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Dreamdark: Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark) Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 17, 2009
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"This is series fantasy at its best: readers who loved Blackbringer (Putnam, 2007) will certainly gobble up this installment." --School Library Journal
Top Customer Reviews
From the moving sacrifices of the opening chase to Whisper's gift of song at the close, Silksinger simply soars. Taylor's lyrical prose combined with her brilliant imagination, her ability to create unforgettable characters and her strong, solid plotting makes for a whole so magical it actually boggles my mind a little.
Silksinger has action and adventure and heroes of many different types - some quite unexpected - that are daring and determined. Some really nasty characters and the rather dark scenes they inhabit are balanced with humor and romance, magic, beauty, friendship and love. The story is involving and intricate, building beautifully on Blackbringer and hinting at what is to come.
In Silksinger, we are given the chance to revisit old friends and to meet a new group of fully developed and marvelously interesting characters.Read more ›
I actually enjoyed Silksinger more than I did Blackbringer which was the 1st book in the series. The writing is beautifully done. It is pure fantasy with just a hint of romance. There is no doubt that Laini is a gifted writer. She weaves a intricate story that can be easily enjoyed by readers of all ages. There is really no content that anyone could even suggest is questionable other than a little rude humor.
If you enjoy fantasy you should definitely give this series a try. Just be prepared to be left hanging without closure at the end of this book.
Rating: 4 Stars - Great Book
In Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, Magpie fulfilled her destiny by awakening the Djinn King and becoming his champion. Now, she must find the remaining djinn before the tapestry of creation unravels. But, evil is also looking for the djinn - to destroy them before they can be awakened. It is a classic tale of good and evil, but Taylor imbues her fantasy with unique twists, like the glyph based magic system, and a host of faery creatures which include sentient winds and imps with the power of serendipity.
Overall, I truly enjoyed my time in Dreamdark and have high hopes that the success of Daughter of Smoke and Bone will rekindle her publisher's interest in this series (she had planned five books). I would definitely return to Dreamdark. Highly recommended to all fans of fantasy, regardless of age.
Truly, Laini Taylor is one of my absolute favorite writers of fantasy, for any age. She can take a story and weave magic into those tired old words like nobody's business-making scenes dance and jump on the page, making flat characters come alive in such a way that it's crazy to believe these tiny people couldn't exist. They must! It's too sad to picture a world without heroines like Silksinger and Magpie.
In this second, and sadly, last installment in the Dreamdark series, Magpie continues her search for another of the Djinn would need to be awakened in order to bring about a revolution and set the world to rights. She has one already and hears of another. Before she can get to it, though, the Djinn is on the run, protected by a very unlikely savior, a tiny whispering fairy who doesn't seem to have the strength to make one good yell, let alone help save the world.
I truly love these books. The characters are ones you root for, the world is one you want to see, and the fight is one for goodness. I hope that more people pick these up. While this one is not the perfect 5 score of the first in the series, Blackbringer, it is an amazing read. I hope this review might encourage a few more readers. Perhaps our fandom will grow and we can collectively talk the author into writing the rest of them. After all, there are 5 more Djinn to rescue and who's going to do it if not us?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The audio book was intoxicating. I couldn't listen to anything else. This was my first audio book and I am hooked.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very imaginative story concerning a young fairy, her faithful crow companions and her role in saving the fairy forest. Little mention of humans in story. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Emily J. Quinn
I have used this to play before one of my trainings begins as people are coming into the room. Really sets a calm and sophisticated tone. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Christian Dimas
These YA books have a free and light touch and a sense of hope and possibility, even in dark circumstances. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by DD Sack
This is a great sequel to her first book but the cliffhanger has me wanting the continuation very badly! Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Willow Davis
A very awesome book. Thanks for getting it to me in good conditions. Am going to have a good read.Published on August 21, 2013 by Kenneth Chee
Whisper Silksinger is the last of her kind. She is tasked with guarding the Djinn Azazel. She has to bring Azazel back to his palace to try and wake him. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Natalie @ BookLoversLife
I love fantasy. All types. Laini Taylor came into my life last summer when I was able to listen to an audiobook of her `Daughter of Smoke and Bones' and it blew me away. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Lisa-anne L. Tsuruda