Tuesday, March 25, 2008
BLOG TOUR - DAY 3
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
by Andrew Peterson
Web site - http://andrew-peterson.com/
Author moderated blog - http://www.rabbitroom.com/
(Click book for Amazon link)
Besides the importance of family, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness stresses the idea of doing the right things for the right reason; but that doesn't mean that things will work out the way you hoped. Janner and Tink know that Leeli can sang. When they go to town for Dragon Day, Leeli sings a song for the dragons. The dragon music coming from the sea stops so that the dragons might listen to Leeli's song.
Afterwards, Leeli attempts a rescue of Nugget, her dog, from Slarb - an especially nasty Fang. Slarb corners the children in an alley, and attempts to take them to the Fang jail. With aid from an unseen rock-throwing friend, the children escape and tell their parents about their town adventures.
Tink finds a map in the old book store, and later Janner follows Tink to Anklejelly Manor in search of the Jewels of Annivera. Podo and Mother have warned the children before against venturing into the forrest. Tink figures the dangerous animals have all left centuries before, but the two boys soon find themselves pursued by horned hounds and toothy cows. When I first read about the "Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree" images of cows chewing grass came to mind. Tink and Janner are chased by these over-sized bovine predators. Oddly it sounded suspenseful and funny at the same time.
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is an enjoyable read. The author has a way with words and names that stands out from a lot of other YA fantasy books. This is one of those books that is almost as fun to read to yourself as to your children or grandchildren.
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