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About the author: Andrew Peterson
Gang the Nameless, enemy of Anniera defeated the High King of the Shining Isle. The survivors, certain people crossed the Dark Sea of Darkness and now reside in the land of Skree. “Since Gnag the Nameless had conquered the free lands of Skree, the Fangs had occupied all the towns, exacting taxes and being nasty to the free Skreeans.” p. 3 The Fangs are awful scaly creatures whose fangs leak venom; they are fast, agile, and enjoy tormenting the pitiful people of Skree. For nine years life among the Skreeans was difficult and challenging. Little did they know their lives were about to unravel.
Each year people from all over the land meet at the edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness to observe and celebrate the beauty of the water dragons. But this year would be different. A couple of days before the celebration the Igiby children become more adventurous than usual. A map is discovered, the discovery of the map only leads to more mystery and more secrets. The Igiby children find themselves victims to a particularly evil Fang known as Slarb, eventually they are cast into jail, awaiting certain doom.
In this book you will read about family secrets, awful creatures that live in the forest, treachery, unlikely heroes, and a giant dog. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness includes a few illustrations and maps that help to explain the background of the story and provides a visual experience. As far as I can tell the story is uniquely original, the lands and the characters are original. (I have only began to read fictional stories of this sort.) This is the first book of the Wingfeather Series, total there are four books. I loved the book and I cannot wait to read the next in the series. If you are interested in reading a book written by a thrice talented Christian father that encompasses the theme “good versus evil,” this is the book for you. If you are not familiar with Andrew Peterson, you must know that he is a songwriter, musical artist, and author.