North or Be Eaten
Beware of Toothy Cows, Terrible Trolls, and Evil Fangs!
Book - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400073871
Series site - http://wingfeathersaga.com/?p=464
Author site - http://www.andrew-peterson.com/
from the publisher, the nice people at Waterbrook Press.
The Igiby family is back, and bigger, bolder, and braver than before. The story picks up after the harrowing escape of the family from the terrible Fangs in the previous book, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.
For those who missed the opportunity to hear the first book, Mr. Peterson is offering the unabridged version on iTunes for $3.95. It's eight-hours of fun, adventure, and narrow escapes for the Igiby family.
A great price for a fun read. Click here if you have iTunes.
You may want to order the first book too, as North or Be Eaten references back to pages in the previous volume, and contains some great sketches of the scenes and characters. North or Be Eaten (NoBE), includes some nice sketches of creatures, places, and things Janner, Tink, Leeli, Nia, Podo, and Peet encounter along the way.
Once again, Mr. Peterson has written a book that's not only a good story, but a fun read. The Toothy Cows of Skee are a good example. "The toothy cow defies description. It oozes fear as it oozes slobber from its oozy teeth." The story is sprinkled with side notes like you would find in a traveler's journal, that provide a deeper, fuller understanding of whatever the family has recently confronted. Rather than the dry details of some boring encyclopedia, the side notes let the reader feel as if they are being let in on extra journey details.
Okay, this book is a bit less light-hearted than the first book. But life isn't always goodness and light, sometimes we go through the tough times in the middle. NoBE keeps the tension turned up. Each time you think a problem is solved, a newer, larger problem presents itself. These are darker days for the Igibys, but through it all they depend on The Maker, and never lose sight of the importance of family and friends.
This brings up the them for tomorrow's blog. Everyone has a job that is important, be it a King, a Throne Warden, or a singer to sea dragons.
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