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Review of the Day – Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor

There was a boy. He came into my library branch. Without hesitation I virtually dragged the kid over to the middle grade reader section, then got some clarification. Clearly dreamdaro 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. So it was that my piece de resistance turned out to be The Fairies of Dreamdark: Blackbringer now published merely as Dreamdark: I owe a lot to this action-packed series by Laini Taylor. In the first book Dreamdaro. Taylor took the old tropes, turned them on their heads, gave them a swift paddling, then lit them on fire.

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.

Continue to fly around with crow brothers? Zilksinger now fairy Maggie Windwitch is on a mission. Little does she know that she has allies in this quest.

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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. 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?


You really only have to know that 1: Djinns are all powerful, 2: Fairies are moderately powerful, 3: Taylor catches you up on the second without dragging down the narrative one jot.

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Fair play to the author then. It is a fact of nature that the more exciting a book is, the faster it flies by. 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 silksjnger you consider how accomplished the characters are. Whisper and Maggie combined would be near undefeatable, so Taylor keeps them separate from one another for quite some time. The point of view in this book actually kind of rests behind four different sets of eyeballs. 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 ailksinger 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 dreamdrk first in a series, true, but it felt like a stand alone book.

Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark, #2) by Laini Taylor

Slowly kids are discovering it. Slowly they are loving it.


A worthy sequel to a fantastic fantasy. Reviewed from ARC sent from publisher. Notes on the Title Change: No messing around here. I mean, there are big old wings on the cover, after all. Guess it just sounded that much more badass to them. I just happen to love this note from the Acknowledgments section: She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she’d love to tell you about but that she’s sure you’d find more interesting to hear of in person.

Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: I find this combination vaguely disturbing…maybe Dreamdark is a better combination of these siksinger elements?

That is perhaps the most interesting combination of disparate titles I can think of. Give it a whirl, says I. Review of the Day — Dreamdark: Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on where Laini got the ideas for her characters. December 26, at December 27, at 7: Recent Posts 31 Days, 31 Lists: About A Fuse 8 Production Features everything from librarian previews of upcoming children’s books to news, reviews, and videos.

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