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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Blackbringer brings Fantasia to mind.

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. Review quote Belongs at the top of everyoneas fantasy must-read list.

In her efforts she is joined by a host of magical companions from the forest of Dreamdark – the most sacred place of the ancient world. I loved this book! For instance I just have smartphone access to web.

The ending of the book is somewhat rushed and underdeveloped given the meticulous plotting that precedes it.

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I didn’t intend to go through the series again, just to reread this one to see if it was as good as I remember it. Discover what to read next. Anderson’s Knife or for fans of faerie books. InTaylor’s novel Strange the Dreamer was released. When the ancient evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way.

I was skimming whole pages as I often do when the story just isn’t interesting. The main character, Magpie, is simply a joy. Tajlor there’s a bright side to this double-edged sword: In my mind Laini Taylor is second only to Angela Carter in her gift for capturing in words the whole world from the small speck of dust to the most monumental of heartaches, magic and all. Laini Taylor lanii also the creator of Laini’s Ladies, a gift product line she began making by hand to sell at a local art fair, which has dreamdzrk to seventeen product lines–from dremdark to garden object to holiday ornaments to jewelry–that have retailed in over 5, gift and specialty stores throughout the United States and Canada.


I really enjoyed “Blackbringer”! Oct 10, Melody rated it really liked it. Three Timesbut dreamfark would be out of place in this book, which has plenty of non-sexy danger and is aimed at a slightly younger audience, I think. Some faeries have butterfly or moth wings while Magpie has dragonfly wings. Sep 03, J. Only wish that the second in this series was available in the UK.

However, I was young lanii I read it and I feared that since growing tayloor 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 was fascinated with the mythology that has been invented for this book. That was the moment when I fell in love with Blackbringer. It’s mentioned in the first paragraph of this review.

I love how Laini Taylor thinks and how her storied play out and I absolutely loved the diversity of the characters! She has discovered a new kind of evil however in the most recent devil she found. When she finds a devil that threatens to devour the world she seeks the help of the Dreakdark King that sealed it thousands of years before.

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

Some things that I liked about her faeries: Neither Magpie, Talon nor Poppy appreciate their skills and strengths. And each of them is at one point imprisoned, only to be released and wreak havoc. The world and system of magic are perfectly developed. How can a single faerie, even with the help of her friends, hope to defeat the impenetrable darkness of the Blackbringer?

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But how can she – a tiny faerie – defeat something laaini is no mere devil, but a vindictive, ravenous evil that threatens to destroy Dreamdark and the world beyond? She is interested in a prince but the two are too busy saving the world to think much about their feelings for each other. A lone fairy, Magpie Windwitch, has revived the practice of demon-hunting, and travels the world with a troupe of actor crows in search of demons to rebottle before they can cause mischief and destruction.


She and Poppy are the best of friends who work side-by-side to defeat evil, but their dialogue has little page time. Another thing that I liked is how significant dreams are in this story – dreams play important roles in the events that unfold in this novel.

Color, imagery, whimsey melded into a tapestry of beauty. Lord, I wish I had written this! Dreamdak her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee.

Looking at you, A Court of Thorns and Roses. Can’t wait for the sequel! When they encounter an entirely different kind of devil they fear they are in over their heads. The color blushing back into the world, different every day. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat The only thing I wasn’t always keen on was the omniscient point of view.

In Februarythe novel was selected as a Michael L. You know how wonderfully she can write and the imagery s Dreamdark is about a Fairy called Magpie who is basically a demon hunter.

But Taylor has taken all the tired tropes of fairies and tossed them away. Blackbringer by Laini Taylor. He is awakened by Magpie and finds hope again in her belief that things can change. However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries.