Faeries of Dreamdark by Laini Taylor

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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.


About Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor has a successful line of faerie ornaments and greeting cards through her creation, Laini’s Ladies. Blackbringer is her first novel. She lives with her husband, the artist Jim Di Bartolo, in Portland, Oregon.
Published May 14, 2009 by Firebird. 452 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Featuring both an uncommonly well-conceived setting and buckets of high-energy action, Taylor’s debut tale of a thumb-sized devil hunter who comes this close to meeting her match belongs at the top of everyone’s fantasy must-read list.

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Although fairies and stories about fairies aren’t new by any means, Taylor makes them new again in this first book of her series.

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More than a little bit of a tomboy, Magpie has grown up with the crows, collecting magic before it fades and is forgotten, recording the details in a book to share with her parents, who are out collecting spells themselves.

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There is a nice spread of locales, such as the more bizarre habitations of the faerie world, a poisoned forest, the afterlife, and some meaty scenes – death and destruction in front of sigil-bearing doors in underground havens – but again there was a layer between me and the story that was hiding...

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Now devils were creeping back into the world, faster and faster all the time, but the age of champions was long past, and little Magpie Windwitch found herself alone against them.

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