Friday, December 18, 2009

Book Review: Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor

Dreamdark: Silksingeris the story of three faeries.  Whisper, a Silksinger faerie is the last of her clan and must make her way to the Nazneen without money or help in order to restore the ancient being she protects.  Hirik is also traveling in disguise to Nazneen, hoping to restore the honor of his fallen clan.  And Magpie is on a quest to find all the Djinn in order to protect the faeries from destruction.  All three of their paths cross and they must combine efforts to fight off an unknown enemy before it is too late.

Things I Liked:
I absolutely love this series.  Taylor has a beautiful way of writing and weaves a gorgeous story in an amazingly detailed fantasy world.  I become so immersed in the details and atmosphere of her stories that I start expecting to see faeries like Magpie and Whisper around every corner.  Her story also packs suspense, action, deep feeling, and plenty of laughs.  Perfect for those seeking a faerie world that is every bit as real as our own, complete with slang and faerie phrases.  The writing comes to life:
"The word alive slipped out like a chime, bright to the ears as sunlit copper to the eyes, and carrying all the magic of the glyph for life with it. Slomby went still as the sound wreathed around him. His lipless mouth dropped open and the shine in his red eyes seemed to brighten as life thrummed through him. All along the row of cells, prisoners stirred in the shadows. Dull eyes blinked and brightened, and sad, caged creatures crept slowly forward to peer out at the lass who had unleashed that sound, beautiful as a bell, and somehow pierced their long misery." p285
Things I Didn't Like:
Honestly, I can't think of a thing I didn't like, except the thought of having to wait so long for another Dreamdark book!

Definitely read the first book in the series Dreamdark: Blackbringer
The writing reminded me of Shannon Hale's stuff (The Goose Girl or Book of a Thousand Days) and Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->
some fighting

Overall rating: *****

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