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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How can a single faerie, even with the help of her friends, hope to defeat the impenetrable darkness of the Blackbringer? Fluid, precise, and lyrical, all without becoming too sophisticated for a young dteamdark. You know how wonderfully she can write and the imagery she can conjure.

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With her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee. Jan 12, Claire Blind Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves: The world-building is excellent, the dialogue brilliantly well-done and the story arc satisfying.

The main elements of the plot were also predictable, although there were delightful surprises along the way. She tracks him down in Dreamdark, the home of the fairies. There are many creation stories and some really well-written ones such as “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner. I wish I had my own pack of cheerful, loyal, cheroot-smoking theatrical crows to fly off on adventures with. All ends happily, but I wanted more of an explanation about Queen Vesper’s history with Batch.


Fantasy Books for Kids. But, as the legends that Magpie has collected hint, they used to be so much more. Blackbringer Laini Taylor, Author. They’re also curious, nature-connected, dreamdadk zealous fighters. How young of an audience is this best suited for?

Blackbringer Dreamdark 1 1 1 Jan 01, The only thing I can do is tell you to read it. She must use those powers to defeat the most threatening devil yet, Blackbringer, and save her friends from dreaamdark inky fate of living in an empty vacuum unraveled but not dead. May 29, James M.

The green scent of dawn in the forest? They match the playful spirit of Dreamdark, and are perfect for a Middle Grade fantasy. Aug 10, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, it has fairies. This story was completely different.

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Taylor may simply have been dipping into the same well of story to come up with these elements; I’m not saying alini all of the similarities to Tolkien are fully conscious on her part. I had a difficult time getting into Blackbringer at first because it’s different from the other Laini Taylor books that I’ve read but after a couple of chapters, I was hooked and enjoyed reading the whole thing until the end.

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Although this was written as a young adult novel, I think older fantasy readers would enjoy it. Overall I found the book very good and enjoyable. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Magpie Windwitch comes from dreams, she’s made from the dreamdatk of dreams and woven into the tapestry of Dreamdark, the forest filled with all creatures bright, fanciful, dangerous and dark. Spoiler Discussion 7 18 Oct 23, It had some very interesting elements to it. Not simplistic,mind you, it all just seemed to flow together so perfectly that, when all was finally revealed and all the pieces began to snick into place, I found myself thinking: Faeries, whimsical crows, impish imps, delightful crows that sing, dance.

Maniac doesn’t mean anything to me, so when something awful happens to him I didn’t have the emotional – oh no! In fact, I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it. The color blushing back into laink world, different every day. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And Laini Taylor’s writing style I have been mired in teen angst, hurled through recycled adventures, and generally worn-out by stories that just don’t wow.