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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However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other lainj. 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!

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?!

There are many creation stories and some really well-written ones such ,aini “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner.

It may be geared more for pre-teens, but older teens and adults will also appreciate the sophisticated world-building and the poetry in Laini Taylor’s prose. She is interested in a prince but the two are too busy saving the world to think much about their feelings for each other.

Can Magpie stop it before everything she loves is swallowed up by it? Dreameark was skimming whole pages as I often do when the story just isn’t interesting. The Best Books of Through many adventures, Mags and her crows and a few other fairies wake up a Djinn, fight many frightful devils, and find out the true history of Dreamdark and the birth of Magpie.


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 by Laini Taylor 11 24 Apr 22, Drreamdark, it’s a teensy bit hard for me to say she should have avoided that approach. Alex older brother Emily younger sister.

A rich society, living parallel to ours, and struggling to protect the world from dark forces like the Blackbringer. This is NOT the same as my book, glory hallelujah; it is a totally different 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!

Looking at you, A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s written for younger audiences, middle grade instead of young adult, and is epic fantasy rather than urban fantasy. Although this was written as a young adult novel, I think older fantasy readers would enjoy it.


Refresh and try again. I n Taylor’s debut fantasy, humans are unknowingly releasing demons into the world—demons trapped in bottles 25, years ago by armies tsylor faeries. Other faeries are content to live in their own world, enclosed by protective spells that keep away both humans and devils. She’s young for her race, about a hundred years old, but she’s determined to do something for their dying world.

Is there any dreandark Apr 15, Ruth Jones rated it it was amazing.

Faeries of Dreamdark Series by Laini Taylor

This plot is not complex but the beauty of the language and the philosophy of faith and holding tight to dreams greater than oneself guide you into a land that is Fantasia put to words. Books of the Week.


View all 4 comments. 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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I love books with illustrations in them and I think these are beautiful. 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.

Gosh, it took my breath away! In each account, one of the creators turns to the dark side, quite literally choosing blackness, or nothingness.

Faeries of Dreamdark Series

I will wait for Laini’s next YA book. It is touched upon but I kept waiting for the author to go into more tyalor and instead got a quick wrap-up at the end. Dreamdark – Blackbringer Laini Taylor. It’s actually her fourth.