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 fact, I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it. I n Taylor’s debut fantasy, humans are unknowingly releasing demons into the world—demons trapped in bottles 25, years ago by armies of faeries.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It’s pure fantasy that feels very real. Return to Book Page. I have visual images of Batch, the scavenger imp, that I will never get out of my head!

Occasional illustrations from Taylor’s husband Jim Di Bartolo also accentuate the story’s charm. This is a faery tale that drfamdark to be both classical and modern at the same time.

I remember this being a thrill ride of adventure, courage, and strong female characters as well as interesting characters in general. I knew Betsy Bird of Fuse 8 fame had loved it, and the cover was certainly intriguing 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. Then the action picked up and with a shoulder shrug I plowed onward.

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.


Together, they set out to stop a truly evil foe, who has escaped the prison to which he was relegated by the champion faery Bellatrix in days long passed.

Faeries of Dreamdark Series by Laini Taylor

I needed her when I was young and I need her now. Within a couple chapters, I fell in love with Blackbringer and its rich world-building. dreamdari

The resolution appears somewhat as a fait accompli once Magpie brings all the dreamdakr, hard-earned ingredients together. Actually, I almost feel ashamed for not reading Taylor’s work sooner! 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.

However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries. You know how wonderfully she can write and the imagery s Dreamdark taylo about a Fairy called Magpie who is basically a demon hunter. I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark: She and Talon disagree but it isn’t much.

I kept re-reading paragraphs over and over again, because my mind would wander I wasn’t expecting a repeat of Daughter of smoke and bone. However, I was young when I read it and I feared that since growing up this book would not hold up after so much time especially after reading the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series which I was not a fan of. I kept re-reading paragraphs over and over again, because my mind would wander I wasn’t expecting a repeat of Daughter of I was so excited to read another Laini Taylor book.

Magpie is a fairy who is a devil catcher. I needed more character traits than an Irish accent, to become vested in their actions. Taylorr the imperfections are those to be expected in a journeyman’s work. It’s actually her fourth.


Spoiler Discussion 7 18 Oct 23, Alex older brother Emily younger sister. Though it tells a tale of a dark and dreadful enemy, this book never becomes overwhelmed by despair. It is touched upon but I kept waiting for the author to go into more depth and instead got a quick wrap-up at the end. In this laaini, the world was created through the dreaming of the djinn–which forms a tapestry which includes everything that exists in this world.

It was dreams that, like threads, had embroidered the others to this world, while he had roamed and ranged, always restless, bound to nothing. I just wasn’t able to get dreamark interested in this one. So when it comes to Laini Taylor my expectation are high. However, when an old evil named Blackbringer wants to unmake the world it is up to Magpie and her friends to save Dreamdark. But Taylor has taken all the tired tropes of fairies and tossed them away.

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In Blackbringereight Djinn wove the Tapestry of the world, including fairies. Vesper is self-centred and deceitful; Magpie is honourable and dedicated to truth. If ye be like me and loves a good monster, the author does a nice job creating a creepy Djinn King and Blackbringer.

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.