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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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In this novel, the world was created through the dreaming of the djinn–which forms a tapestry which includes everything that exists in this world.

They’re also curious, nature-connected, and zealous fighters. I think I only made it to the second one before but I think now I’ll devour any and all of the rest of the series like the blackbringer ; Fluid, precise, and lyrical, all without becoming too sophisticated for a young audience.

And men are latecomers in both worlds and will have important roles to play.


Yet it’s sprinkled methodically throughout, and readers learn everything they need to know as the plot unfolds. I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark: The mock-Irish brogue works, and I liked “eejit” for “idiot.

This novel may have been marketed toward six- to nine-year-olds, but it delighted this year-old. But I must say, this was, and still is, and phenomenal book!

Still others like Magpie’s childhood friend Poppy Manygreen and the dreamdakr prince Talon Ratherstring are well-rounded and memorable in their own way. 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 taylot different characters.

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Jan 29, Christine rated it it was amazing. As for her more well-known series Looking at you, A Court of Thorns and Roses. The crows, especially Magpie’s mount Calypso, entertained me with their comedic relief and devotion to their beloved huntress. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Taylor in March I don’t mind novels with multiple POV characters as long as the viewpoint switches at a logical endpoint, like the end of a chapter. But i found the ending weak and a bit too sickly sweet.

Jan 12, Claire Blind Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves: Magpie comes to understand the depth and meaning of creation through learning that the literal tapestry of life is “energy. Blackbringer by Laini Taylor 2 3 Jun 13, View all 6 comments. The storyline is intricate and inventive. 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.

The main character, Magp I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark: Plus, aren’t the names adorable?? That was the moment when I fell in love with Blackbringer. I can only hope that her banishment leaves the potential for a return and a revenge plot one day.

In the process she discovers how she came to have strange powers that help heal a world that is slowly unraveling. Laini Taylor’s writing pulled me in, and the characters and story wouldn’t let me go. The book sets up Magpie’s powers and how they came to be. 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.

This book, Dreamdark, was recommended to me by a staff member.


With her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee. Female protagonist is a fairy with the ability to save the world?

Her faeries are tiny and insect winged, all that you’d imagine, and yet more.

Dreamdark – Blackbringer : Blackbringer

Not only are there faeries, djinn, and 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. Shortly after that Talon enters the plot along with another villain and their interactions create enough tension to pull me into the story. But Magruwen has grown weary of the world; in a perfectly rendered scene, Magpie has to reason with an idle god and convince him that the world is worth saving.

View all 3 comments. Her search takes her back to Dreamdark, where she reunites with old friends, meets new ones, and must contend with a suspicious new faerie queen and the standoffish Djinn King himself. And there is also Talon, a Prince of a faerie warrior clan of Dreamdark, who was born with underdeveloped w Blackbringer is well done fantasy fiction with faeries.

Humans have been letting them out to plague the world. Silksinger will be published in Septemberfollowed in October by a short-story collection Lips Touch. Mays 11 and up, it does not contain any gore or overly mature themes. It’s mentioned in the first paragraph of this review. I really enjoyed “Blackbringer”! These are just some of my favourite lines: Is this book intended for kids? Views Read Edit View history.