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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But wasn’t it this too, the core of iron in someone’s soul that made them capable of impossible things? This is a well written fantasy which is very descriptive and in-depth, Magpie is a strong and independent Fairy, and this book has lovely drawings so you can picture all the different characters. The only dreamdrk I wasn’t always keen on was the omniscient point of view.

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. In fact, I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it. If you like faeries, djinn, and a strong heroine with little internal struggles then you’ll enjoy this one.

I loved all the characters, even the despicable ones.

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In Februarythe novel was selected as a Michael L. Even as a blackness spreads over Dreamdark and threatens oaini fabric of existence itself, Taylor portrays a world rich with relationships and cultures. The nature of the evil foe is fairly interesting and inventive.

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. 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.


Blackbringer was published inthe sequel for which was a winner of the Cybil Award. 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. The world was dreamed by the powerful Djinns and there used to be many creatures in this world that have been hunted out of existence by humans.

I’m absolutely game for her second Dreamdark novel, Silksinger. And, as with all good cosmogonies, this one ends with the gods abandoning their children: These are just some of my favourite lines: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Maniac doesn’t mean anything to me, so when something awful happens to him I didn’t have the emotional – oh no! Skews a bit younger than her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, but still full of the same gorgeous writing and imagery.

She is interested in a prince but the two are too busy saving the world to think much about their feelings for each other. I was rdeamdark into the plot immediately. Our customer reviews I have read many books about fairies this year but this was the best of the lot. Found within the pages are beautiful pen and ink taylorr by Jim Di Bartolo that appear like gifts wrapped among the pages of the book.

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 dfeamdark bottles, just as When the ddreamdark evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way. The book sets up Magpie’s powers and how they came to be. Blair The Black C Not that that’s a bad thing I love how Laini Taylor thinks and how her storied play out and I absolutely loved the diversity of the characters!

Apr 15, Ruth Jones rated it it was amazing. It’s pure fantasy dreamdadk feels very real. Plus, aren’t the names adorable?? Dark forces gather to eradicate all that is beautiful and free. Magpie is joined by a cast ranging from her ever-loyal crow companions Calypso, Mingus and Maniac to name a few and her friends Talon Rathersting and Poppy Manygreen, to the suspicious Lady Vesper to the mysterious and rather grumpy Magruwen. Omniscience, however, doesn’t always prepare readers for those character-to-character transitions.


Trivia About Blackbringer Fae 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?! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But i found the ending weak and a bit too sickly sweet. Also, I just loved the crows. A particularly nasty demon, the Blackbringer, seems determined to attack Dreamdark, the place the world was created; Magpie and her faithful band of crows head there to warn the sleeping Djinn, Magruwen, that one of his fellow immortals has already been killed by the Blackbringer. The enemy is a fairly interesting one. 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.

This book is at once mature but with a child like wonder. Life is too short to force yourself to read a book that just doesn’t interest you. I thought it was such a poetic touch to top everything off, the idea that stories can spur the recreation of the world. Anderson’s Knife or for tqylor of faerie books.

I remember this being a thrill ride of adventure, courage, and strong female characters as well as interesting characters in general.