On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
By Andrew Peterson
Hi! This was a great fictional book! My favorite character was probably Leeli Igiby. Her leg was twisted at an unnatural angle beneath her knee. Even though this happened, she was brave and bold, but also quite stubborn. She wouldn’t let anybody help her get around. But she was never afraid to take on a challenge. And a challenge it was the day of the Dragon Day Festival.
For the Dragon Day Festival, people came from all over the world to the little town of Glipwood. Janner didn’t want all the responsibility of making sure his little brother and sister, Tink and Leeli, were okay – and he let his family know! (And not at all in a nice way!) His grandfather understood. He had a little talk with Janner to explain why it was crucial for him to care for his brother and sister, and sent him out to fulfill his duty. But when Leeli throws a stick too far out for her little dog, Nugget, to catch, Nugget runs into a Fang.
A Fang is an evil, lizard-like creature who works for Gnag, the Nameless. Gnag took over the beautiful city of Aerwiar. The Fangs went around the countries that Gnag had overtaken and made sure that the citizens of those countries didn’t try to overtake Gnag, the Nameless.
The Fangs attacked Leeli, and Janner and Tink went after her. They barely escaped, when someone threw rocks at the Fang. Then, they ran away. They tried to stay undercover, and went to see the sea dragons doing fancy tricks in and out of the sea. But soon, the soldiers found them, and they were thrown in jail.
There was a thing called the black carriage. It came around every night and swooped up some unfortunate child at a house. But now, it was coming to get Janner, Tink, and Leeli!
Will they escape and be able to go on? Or will the black carriage come and take them away to who knows where in the night? As I always say, read the book to find out!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor – zero being not scary at all and five being majorly scary): 3
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor – zero having no yucky-lovey parts in it and five having major yucky-lovey parts): 1
I give this book 5 wands.
This was an exciting book about three kids and their ordinary lives, until a mysterious event happens and a secret new life unfolds in front of them.