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Blackbringer Laini Taylor s debut novel has won accolades for a tale that distinguishes itself from even the best modern fantasies Magpie Windwitch granddaughter of the West Wind hunts down devils released on th

  • Title: Blackbringer
  • Author: Laini Taylor Davina Porter
  • ISBN: 9781436129411
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Blackbringer By Laini Taylor Davina Porter, Laini Taylor s debut novel has won accolades for a tale that distinguishes itself from even the best modern fantasies Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, hunts down devils released on the world But the Blackbringer may be too powerful even for this determined faerie.Featuring both an uncommonly well conceived setting and buckets of high energy action, TayloLaini Taylor s debut novel has won accolades for a tale that distinguishes itself from even the best modern fantasies Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, hunts down devils released on the world But the Blackbringer may be too powerful even for this determined faerie.Featuring both an uncommonly well conceived setting and buckets of high energy action, Taylor s debut tale belongs at the top of everyone s fantasy must read list Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

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    1. Really excellent fish and chips with wonderfully battered and melt in your mouth Atlantic cod, malted vinegar and crisped chips That s my food analogy for Laini Taylor s Blackbringer Dreamdark 1 Ah, nothing like excellent fish and chips As Abby told me at lunch today, a book review is only successful when you get to the end and you re hungrier than when you started She might have been joking, but I m pretending otherwise Taylor s faerie world, and the language she uses to inhabit it, transported [...]

    2. 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 murder of crows who she travels with They love her dearly and their love is reciprocated in spades And there is also Talon, a Prince of a faerie warrior clan of Dreamdark, who was born with underdeveloped wings [...]

    3. I nearly didn t read this book because I was horribly afraid that it would be too much like my own small winged faery hunter with knife and crows book can you blame me and I dreaded the possibility that Laini Taylor might have told the same story I had, and better.However, when my son broke his arm and had to spend the night in hospital last October I was dying for SOMETHING to read, and when I walked into Chapters there it was, my nemesis I knew Betsy Bird of Fuse 8 fame had loved it, and the c [...]

    4. Dreamdark Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor As a Youth Services staff member, I have been whittling down the list of must reads recommended by both book review periodicals and fellow Juvenile and YA readers I have been mired in teen angst, hurled through recycled adventures, and generally worn out by stories that just don t wow.This book, Dreamdark, was recommended to me by a staff member It sounded like another rehashing of fairy tale ingredients, but because it had earned such praise, I forged ahe [...]

    5. Magie Windwitch is much adventurous than most faeries Accompanying her scholarly parents around the world to record dying magics, she becomes a devil hunter with a merry band of crows When she discovers a loosed devil that seems different than all of the rest, she returns home for the first time in 80 years to get answers.I was reluctant to start this because as much as I love Susanna Clarke s fae, I was growing kind of tired of the teen faery sagas I d run across lately This story was complete [...]

    6. I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark Blackbringer Laini Taylor s writing pulled me in, and the characters and story wouldn t let me go The first bit of dialogue hooked me I loved how the characters don t use some exalted High Language, but instead speak in a wonderful rough and ready dialect Dialect is tough to pull off, and one that s largely invented even so But Taylor does it brilliantly enough to add richness and flavor, not so much as to be confusing The main character, Magpie, is simpl [...]

    7. Originally posted here.Laini Taylor is one of my favorite discoveries this year I fell in love with both Lips Touch and Daughter of Smoke and Bone when I got to read them Since the latter is getting a lot of attention from bloggers and readers alike, I thought it would be a good idea to feature her lesser known Dreamdark novel during Retro Friday.Blackbringer is the first book in the Dreamdark series Laini Taylor mentions in her website that she initially wanted to write five Dreamdark books but [...]

    8. I grew up with Disney versions of the famous Grimm collection of fairytales Color, imagery, whimsey melded into a tapestry of beauty I especially loved Fantasia and as an adult still love it Blackbringer brings Fantasia to mind Faeries, whimsical crows, impish imps, delightful crows that sing, dance love and fight to save their world All make for a reading experience that it just that an experience.Faeries Magpie Windwitch comes from dreams, she s made from the fabric of dreams and woven into th [...]

    9. An amazing book This is Laini Taylor s debut novel, and she has created a world that I would love to live in In fact, I m jealous that I didn t think of it Her faeries are tiny and insect winged, all that you d imagine, and yet A rich society, living parallel to ours, and struggling to protect the world from dark forces like the Blackbringer Magpie is a great characters actually, all her characters are great real and believable, yet magical at the same time Can t wait for the sequel

    10. I m not saying I m book stalking Laini Taylor I m not not saying it either My landlady happened to borrow Blackbringer or Dreamdark Blackbringer for those in favour of colon book titles from the library while seeking the third instalment of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy This isn t it, incidentally it s actually Taylor s debut novel, but in many ways it s even better How can that be Well, it has fairies And djinn And dragons.Did I mention it has fairies In Blackbringer, eight Djinn wove [...]

