Reviews for Dreamdark : Silksinger

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 February

Gr 5-9--In Laini Taylor's sequel (2009) to Blackbringer (2009, both Putnam), Whisper Silksinger, the last of her clan, must protect the Azazel, one of the seven Djinn and makers of the world, from the devils who would destroy him and all of life. On her way to the Azazel's throne in the faerie city of Nazneen, Whisper is aided by the strange mercenary Hirik and is drawn to this member of a traitor clan. Also seeking the Azazel is Magpie Windwitch, whose job it is to wake the Djinn king from his long sleep and restore him to his throne. None of this will happen, though, unless the faeries can defeat the legions of devils who are pursuing them. Cassandra Campbell's lively performance places listeners in the thick of things. She is especially adept at giving the broad range of characters unique voices. This fast-paced tale is a must-have for middle school and public libraries with fantasy audiobook collections.--Kathy Miller, Baldwin Junior High, Baldwin City, KS

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