Neverdark

Neverdark

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Overview

Warning! This book contains (1) very kick-butt Faerie Princess, an Evil Dark Lord, a rhino-beetle named "Gor", Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades and an extremely adorable, fluffy, pet firefly with anger-management issues.

From the blurb: The Faeries of Southnut are in big trouble. Lord Darkwater is up to no good.

The White Castle of Doru is under attack by the greatest army Princess Fiera's ever seen. Lord Darkwater is poised to crush her tiny kingdom unless the king gives her up to become his wife.

Well, fffungus! She's having none of that!

The race is on for Fiera to outwit Lord Darkwater's Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades, and even a giant, faerie - eating Spider to save herself and, before it's too late, her whole world. *** As reviewed by HarperCollins: NEVERDARK is a charming fairytale - adventure for children of all ages. It is a traditional tale, but it certainly doesn't feel old-fashioned. This is in large part due to the vivacious writing and the very engaging authorial voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468058345
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

C.S. Einfeld is a happy recluse who lives on a tiny farm, on a small island, somewhere in the vast North Atlantic Ocean.

She was last seen walking with her pet emu, Archimedes, down an old country road.

Her long suffering (and extremely talented), hubby, Aaron Einfeld is the illustrator of 'Neverdark'. Sometimes, he walks Archimedes, too.

