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Dreamdark: Silksinger (Playaway Children) by Laini Taylor (2009-09-17). 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.

Dreamdark: Silksinger (Playaway Children) by Laini Taylor (2009-09-17). Kristin Anderson, Columbus Metropolitan Library System, OH END.

Silksinger is the second book in the Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor and is the sequel to Blackbringer. I found Blackbringer a little harder to get into that her other books but ended up enjoying it quite a bit once I got used to the writing and the worldbuilding. I picked up Silksinger right after reading the first book because I Originally posted here. Silksinger is the second book in the Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor and is the sequel to Blackbringer.

Dreamdark – Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor As a Youth Services staff .

I fell in love with both Lips Touch and Daughter of Smoke and Bone when I got to read them. I'm excited for the sequel, Silksinger, especially since I've heard that it's even better than this one. Recommended for those who enjoyed reading . Anderson's Knife or for fans of faerie books.

Faerie Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being. Now she must fight to complete her sacred duty.

Blackbringer (Faeries of Dreamdark by Laini Taylor.

Dreamdark: Silksinger stands at 449 pages, and is supplemented with very beautifully drawn pictures of some of the . In the end Silksinger surprised me. Taylor crafted a quick moving action adventure fantasy book, with characters that are hard to find fault with

Dreamdark: Silksinger stands at 449 pages, and is supplemented with very beautifully drawn pictures of some of the main characters of the novel. Analysis: When I picked up Silksinger I didn't know what to expect. When I had read Blackbringer I left with mixed feelings, there was a love for the plot line and the characters but there was confusion with the delivery and writing style that Taylor had used. Taylor crafted a quick moving action adventure fantasy book, with characters that are hard to find fault with.

Laini Taylor (born December 22, 1971) is an American young adult fantasy author and a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature. She is best known for the Karou or Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, whose third book appeared in 2014. In 2017, Taylor's novel Strange the Dreamer was released. In February 2018, the novel was selected as a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. The sequel to Strange the Dreamer, titled Muse of Nightmares, was released on October 2, 2018.

Laini Taylor’s books include the silk singer ( dreamdark ), blackbringer and the daughter of smoke and bone which ranked as the New York best sellers and . 2 early books of Laini Taylor. The Silksinger (faeries of DreamDark).

She dedicated much of her life in writing till she was 35 years of age when she published her first book. This gave her an opportunity to dream new. She portrays a day dreamer in all of her stories. Published in year 2009, it talks about whisper silk singer who was the last of the secret guardians of Azazel. Azazel is a powerful Djinn Who dreams of the world into being.

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One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty

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?s ancient honor.

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.

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. Blackbringer is one of my two or three favorite books of all time - and I'm over 50, so my `all-time' comprises quite a few years and thousands of books. 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.

It does.

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. It 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 kids? Yes. However, as mentioned above, IMO Silksinger is somewhat darker than Blackbringer which may affect its suitability for younger children. With only the smallest amount of 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 some 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 younger children read the book first and use their own best judgment to determine if it suits their child's maturity level.

Is Silksinger for teens? Yes. 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 wrong with angsty romance!)

Is Silksinger for adults? Oh yes, most definitely yes. A novel this well-crafted is a delight for any age.

One note: 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!
I was torn: five stars because it was so delightful? 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. 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.

In Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, Magpie 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 good 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 serendipity.

Overall, I truly enjoyed my time in Dreamdark and have high hopes that the success of Daughter of Smoke and Bone will rekindle her publisher's interest in this series (she had planned five books). I would definitely return to Dreamdark. Highly recommended to all fans of fantasy, regardless of age.
A first novel like Blackbringer is a very tough act to follow. I spent weeks seeing as my thoughts gravitated towards this novel long after I was done with it 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 and incredibly gorgeous. Silksinger might look like a hefty read compared to many other young adults reads out there barely making it to 200 pages, but the hours and the pages go by without you noticing because is impossible not to loose one 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...well, Batch through and through.
The plot is amazing. There is no mistake or false step in Taylor's writing and the story unravels magnificently. Some things you see coming, but others will leave you breathless. And the art is amazing. I love the collaborations of Taylor with her artist husband because it makes the characters come to life so powerfully in one's imagination. Laini Taylor might just be the best young adult writer out there right now and its a pity not a lot of people are familiarized with her incredible works.
If you want one of the best works of fiction (and trust me on this one) and one of the best young adult novels in recent years, the Dreamdark series is what your looking for.
You know a book is a good book when you can't get it out of your head and you suddenly wish yourself submerged into that world. Well, Dreamdark does just that. Silksinger is right now at the top of my list of best books I've ever read and, once you read it, I'm sure it will be on yours too.
Dreamdark: Silksinger ebook
Laini Taylor
Literature & Fiction
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Putnam Juvenile; 1 edition (September 17, 2009)
464 pages
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