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And behind them all flies Magpie Windwitch, first champion of the new age of faeries, desperate to rescue Whisper and the Azazel alike before they fall in the clutches of a sinister hidden enemy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Silksinger by Laini Taylor. One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being.
Relentlessly pursued by bloodthirsty devils, she flees to the city of Nazneen to restore the Azazel to his temple. At the same time, Hirik Mothmage is also on a secret quest One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published September 17th by Putnam Juvenile first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Faeries of Dreamdark 2. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Silksinger , please sign up. Has anybody found an ePub or Mobi edition of this book yet? I've spebt a day online trying to find one, and cannot! Anybody any ideas? Terry Searles i tweeted the author last year and there is only a few hard copies around See all 6 questions about Silksinger….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Silksinger Faeries of Dreamdark, 2. Jun 19, Betsy rated it it was amazing. There was a boy. He came into my library branch. Couldn't have been more than ten years of age. A good kid. He knew to come up to the reference desk to ask his question, and he wasn't shy about it either.
Without hesitation I virtually dragged the kid over to the middle grade reader section, then got some clarification. I looked about. Clearly this was a Spiderwick boy. We get them sometimes. Once Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black made it okay for boys to be into fairies the gender roles dissolved just a little. No go. Not interested. Yes, those he'd take. So it was that my piece de resistance turned out to be Blackbringer now published merely as Dreamdark: Blackbringer.
I owe a lot to this action-packed series by Laini Taylor. In the first book Ms. Taylor took the old tropes, turned them on their heads, gave them a swift paddling, then lit them on fire. So to speak. Now she has come out with a sequel and has shifted the narrative around a bit. Just as gripping as its predecessor Dreamdark: Silksinger continues the story of Maggie Windwitch, introducing new characters, new situations, but the same old excitement. Defeating the Blackbringer?
Continue to fly around with crow brothers? Only now fairy Maggie Windwitch is on a mission. Little does she know that she has allies in this quest. Whisper Silksinger is the last of her clan, sworn to protect the djinn Azazel. Hirik, another fairy, is from a disgraced clan, must in turn protect Whisper.
Add in some betrayals, battles, and a villain hiding where you'd least suspect him, and a demon army of an untold scale and Maggie may yet find that the Blackbringer was nothing compared to the new dangers she now faces.
I decided to test the book. If I picked it up without rereading its predecessor, would I be able to follow the action in Silksinger or would lose me right at the start? As it happens, readers who've never even read the first book may be able to jump into the second without any difficulty. You really only have to know that 1: Djinns are all powerful, 2: Fairies are moderately powerful, 3: Someone wants to kill the djinns and that's bad.
I didn't get around to rereading the first book, and found that Ms. Taylor catches you up on the second without dragging down the narrative one jot. Fair play to the author then. It's also a nice thick book, that's for sure. But for as long as it is, you wouldn't really expect the story to fly by as swiftly as it does. It is a fact of nature that the more exciting a book is, the faster it flies by. If Ms.
Taylor has any special writing skill superpower, it would have to be something along the lines of Action Ratcheting. That woman just knows how to crank up the tension.
This is admirable when you consider how accomplished the characters are. A child reader wants the heroes to be powerful in their own ways, but not so powerful that they don't face dramatic situations. Whisper and Maggie combined would be near undefeatable, so Taylor keeps them separate from one another for quite some time. She also manages to disarm them in various ways, which doesn't seem like it would be particularly easy. The point of view in this book actually kind of rests behind four different sets of eyeballs.
There's Maggie, of course. Then there's the Hirik, Whisper, and even little Batch. Taylor doesn't stop there. These are the main characters so you get inside their heads the most, but even the villains get a bit of time to strut on the stage, thinking their dread thoughts. A consistently shifting and changing point of view is a difficult beast to master. A lot of the time authors will avoid it entirely in favor of nice, simple, quiet, easygoing first person narratives.
The fact that Ms. Taylor makes it work as well as she does is to be commended, praised, puzzled over, and commended yet again. The first book was the first in a series, true, but it felt like a stand alone book. Silksinger doesn't go quite that far. It's definitely ends on more of a To Be Continued note. Slowly kids are discovering it. Slowly they are loving it. And those who've fallen in love with the first one will find just as much to enjoy in this next.
Silksinger by Laini Taylor
By Laini Taylor. Publication Date: September 17, One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being. Relentlessly pursued by bloodthirsty devils, she flees to the city of Nazneen to restore the Azazel to his temple. At the same time, Hirik Mothmage is also on a secret quest, to find the Azazel and restore his disgraced clan?
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Share on:. The book revolves around two faeries, Whisper and Hirik, and through them we are introduced to two additional faerie clans. Hirik has a life threatening secret to protect, while Whisper Silksinger is the last surviving member of her clan. She is charged with protecting the Dijinn Azazel.
There was a boy. He came into my library branch. A good kid. Without hesitation I virtually dragged the kid over to the middle grade reader section, then got some clarification. I looked about.