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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?
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. Grade 5—9—In this second volume in the series, the adventures of Magpie and the other fairies of Dreamdark forest continue as they quest to find the remaining five djinn that created the world.
Two legendary clans with special magical gifts, the Mothmage and the Silksingers, both long-thought extinct, reemerge as Magpie and her followers search for the djinn Azazel in Nazneen. Evil is brewing there, and many surprises await the fairy heroes as they try to protect the world’s tapestry from unraveling. Silksinger defies genre barriers. It certainly feels like fantasy, but it has elements of adventure and horror as well. With excellent world-building and deft pacing, this story is difficult to put down.
The characters are well developed, and their close relationships and rapid-fire dialogue enhance the story. Make no mistake, these are not girly Disney-esque creatures. Taylor’s fairies are tough and can take care of themselves. Occasional sword violence is offset by a rigid respect for all life in this fairy culture.
While Taylor does a good job of weaving details from the first book into the second, Silksinger will be best enjoyed if it is read in sequence. This is series fantasy at its best: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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Showing of 39 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering dreamdar, right now. Please try again later. I discovered the first novel in this series, Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, in a used bookstore, picked it up, hesitated, read the flaps, hesitated again and then took a moment to read the prologue. I found it delightfully intriguing and happily, I made the choice to take it home.
That moment of chance discovery and the choice to buy have proven to be lasting gifts. I’ve been anticipating Silksinger like crazy; first, just to immerse myself once again in author Laini Taylor’s gorgeous world and second, to discover if the second volume in this series could possibly live up to my very high expectations.
From the moving sacrifices of the opening chase to Whisper’s gift of song at the close, Silksinger simply soars. Taylor’s lyrical prose combined with her brilliant imagination, her ability to create unforgettable characters and her strong, solid plotting makes for a whole so magical it actually boggles my mind a little. Silksinger has action and adventure and heroes of many different types – some quite unexpected – that are daring and determined.
Some really nasty characters and the rather dark scenes they inhabit are balanced with humor and romance, magic, beauty, friendship and love. The story is involving and intricate, building beautifully on Blackbringer and hinting at what is to come. In Silksinger, we are given the chance to revisit old friends and to meet a new group of fully developed and marvelously interesting characters.
Silksniger would have been very easy for Taylor to make Whisper and Hirik only slightly altered clones of Magpie and Talon, but she avoids that, giving them their own personalities, suited to their back-stories. Whisper, in particular, is a somewhat non-traditional heroine and I think she and her bravery will appeal to many people, particularly children.
Taylor’s secondary characters continue to shine; I truly believe that a number of them could support their own books. And the crows alone could have their own series! Taylor has also done an excellent job of developing a variety of different clans and societies in her stories, each with their own histories, which enriches the world of Dreamdark and gives it additional texture and depth.
Happily, she manages to do this with a light touch, keeping the world building accessible to all ages. Is Silksinger for rreamdark However, as mentioned above, Silisinger Silksinger is somewhat darker than Blackbringer which may affect its suitability for younger children.
With only the smallest amount drdamdark editing, I read Blackbringer to my five year old granddaughter more than a year ago and she handled the scary parts just fine. I plan to hold off on reading Silksinger to her for another year or even two as I think she may find deramdark of the scenes fairly disturbing. Kids in the intended age group of 9 – 12 should be fine with the more mature themes. As I often do, I suggest parents of dreandark children dresmdark the book first and use their own best judgment drwamdark determine if it suits their child’s maturity level.
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It’s a great story with stellar writing that will provide them with a break from the angsty romance currently so popular in young adult fiction. Not that there’s anything dgeamdark with angsty romance! Is Silksinger for adults? Oh yes, most definitely yes. A novel this well-crafted is a delight for any age.
If you haven’t yet read Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, I strongly suggest you do so before reading Silksinger. While Silksinger can certainly be enjoyed as a stand alone, I believe readers will take much more pleasure in it if they have knowledge of the history of Dreamdark as referenced in Blackbringer’s pages. My heart tells me this series is destined to become a classic. I know that, for me, it has already attained that status.
Very highly and joyfully recommended! Or, three stars because it leaves the story unfinished with no further books in sight? I decided on five because despite not having resolved the full story arc, Silksinger was fast-paced and action-packed, with well-designed characters in a rich world full of wonderment. And the main plotline is resolved. I got lost in the story of Magpie and Whisper. I cared about them and their friends.
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The first Dreamdark book spent a lot of time setting things up. So, it took a while before the book got going. This one starts off with Whisper fleeing for her life as the last of her family dies protecting her and her sacred charge.
And the story never let up from there. This is one of those “young adult” books that defies age classification. I’m 36, and I loved every minute of it. BlackbringerMagpie fulfilled her destiny by awakening the Djinn King and becoming his champion.
Now, she must find the remaining djinn before the tapestry of creation unravels. But, evil is also looking for the djinn – to destroy them before they can be awakened. It is a classic tale of deamdark and evil, but Taylor imbues her fantasy with unique twists, like the glyph based magic system, and a host of faery creatures which include sentient winds and imps with the power of silkdinger. I would definitely return to Dreamdark.
Highly recommended to all fans of fantasy, regardless of age. Best series I’ve ever read! A first novel like Blackbringer is a very tough act to follow. I spent weeks seeing as my thoughts silksknger towards this novel long after I was done with silksinber and I could barely wait until the next one came out. I must admit, I was afraid when I received my copy of Silksinger.
Sequels tend to lack some of the wonder and originality that strikes a reader on a first novel, but Taylor’s second installment on the Dreamdark series is magnificent and exquisite and even better than the first one.
The world of fairies in the Dreamdark series is vividly described, detailed, expertly-created sklksinger incredibly gorgeous. Silksinger might look like a hefty read compared to many other young adults reads out there barely making it to pages, but the hours and the pages go by without you dreqmdark because is impossible not to loose dreamdxrk self in this alternate reality and magical realm Taylor sets for us.
The characters, despite being tiny fairies, have incredible depth and feel more real than flesh and bone humans in many other series. Magpie is an unlikely and powerful lead on both books, even in this one when her protagonist role was shared with new characters. Whisper and Hirik, both new and mighty additions to the series, are beautifully rendered characters that make you cheer, laugh, weep and believe in them.
Talon and the crows are as endearing as ever and Batch the imp is