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.
Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is 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.
Janner Igiby lay trembling in his bed with his eyes shut tight, listening to the dreadful sound of the Black Carriage rattling along in the moonlight. His younger brother Tink was snoring in the bunk ...
Andrew Peterson is the bestselling author of the Wingfeather Saga, a singer/songwriter, and the founder of The Rabbit Room, which fosters community through story, art, and music. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Nashville.
This is great adventure story for anyone who loves fantasy. The writing is careful and descriptive. The pre-industrial society the author creates is entrenched in a war between good and evil, filled with lore, and plagued by dangers young Janner and his siblings must face as they learn about their heritage.
Fans of the Wingfeather Saga will enjoy the detailed fantasy world of It Is Written. Like Skree, Corine's homeland of The Fire Clans faces advancement from its imperialistic neighbors. It Is Written uses maps, poems, and songs to paint a picture of Corine's world. Peterson fans will enjoy the battle between good and evil forces. In It Is Written, there are no purely evil people. Evil arises when desperation and greed lead people to make bad (and sometimes very terrible) choices.