Thursday, March 20, 2008

On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkeness by Andrew Peterson

Greetings all!

This book was so great I wound up getting it in more than one group by accident! WOW!
You will find a few added links, and a list of other people who reviewed this book too!

YEAH! Another fantastic book I got to read! I can't wait until my cousins get to read this one! :D
On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness is this first book of an incredible story. It is well spun, and a wonderful read. Shoot, if I didn't like this book I would just not even like to eat anything at all like a flabbit!

Could anyone not love Nugget? And why would anyone wish to be near the Fangs of Dang? Uggg! :p Can you read this book and not want the Seadragons to sing more often? They are nothing like the real Earth bound Seadragons which I have studied and are cousins to the beautiful seahorses which I have raised, but yet they are powerful and I am just *sure* they mean more than just what they did in this book. Would you like to know what all you can do with Thwaps? Does a Toothy-cow of Scree scare you, or make you happy? Have you seen a meep, or did you chase a chorkney? You will just never know if you don't read this book!

The wonderful words aside, the footnotes and extras were priceless! And boy did I feel happy, and dumb when I got to the end of this book and found out that this Author was a singer-songwriter and rather well know Christian recording artist! WOW!

Now where is book #2? I am sure I need to review it in case I come up against any Qill Diggles.

Carol :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
WaterBrook Press (March 18, 2008)
Andrew Peterson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Author/Singer/Songwriter Andrew Peterson, a 2005 Audie Award finalist for his readings of Ray Blackston’s Flabbergasted trilogy, wrote and produced the popular Christmas play and musical Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tale of the Coming of the Christ, and the album by the same name, which received the 2004 Best Album of the Year, World Christian Music’s Editors Choice Award. Andrew’s received critical acclaim for his seven albums and is at work on an eighth. He lives with his wife Jamie and their three young children near Nashville, Tennessee, where he reads storybooks aloud to his family each evening.

Artist Justin Gerard has illustrated several children’s books, including The Lightlings storybooks for young readers by R.C. Sproul. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and works as the chief creative officer for Portland Studios.
Andrew’s Web site and blog (a team blog he moderates): and

ABOUT THE BOOK: Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys’ extraordinary journey from Glipwood’s Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies.Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about life’s true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.

“So good–smart, funny, as full of ideas as action.”–Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy

“A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom–and features excellent instructions on how to cope with Thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional Toothy Cow.”–Allan Heinberg, writer/co-executive producer of ABC’s Grey's Anatomy, and co-creator of Marvel Comics Young Avengers

“Totally fun! Andrew Peterson, a natural storyteller in the oral tradition, has nailed the voice needed to translate a rip-roaring fantasy tale to the written page.”–Donita K. Paul, author of DragonSpell, DragonKnight, DragonQuest, and DragonFire

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Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Michael Heald
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Pamela Morrisson
John W. Otte
Deena Peterson
Steve Rice
Cheryl Russel
Ashley Rutherford
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Robert Treskillard
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise


    storyline said...

    I gather you liked the book. Your review made me chuckle, but I agree a great book indeed! Where is book #2? Yes, when you find one this good, you want to read the next one too.

    Mike Lynch said...

    I agree with you about the footnotes inserted into the story by the author. I think that was one the best things about the story.


    Valerie Comer said...

    LOL, you mean I should be checking my garden for thwaps? I know there are cows in the pasture behind my house, but I think they are Gummy Cows not Toothy Cows.

    Hm, I wonder what else is out there?