The E-mail message field is required. 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. It is obvious that his musical talents have been put to good use as his use of words, plot and narrative read like a well scored film script. Here there be tales within yarns within stories. But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. The fourth and final book, , released in 2014, illustrated by Joe Sutphin.
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a book filled with humor and ridiculous names of places and people, but this book still managed to maintain these themes of the prior book while advancing the plot with quite a good bit of darkness. I cheered for them all. The last two or three chapters are what really did it for me, though, as there are dark, dark secrets that come to light, sins and lives that are forgiven and redeemed, and brothers who find each other. His prose with words and music, and the way he points his listeners to Truth and the eternal light simply amaze me. Kings fall and kingdoms totter.
From a young person's fantasy novel? Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles. This book will now take it's place on the shelf of my all-time favorites. Then you'll have a lot of people that were looking for a jaunty, silly adventure. Fans will ponder what escapades Andrew Peterson will come up with next for the three Igiby children to confront. The author spills characters like Podo and Nurgabog onto the page, then weaves a tale of danger that holds the reader captive. He protects his soul by reminding him at every turn what is good and noble and true in the world. And the ghastly Grey Fangs of Dang.
I deeply love this grand story and passionately recommend. There is no gratuitous violence - but there are violent struggles that clearly illustrate the battle between good and evil and there are bloody descriptions as appropriate. I understand why they are classified as fantasy they do have otherworldly creatures but they are not magical in the way that Harry Potter defies the laws of reality nor are they fantastic in the way that Percy Jackson super imposes an alternate reality on our own. I am curious to see where this series goes; as with t I liked this installment in the Wingfeather Saga quite a bit more than the last. I really like where the author is taking this series! In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow.
In this installment, the plot deepens and darkens. The mood and subtext of this book reminds me of Oliver Twist or Barrie's Peter Pan. It is also a thrilling and epic adventure whose characters I have grown to love and cherish. In the town of Glipwood had lived the Igiby family of Mother Nia with her father and her three children sons Janner and Tink, and handicapped daughter Leeli. It is his job to remember and remind. Fang General Khrek knows the prophecy of the Jewels of Anniera and wants to prevent it from occurring by killing the three heirs. Another thing is that there was always a great ending to these Wingfeather Saga books.
This is a beautiful story that is ultimately about sin and redemption, mercy and grace. If you're just discovering me or any of my work, it can be a little confusing because there are several facets to it. In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. Or Be Eatenworthy of a big mug filled with a favorite beverage and a cozy nook near a crackling fire for hours on end. Or Be Eatenis a must-read. When Tolkien built Middle Earth, he built an entirely different world than our own.
Since we were introduced to a lot of the storyworld basics in book 1, the author had a lot more freedom in this book as far as the storyworld went. This is a fun adventure and I was grateful for the redemption that one character finally found. Andrew wrote this like a song, and it is beautiful. But darkness never really wins. Not every 10-12 year old makes good decisions, but then again the little girl always chooses the good choice so far. All possessing very sharp teeth.
It seemed with every page you could see Janner growing into the protector of his family whether he wanted to be or not. My particular children are not terribly sensitive to the struggles in hero epics and so at 5, 6 and 8 they cannot get enough of these books. It is obvious that his musical talents have been put to good use as his use of words, plot and narrative read like a well scored film script. Very rarely have I had such mixed feelings about a series of books as I have about the Wingfeather Saga thus far. On one hand, there are long sequences that are nailbiting and difficult to put down, in a great way. So what are the lessons here? Trapping you in a series you're not sure if you want to finish. I look forward to having book three show up at in my library holds soon! I'm having a hard time remembering the last time that I shed tears while reading a book, but as I turned the final page of this strange, epic fantasy, I realized I had tears in my eyes.