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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure, Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree (Wingfeather Saga #01)

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ISBN13: 9781400073849
ISBN10: 1400073847
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Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igiby's who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.

Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys' extraordinary journey from Glipwood's Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about life's true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.

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"Playwright Peterson (Behold the Lamb of God) spins a whimsical fantasy novel that will appeal to both adult and YA readers. When the three Igiby siblings find a mysterious map, they embark on an adventure to discover family secrets about the father they never knew and a hidden treasure that many have long desired to find. Leeli, the youngest, can sing with a beauty that captivates dragons; Tink, the middle sibling, has the makings of a king; and Janner, the eldest, possesses a bravery that will protect them all. But the children's curiosity get the entire Igiby family into trouble with the Fangs of Dang — frightening, scaly-skinned, lizard creatures that drip venom — who have ruled the land of Scree since the Great War. Soon, the Igibys are scrambling for their lives. Peterson's style is lighthearted and funny, but following the Igibys' story requires patience and attention to detail and character so as not to get lost. The sheer amount of names, places, creatures and history Peterson invents will frustrate some readers — it is so complicated that he inserts explanatory 'historical' footnotes throughout (though many are amusing)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"[A]ll the right quest elements are here, and with a bit more balance...the sequel could be a book well worth the wait." Kirkus Reviews

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"So good — smart, funny, as full of ideas as action." Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy

Review:

"Totally fun! Andrew Peterson, a natural storyteller in the oral tradition, has nailed the voice needed to translate a rip-roaring fantasy tale to the written page." Donita K. Paul, author of DragonSpell, DragonKnight, DragonQuest, and DragonFire

Synopsis:

Singer-songwriter-storyteller Andrew Peterson spins a tale of redemption, peppered with songs, poems, and hilarious asides that follow the three Igiby children through a fantastical world of wonders — a world where they will need all their gifts to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang.

About the Author

Author/Singer/Songewriter Andrew Peterson, a 2005 Audie Award finalist for his readings of Ray Blackston's Flabbergasted trilogy, wrote and produced the popular Christmas play and musical Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tale of the Coming of the Christ, and the album by the same name, which received the 2004 Best Album of the Year, World Christian Music's Editors Choice Award. Andrew's received critical acclaim for his seven albums and is at work on an eighth. He lives with his wife Jamie and their three young children near Nashville, Tennessee, where he reads storybooks aloud to his family each evening.

Artist Justin Gerard has illustrated several children's books, including The Lightlings storybooks for young readers by R.C. Sproul. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and works as the chief creative officer for Portland Studios.

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violiner, April 9, 2008 (view all comments by violiner)
Please fix the erroneous apostrophe in the summary:

"...to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igiby's who hold the secret..."

There should not be one, as this use is the plural of the family's name.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400073849
Author:
Peterson, Andrew
Publisher:
Waterbrook Press
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;young adult;adventure;children
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wingfeather Saga
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BLACK-AND-WHITE LINE ART MAPS AND APPEND
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.83 in 0.74 lb

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Product details 304 pages Waterbrook Press - English 9781400073849 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Playwright Peterson (Behold the Lamb of God) spins a whimsical fantasy novel that will appeal to both adult and YA readers. When the three Igiby siblings find a mysterious map, they embark on an adventure to discover family secrets about the father they never knew and a hidden treasure that many have long desired to find. Leeli, the youngest, can sing with a beauty that captivates dragons; Tink, the middle sibling, has the makings of a king; and Janner, the eldest, possesses a bravery that will protect them all. But the children's curiosity get the entire Igiby family into trouble with the Fangs of Dang — frightening, scaly-skinned, lizard creatures that drip venom — who have ruled the land of Scree since the Great War. Soon, the Igibys are scrambling for their lives. Peterson's style is lighthearted and funny, but following the Igibys' story requires patience and attention to detail and character so as not to get lost. The sheer amount of names, places, creatures and history Peterson invents will frustrate some readers — it is so complicated that he inserts explanatory 'historical' footnotes throughout (though many are amusing)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A]ll the right quest elements are here, and with a bit more balance...the sequel could be a book well worth the wait."
"Review" by , "So good — smart, funny, as full of ideas as action."
"Review" by , "Totally fun! Andrew Peterson, a natural storyteller in the oral tradition, has nailed the voice needed to translate a rip-roaring fantasy tale to the written page."
"Synopsis" by , Singer-songwriter-storyteller Andrew Peterson spins a tale of redemption, peppered with songs, poems, and hilarious asides that follow the three Igiby children through a fantastical world of wonders — a world where they will need all their gifts to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang.
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