On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Adventure, Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree

Book - 2008
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Three siblings experience many fantastic adventures while looking for a lost treasure.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
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ISBN: 9781400073849
1400073847
Branch Call Number: TEEN F PET
Characteristics: 284 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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jbritton362
Aug 27, 2020

This series is incredible, just like most of the other comments say. I found the first 50 pages really slow and was discouraged by that. This first book ends up being great if you keep going... and the coming books are all incredible. The series just gets better and better as you go on... so do not give up if you are struggling with the initial set up. The beginning also feels quite juvenile, but the stakes grow increasingly throughout the series.

The series will make you weep and rejoice throughout. This first book is probably the slowest. You do NOT want to miss out on the Wingfeather Saga!

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mklmcnutt
Jun 22, 2020

This is the third or fourth time I've read this book, and I still love it! If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings, Ranger's Apprentice, or The Chronicles of Narnia, then this is the book for you!!
Even though the first one is amazing, you will like the next ones even better. It just gets more awesome as you go on! Andrew Peterson is a very creative writer, with good morals tucked in here and there. All together a beautiful, satisfying read!

What a great book! fans of LOTR ( like me ) will love this!

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GC2005
Jan 01, 2019

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness tells a well-paced story full of character and courage. It has enough character uniqueness and development to satisfy those who love character-driven stories, and an intriguing and fast-paced plot to satisfy those who read a book for the plot.

This story is filled with outlandish names, an unusual world, and funny footnotes that serve to both entertain and explain Anniera and its customs. We are thrown right into the world of Anniera, which can be disorienting, but the quirky writing style and well-used description make the world feel real and important.

I appreciated that despite the light tone and fast-paced plot, the characters’ struggles feel important and real. Janner, Tink, and Leeli all have unique personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. Their grandfather is a wise and quirky ex-pirate. Their mother is a loving, strong, and hard-working woman.

I also particularly liked the rich and authentic family relationships in this book. Often in teen and middle grade fiction, families are dysfunctional, not present, or treated as trivial and annoying. In On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, we see how even through their struggles and perils, the Igibys love each other and lean on each other.

This story has many layers. The fear and suffering of the people in Anniera. The struggle of good versus evil. The realization that you can’t judge a person by how they look. The struggle to fight for what is right when most prefer to turn a blind eye on the injustice.
If You Like

If you liked the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini, the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis, the Hobbit series by J. R. R. Tolkien, or the Green Ember series by S. D. Smith, you will probably enjoy this book.

-Grace at stackofbooks.home.blog

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turtlemommy_6780
Nov 02, 2018

This 4 book series is delicious and dangerous like all of Narnia--and it's quirky and quotable like "The Princess Bride". If you're lucky, you'll find "Pembrick's Creaturepedia: Skreean Edition" which is out of print, but useful as you encounter animals and such in the story.

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madmax011
Jun 09, 2018

I read this book with my family and we all thought it was great. It is a very good story and we were always excited to read it together before bed.

Mr_Cliff Jan 23, 2017

I enjoyed this first book in the Wingfeather Saga once I got past a bit of a slow start and adjusted to the conversational style of the author. Otherwise, it had some good adventure and just enough mystery and intrigue to keep you curious. It's also pretty humorous. I mean, the most fearsome creature in the whole story is a cow with sharp teeth! Looking forward to continuing the story in book 2.

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Tabaqui
Nov 25, 2016

Funny, adventurous, thoughtful, what else could you ask for? Plus, the titles make me laugh every time I see them. The toothy cows of Skree?! Just wish we could have seen more of the toothy cows and Peet. An engaging fantasy with Christian views. Definitely worthwhile.

PimaLib_Teens Jul 29, 2016

I HIGHLY recommend the Wingfeather Saga, a four-book series by Andrew Peterson. It is an upper-middle grad to YA fantasy, and has been described as "The Lord of the Rings" meets "The Princess Bride." An animated project is in the works as well! --Bernadette, a Tucson Teen

JCLChrisK Apr 14, 2016

This was fun. I was engaged and interested in finding out what happened next, yet at the same time it took me an unusually long time to get through it. So, good but not great.

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