Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark Series #2)

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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's ancient honor.

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Overview

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's ancient honor.

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.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399246319
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Series: Faeries of Dreamdark Series , #2
  • Pages: 464
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is a writer & artist living in Portland, Oregon. Her debut novel, Dreamdark: Blackbringer was published to much acclaim, including stars from Booklist, Bank Street College of Education, and KLIATT; it was a Book Sense Children’s Pick; winner of the Baker & Taylor/PYRG Teen Readers Sweepstakes; is on the Sequoyah Book Awards Master List; and has received glowing praise from such luminaries as Holly Black, Newbery Honor-winner Shannon Hale, and New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull. A Fuse #8 Production states, “If you read only one fantasy book this year, read this one.” The companion volume Dreamdark: Silksinger will be published in September 2009, followed in October by a short-story collection Lips Touch.

Laini Taylor is 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 expended to seventeen product lines—from stationary to garden object to holiday ornaments to jewelry—that have retailed in over 5,000 gift and specialty stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Laini Taylor lives with her husband, artist Jim Di Bartolo, and her elderly dog, Leroy, in a bright yellow house filled with lots of books and marionettes and robots. They spend their time drinking coffee and making stuff up, and are currently awaiting the birth of their first child.

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  • Posted September 25, 2009

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    I like Twilight and all, but that serious doesn't hold a candle to this one. I loved the first book, and was afraid that I wouldn't like the second as much, something that happens all to often because authors change writing style or the plot thins. This is not the case for Silksinger. If anything, I liked the second better! Mrs. Taylor has a way with words that makes the story just jump off the page, making you feel as though the characters are real people and that their struggles are real things. There is no second guessing what was happening, no predicting what is going to happen. Also, unlike most teen authors or authors in general, Mrs. Taylor doesn't beat around the bush on serious matters like death and prejudice, nor does she over emphasis them. JUST AN EPIC BOOK ALL AROUND!

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

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    Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com

    The second DREAMDARK book was fantastic! I truly love this series.

    Whisper, a fairy, isn't just an ordinary fairy but the last of her clan. Her clan, the Silksingers, can weave magic carpets out of silk using their voices. They were also the guardians of the Djinn, Azazel.

    Now, Whisper is the last of their clan and is being chased by devils. The devils want to destroy her and her kettle with the Djinn in it. Hirik is a member of a hated clan which years ago allowed the dragon, Fade, to be killed. He wants to clear his clan's name and find Azazel and be his champion.

    Since Magpie Windwitch wants to find all of the Djinn, she is looking for Whisper and by accident finds Hirik. The three of them, plus Prince Talon and the crows, have an adventure to last a lifetime.

    I had forgotten how wonderful the first book, BLACKBRINGER, was to read. This story is exciting and wonderfully told. It has bloody battles, courageous slaves, dastardly villains, a hint of romance, powerful friendships, and captivating writing. The characters are easy to love and I even shed some tears.

    Thank you, Laini Taylor, for such a superb fantasy series.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Another great reading!

    Laini Taylor's Silksinger is the second book of the Dreamdark Series. It was another great read! The story of the Silksinger is absorbing and thrilling. It was like I was there with them, an invisible character, cheering them on.

    The second book touches on great friendships and great betrayals - on top of another great adventure. It also shows the touching and deep connections between the protagonist, Magpie, and her feathered brethren.

    Can't wait for the third one, Laini!

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