On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga) by Andrew Peterson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
4.5 Llamas

Review

Ok, this book I actually really liked, but it can be a little dark at times. This is a Christian book series; however, there are monsters, children being kidnapped, people getting killed, (stabbed, bitten, eaten by beasts in the forests) and there are some very creepy monsters in the woods that wish to eat everyone. (Toothy Cows, Horned Hounds, and my personally favorite the Fangs…)

This book is about a kingdom in ruins after being taken over by the Fangs. (Evil Lizard People, who will happily bite/kill you when the moment strikes them) When Janner, Tink and Leeli accidentally anger some of the Fangs in town, hidden secrets slowly start to unravel around them. And their simple life starts to change for the worse…

I really enjoyed the book, but there is a lot of violence. People and Fangs get killed, the monsters in the woods kind-of eat people on occasion, and there is a lot of fighting. Not a lot is described, but there is mention of blood, death, killing things, and kidnapping children and never seeing them again. (The book does at times feel a little bit scary. But it is clean and a good series for kids or teens. But if you don’t want to see pictures of what look like vampire cows, then this book is not for you!)

Over all, I do suggest this book; but I am warning you, it can be a bit violent and awesome! I hope you all have a great day!!!!!! -The Young Llama Reader.

Pros

  • An amazing adventure that really gets your heart pumping!!!
  • Good for boys and girls 8 and up!

Cons

  • Creepy monsters, children being kidnapped and violence…

Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled 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 they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.

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