story moves at a great pace, never slacking, right through to the very satisfying end.
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Dreamdark’s world of faeries and imps, crows and Djinns and mannies is a delight. Magie Windwitch is much more adventurous than most faeries. Accompanying her scholarly parents around the world to record dying magics, she becomes a devil hunter with a merry band of crows. When she discovers a loosed devil that seems different than all of the rest, she returns home for the first time in 80 years to get answers.
I was reluctant to start this because as much as I love Susanna Clarke’s fae, I was growing kind of tired of the teen faery sagas I’d run across lately. This story was c Magie Windwitch is much more adventurous than most faeries. This story was completely different.