Saturday, October 30, 2021

Wingfeather Saga

I received these books from WaterBrook & Multnomah for review.  They are the first two books of the Wingfeather Saga, a witty and imaginative series written by Andrew Peterson.  These books are perfect for young readers, but even adults will enjoy them.  I know I did!

The Wingfeather Saga - On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness - Book 1 (Hardcover $13.99):  
This PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ECPA BESTSELLER is now in hardcover for the first time, and it features all new illustrations.

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.

The Wingfeather Saga - North!  Or Be Eaten - Book 2 (Hardcover $13.99):  This CPA BESTSELLER is now in hardcover for the first time, and it features all new illustrations.  First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.  Now they must make their way North!  Or Be Eaten . . .

Janner, Tink and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past.  But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea... and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow.  First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben and the dreaded Fork Factory.

But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart.  Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts and courage, On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness and North!  Or Be Eaten tell 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.  Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.

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