Hi! OK, I don’t know what took me so long, but I’m going to FINALLY recommend the first book of my FAVORITE series! On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is an awesome book. I admit that the first half is sorta-kinda slow, but it is still an amazing story!
The story starts by introducing a world called Aerwiar, a magical land that has been taken over by a nameless darkness that happens to be named Knag (the book is filled with goofy things like this, so if you find those things really annoying, you probably won’t be able to read this). The main character, Janner Igiby, lives in a small town that is constantly under the shadow of this darkness. Human-sized lizards called fangs mistreat the human citizens, cruel laws limit their freedom to a ridiculous extent, and every once in a while, a black carriage comes and drags off children to who knows where. When Janner and his younger siblings Tink and Leeli find themselves tangled in the fate of the mysterious jewels of the long-lost kingdom of Anniera, they must fight to keep all the’ve ever known and end the darkness once and for all.
Yeah, so that’s a basic summary with no spoilers! The key element to the series is revealed at the end of this book, so I can’t be much more specific. If you get a little bored in the beginning, remember this:
- What book have you read that DOESN’T have any boring parts?
- THE ENDING TO THE LAST BOOK IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING, YOU WON’T EVEN CARE IF SOME OF THE PARTS ARE SLOW!!!😄
Age the book is good for: 7+ (although kids ages 9-14 are the most likely to enjoy it)
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4.5 stars!
There isn’t much violence in this book, besides a few battles with swords, bows and such. The fangs enjoy killing citizens (and each other) for fun, but none of it is described very graphically. I read this book when I was nine, and my sister when she was seven.
Ok, that’s just about all I have! Read it, and you won’t regret it. And after you read it, post some comments on what you thought of it! (please no major spoilers for those who haven’t read it yet!)
From one book-loving kid to another, “In the immortal words of Loshain P’stane, ‘If anyone reads this without permission, he will be most certainly and brutally slain. Or at the very least I’ll chop off a finger or two. Or three.” (ok, that quote wasn’t very relevant, but who cares?😋)