On the edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness Adventure, peril, lost jewels, and the fearsome toothy cows of Skree

Andrew Peterson, 1974-

Book - 2008

Three siblings experience many fantastic adventures while looking for a lost treasure.

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Wingfeather saga ; bk. 1.
Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press 2008.
1st ed
Physical Description
284 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Main Author
Andrew Peterson, 1974- (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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). (Mar.) [Page 42]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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Three siblings experience many fantastic adventures while looking for a lost treasure.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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, 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.