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Neverdark 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neverdark was good story with many layers. Its about a faeries princess and her kingdom in a big oak tree. Their are four different faeries countries in the oak tree. She while still young has to marry Lord Darkwater or her kingdom will be taken over. Her governess thinks that she needs to sneak out of the castle and travel the other kingdoms to the Oak tree spirit and save thier kingdom because of a prophercy. Fiera starts out spoiled but soon changes when she meets others who are worse off and she changes and I really like the changes. She meets others along the way that she helps and they help her too. Some of the issues they face are envirment destroyed because of greed . That when people work together they can make a difference. don't hate a whole group because of bad ones in a group. I think people of all ages can enjoy this story. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from Library thing.
Shalini_Boland More than 1 year ago
This is a classic fairy tale with a contemporary feel and I read it in just a couple of sittings. Aimed at tweens, this beautiful feisty little book kept me (aged 42) totally absorbed and entertained. Fiera is a fairy whose life and home is under threat and who must embark on a quest to save all she holds dear. The format isn't new, but the telling is fresh and funny. Einfeld's voice jumps off the page with humour, originality and a sense that you are in the company of a born story teller. I instantly bonded with the characters - all distinctive and wonderful. (Manuel the crow is my favourite). I could picture this as a Pixar movie - there's comedy, pathos and adventure in spades. Added to this, Aaron's illustrations made my heart skip a beat every time one appeared on the page. If you have children, I urge you to get them a copy. If you don't, then read it yourself. What an absolute treat!
chickey1981 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I won this book from the member giveaways on librarything in exchange for an honest review.Neverdark is a delightful fairy tale by C. S. Einfeld about a spunky, brave little fairy named Fiera. She is getting forced into a marriage with Lord Darkwater, who is the antagonist of this piece-- a very intelligent Fairy who has found ways to mine more Oaksap than is needed; the additional sap stores allow the other fairies in Doru live in the lap of luxury. Unsurprisingly, difficulties arise when the sap runs out and Darkwater is forced to find other ways to get more of this product that is a staple of fairy life. Fiera's job is to save her own kingdom from the same ruin!I found myself smiling through most of this book. The characters are sweet, ones that you want to hug. My personal favorites include the very ingenious Lady Gooseberry who saves the day on multiple occasions, Prince Delvin the caterpillar, and Manuel, the crow from Mexico. I liked how the story was a combination of fairy tale, Aesop's fable, and adventure story. This book reminds me of a lot of stories written in the "old fashioned way" with good "old fashioned morals." Such as, we have limited resources and we need to take care of them so they don't get depleted. This is definitely a book I would recommend to my younger nieces and nephews because it is entertaining, beautifully written and has great messages.Overall, a well written book and highly enjoyable for younger readers (as well as older ones like me)!
InkMuse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read a chapter a night to my kids and I have to admit it sucked ME in too! It's SO amazing!! I won't be surprised if it hits bestseller status. It's completely enchanting, meaningful, and the voice is classic, timeless, endearing. There was even a scene that nearly had me in tears. GREAT emotion! This book was brilliant all the way through, nothing short of that! This was a joy to read, the kids loved it, and I did, too! This is a classic in the making! Princess Fiera is the perfect fairy princess character. She has spunk but she's sweet. She makes a good role model! The whole world of Doru is brilliant and the language is just so ... AH I can't do this book justice with my review. Just try a sample and you will see what I mean about the voice. All the Kingdoms are so cleverly named, the conflict is so perfect, it's just a fun, fact-paced read. And it's extremely well-edited, thank goodness, as that seems to be rare in ALL books these days. It was nice to be able to just sit back and enjoy. I can't express enough how much I loved this and how highly I recommend it. It is one of my all time favorite children's novels now, and I haven't said that in a long time!
kstonya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book starts out with a young Fairy princess who is being the object of a evil War Lord. She starts on a journey to save her kingdom and brings together the People affected by the Evil War Lord who join together to save the whole kingdoms.
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Neverdark was good story with many layers. Its about a faeries princess and her kingdom in a big oak tree. Their are four different faeries countries in the oak tree. She while still young has to marry Lord Darkwater or her kingdom will be taken over.Her governess thinks that she needs to sneak out of the castle and travel the other kingdoms to the Oak tree spirit and save thier kingdom because of a prophercy.Fiera starts out spoiled but soon changes when she meets others who are worse off and she changes and I really like the changes. She meets others along the way that she helps and they help her too.Some of the issues they face are envirment destroyed because of greed . That when people work together they can make a difference. don't hate a whole group because of bad ones in a group.I think people of all ages can enjoy this story. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from Library thing.t
twlite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Neverdarkby: C.S. EinfeldI won this book from a Library Thing giveawayThis is a fantasy/adventure book for children of all ages. It's a modern day fairy tale. It is set in the Kingdom of Southnut. Princess Feira is told by her father that she has to marry Lord Darkwater, and she's not happy about that. Princess Feira is told by Lady gooseberry that she must seek the aid of Old Mother Oak and ask for help.In Feira's travels, she makes lots of friends and finds lots of adventure and danger. This book is beautifully written and illustrated. It's a real joy for an adult to read to a youngster. It's a great book and I very highly recommend it.
galenag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I recieved this book as part of the member give away. This book focuses on the adventures of the faerie princess Fiera who has just learned of her impending marriage to Lord Darkwater. Lord Darkwater has conquered the other three faerie settlements, sending them into ruin, and has his eyes set on this one as well. Fiera is sent out to find Mother Oak, the spirit of the tree the faeries inhabit. The one thing I did not care for in the book was the illustrations. They gave the reader an idea of what the character looked like and of what they were doing, but had no background depicting the events taking place. Overall, this was a good read. The plot was predictable at times, but it kept me interested. The outcome was a bit unexpected, but not an out of nowhere ending.
jaynep140 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. I would say this is geared to the younger crowd say 15 and under as I am quite a bit older than that I got bored with it easily. However it was extremely well written. I would recommend this book to other, however it's not a book I will reread for pleasure.
ArianneStClare More than 1 year ago
An endearingly fun & inspiring read! Great for storytelling. My kids sure had  great time listening to me while I read this wonderful story about a brave fairy princess and her glowing sidekick/bestfriend Sparky the Firefly. When Princess Fiera learned about her impending marriage with the Lord Birchwood Darkwater, she turned to her faithful governess, the Lady Gooseberry for help. Lady Gooseberry told her about seeking the Old Mother Oak Tree in order to prevent further destruction under the hands of Lord Darkwater. During her journey, she encountered the Prince of Caterpillars, a helpful crow from Mexico, an army of ants, a baby RHino Beetle, Dragonfly riders, bats, and so much more.. In the end, the story gives us a lesson about taking care of our environment and what we must do in order to help Mother Nature. Princess Fiera is someone we should look up to because of her courage and care for the environment. Kudos to C.S. Einfield for a very inspiring read. My kids learned a lot from you & Princess Fiera :)
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Neverdark by C.S. Enfield is fun! A modern-day fairytale, set in a wonderful old Oak tree in a failing forest, it combines today’s issues with yesterday’s fluid wonder. The story begs to be read aloud—the comforting cadences of childhood, the accents of Mexican crow and Scottish squirrel, the gently narrated comments like a parent telling a bedtime story. It’s not a short tale. It will keep kids and parents amused and intrigued for a week or maybe a month. It’s filled with memorable scenes to be recalled and retold. And, just like the best of fairytales, it has a moral or two, nicely low-key, naturally built into the telling. There’s a sweet young fairy unfairly betrothed and fleeing to save the world. There’s the might of the industrial syrup machine. There are armies, soldiers, frightened refugees, false assumptions, honest friendships and more. And there’s Neverdark, which comes as the sort of pleasing surprise that makes a child clap her hands while night falls outside. I really enjoyed this tale. The child in me loved it. The mother in me regretted my kids are too old for me to read to them. And I highly recommend it. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "NeverDark" Author: C.S. Einfield Published By: Self-Published Age Recommended: 10 + Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: C.S. Einfield is a master at children's storytelling. I absolutely loved this book. It balanced the perfect amount of adventure with the perfect amount of excitement and kept me riveted the entire time. The characters are bright, lively, and completely loveable. There is even a surprising and wonderfully happy ending and the entire book is illustrated with pictures that children will simply adore. The imagery of this novel is spectacular, you completely forget at times while reading that Fiera and her friend Sparky the Firefly are traveling on a tree! It seems their adventure is taking place on a landscape much larger and in regard to their size you can see where a tree would be much larger to them than it could ever appear to us. I whole-heartedly recommend this beautiful story to all kids from ages 10 and up. Even children younger will love the story and parents could definitely read a chapter a night as a special treat before bedtime. It's the kind of story that could promote some magnificently adventurous dreams for the little ones! I feel all parents should grab a copy of this novel for their children you will not be disappointed this book brings so much wonder to the young and the young-at-heart. I await more to come from this author with great anticipation.