Dreamdark: Silksinger

Dreamdark: Silksinger

by Laini Taylor, Cassandra Campbell
     
 
Grade Level: 4-6 Age Level: 9-11 Listening Level: 4-6

Whisper Silksinger is no warrior — she’s a weaver of flying carpets. The last surviving member of her clan, relentlessly pursued by devils, she flees with nothing but a copper teakettle and the ember that smolders inside it. That ember — her secret and her burden — is none other

Overview

Grade Level: 4-6 Age Level: 9-11 Listening Level: 4-6

Whisper Silksinger is no warrior — she’s a weaver of flying carpets. The last surviving member of her clan, relentlessly pursued by devils, she flees with nothing but a copper teakettle and the ember that smolders inside it. That ember — her secret and her burden — is none other than the Azazel, one of the seven Djinn who made the world, and it is her sacred duty to keep him safe.
But others seek the Azazel as well. Whisper finds herself drawn to Hirik, a mysterious mercenary with an ancient sword and a dangerous secret of his own. And in their wake follows Magpie Windwitch, the Djinn King’s champion, intent on finding Whisper before the devils do. It’s a desperate quest — if the Azazel should die, the Tapestry of Creation will fail, and all life with it.
Discover Dreamdark; an exotic world of secrets and spice, fortune-tellers, hobgoblins, mercenaries, and devils. A new age of magic is dawning, but great battles have yet to be fought as new foes rise and the devil armies of the Dawn Days are unleashed once more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–9—In Laini Taylor's sequel (2009) to Blackbringer (2009, both Putnam), Whisper Silksinger, the last of her clan, must protect the Azazel, one of the seven Djinn and makers of the world, from the devils who would destroy him and all of life. On her way to the Azazel's throne in the faerie city of Nazneen, Whisper is aided by the strange mercenary Hirik and is drawn to this member of a traitor clan. Also seeking the Azazel is Magpie Windwitch, whose job it is to wake the Djinn king from his long sleep and restore him to his throne. None of this will happen, though, unless the faeries can defeat the legions of devils who are pursuing them. Cassandra Campbell's lively performance places listeners in the thick of things. She is especially adept at giving the broad range of characters unique voices. This fast-paced tale is a must-have for middle school and public libraries with fantasy audiobook collections.—Kathy Miller, Baldwin Junior High, Baldwin City, KS
Kirkus Reviews
Thumb-sized mage/warrior Magpie Windwitch's quest to find and wake the creation-weaving Djinn moves one step closer to completion but also suffers a major reverse in this headlong sequel to Dreamdark: Blackbringer (formerly Fairies of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, 2007). On the trail of the Djinn Azazel, Magpie and her allies wing into the fairy city of Nazneen too late to prevent young Whisper, last of the Silksinger clan, and the sleeping Djinn she guards from falling into the clutches of the deliciously frightening general Ethiag and Ethiag's mysterious Master. Replete with desperate fights and flights, the plot races along to a rousing climax-and then a stunning betrayal that both renders the fairies' victory a qualified one at best and leaves the ending open for a direct segue into the next episode. Equally adept at folding in both low humor and elevated imagery and language, Taylor expertly weaves multiple story lines into another ripping yarn, once again taking readers into an uncommonly well-articulated world where the magic follows credible rules and the fairies are anything but the sugarplum sort. (Fantasy. 11-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501294990
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Series:
Faeries of Dreamdark Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer, which Kirkus said "belongs at the top of everyone's fantasy must-read list", and its sequel, Silksinger. She is also the creator of the Laini's Ladies line of gifts and stationery.

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