When the ancient evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way. However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries. While her kind live in seclusion deep in the forests of Dreamdark, she’s devoted her life to... show more
When the ancient evil of the Blackbringer rises to unmake the world, only one determined faerie stands in its way. However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries. While her kind live in seclusion deep in the forests of Dreamdark, she’s devoted her life to tracking down and recapturing devils escaped from their ancient bottles, just as her hero, the legendary Bellatrix, did 25,000 years ago. With her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee. But when a devil escapes from a bottle sealed by the ancient Djinn King himself—the creator of the world—she may be in over her head. How can a single faerie, even with the help of her friends, hope to defeat the impenetrable darkness of the Blackbringer? At a time when fantasy readers have an embarrassment of riches in choosing new worlds to fall in love with, this first novel by a fresh, original voice is sure to stand out.
Publish date: June 21st 2007
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Pages no: 442
Edition language: English
Series: Dreamdark (#1)
In a world where most of the faeries have forgotten most of their history and are content to live in ignorance of the world, there is one faerie who is fighting to keep the devils at bay. Magpie Windwitch is a tiny faerie with a big heart. She dreams of being like her idol Bellatrix and help keep th...
BLACKBRINGER was amazing. It is full of mystery, action, and best of all-Faries! But don't go thinkink "Oh another book about faries". BLACKBRINGER's faries are different, sarcastic, and full of magic. Pitch-perfect writing, Laini Tayor's debut novel is a stunner.
Originally reviewed here.Why I Read It: After reading and really enjoying Lips Touch: Three Times (review here), I decided I wanted to own ALL of Taylor's books, so I immediately put this on my "to buy" list. However, I noticed that the second book was not available to order on chapters.ca (I didn't...
I can handle bookish disappointments, but this is more disappointing than usual because Laini Taylor's other books (Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Lips Touch: Three Times) are some of my favorites.The author's usual magic and creativity when creating new, interesting worlds is there, but it's so muc...
Blackbringer is well done fantasy fiction with faeries. The storyline is intricate and inventive. I never thought I'd read a book that was able to combine faerie lore with djinn lore, but it was done very successfully here. I liked the characters, including Magpie, the lead heroine, and her murde...