    11. Well lassies, I waffled between a two and three star The potential is there but the book falls short on plot and character development Magpie Windwitch is a roaming faerie who fights devils that humans are releasing from bottles that had been sealed by fairies long ago When she finds a devil that threatens to devour the world she seeks the help of the Djinn King that sealed it thousands of years before In the process she discovers how she came to have strange powers that help heal a world that i [...]

    12. I was so excited to read another Laini Taylor book I absolutely LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the follow up book, Days of Blood and Starlight I tried very hard to become interested in the story line I kept at it for 40 pages until I realized I was reading pages and not paying attention I was skimming whole pages as I often do when the story just isn t interesting I kept re reading paragraphs over and over again, because my mind would wanderI wasn t expecting a repeat of Daughter of smoke [...]

    13. This was the sort of book I like to linger over, just enjoying the pretty words and the vivid images I was not surprised to learn that Ms Taylor is an artist, because BLACKBRINGER reminds me of the sort of intricate, beautiful with corners of creepiness picture books I loved as a kid But it was also a just plain fun story, with a fresh and spunky heroine, and ancient mysteries and magic Also, I just loved the crows Unreasonably I wish I had my own pack of cheerful, loyal, cheroot smoking theatri [...]

    14. Magpie Windwich is a fairy who, with her band of crow companions, hunts down the devils that are plaguing the world She has discovered a new kind of evil however in the most recent devil she found There is nothing but darkness and gnawing hunger where she would normally expect to find filth and blood To learn of what she has found, she decides she must chase down the djinn, the elemental forces that created the world, but they are in hiding and have not been seen for millenia Pie is not stopped [...]

    15. Oh, that was lovely, creative, and sharp Skews a bit younger than her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, but still full of the same gorgeous writing and imagery.

    16. Actual Rating 4.5 5I did a double take when a friend recommended Blackbringer for my fairy novel market research project For some reason, I was under the impression that Daughter of Smoke and Bone was Laini Taylor s first novel It s actually her fourth And since I d been meaning to read Taylor s work for a while, Blackbringer went to the top of my TBR list Well, I m now grateful I made that choice, because this was such a treat Blackbringer introduces readers to Dreamdark, a modern day forest tu [...]

    17. I really enjoyed Blackbringer already has many excellent reviews that summarize the plot and point out both the charms and the imperfections in this debut novel from Laini Taylor, of Daughter of Smoke and Bone fame I agree that the ending was a bit rushed and didn t tie up all of the loose ends about the pretender faerie queen The main elements of the plot were also predictable, although there were delightful surprises along the way But the imperfections are those to be expected in a journeyman [...]

    18. I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone so much, I immediately ordered books by the author to satisfy my craving until the inevitable sequel Since DOSB was technically YA lit, I didn t hesitate when I saw that Blackbringer was also, especially since it has so many glowing reviews However, it leans heavily toward the younger crowd than toward adults But, like the first Harry Potter, there is so much potential here.Taylor excels as vivid description Her fairy world comes alive as I have rarely seen [...]

    19. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm Magpie Windwitch is an adventurous fairy, who hunts, captures and imprisons devils in their ancient bottles However, when an old evil named Blackbringer wants to unmake the world it is up to Magpie and her friends to save Dreamdark This is a well written fantasy which is very descriptive and in depth, Magpie is a strong and independent Fairy, and this book has lovely drawings so you can picture all the different characters This book shou [...]

    20. Lush, gorgeous and involving This is a faery tale that manages to be both classical and modern at the same time The world building is excellent, the dialogue brilliantly well done and the story arc satisfying I love crows in the real world, and Taylor s anthropomorphized crows delighted me There s not the sexy, dangerous undercurrent that I adored in Lips Touch Three Times, but it would be out of place in this book, which has plenty of non sexy danger and is aimed at a slightly younger audience, [...]

    21. Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defent an ancient evil creature, called the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all creation Wow Wow And WOW again This book was unlike any other fantasy I have ever read I loved it In the days where every fantasy book has some Harry Potter element, it s refreshing to read something entirely different.

    22. Nothing wrong with this book, but it is just too young for my taste I will wait for Laini s next YA book.

    23. A very sweet, YA adventure You can clearly see how Laini grows as a writer between DreamDark and Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I truly enjoyed her faerie world.

    24. Cute, and looks like the series is going to be about 6 or 7 books long The dialogue is written with sort of an accent, all ach and aye and lassie and lad.

    25. Never thought I would have a soft spot for crows.Laini Taylor,you ve done it again, making me like things I never liked before

    26. Some time ago I read Holly Black s The Spiderwick Chronicles, largely because I enjoyed the movie and the local bookstore had a nifty version with all five stories and extra illustrations in it I liked it enough that I started taking into consideration the whole fairy fad going on these days I d been avoiding books with fairies because I was utterly sick of them But a short time ago, while in the bookstore, I found myself questioning this Self, I thought, is that really fair I mean, you haven t [...]

    27. Super cute story I d really like to read the sequel Too bad the cheapest a used copy is being sold for is 30 I really think they need to reproduce these books since Laini Taylor has gained popularity I m sure her fans would appreciate being able to read her first works without paying ridiculous prices On a bright note this book is fairly easy to find and it ends well so that you don t necessarily HAVE to read the sequel.

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