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Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark #2)

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One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty

Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being. Relentlessly pursued by bloodthirsty devils, she flees to the city of Nazneen to restore the Azazel to his temple. At the same time, Hirik Mothmage is also on a secret quest
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published September 17th 2009 by Putnam Juvenile (first published January 1st 2009)
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Terry Searles i tweeted the author last year and there is only a few hard copies around...no e book, but she did say that good things would be happening in the…morei tweeted the author last year and there is only a few hard copies around...no e book, but she did say that good things would be happening in the future with it....so fingers crossed!(less)

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Betsy
Jun 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
There was a boy. He came into my library branch. Couldn't have been more than ten years of age. A good kid. He knew to come up to the reference desk to ask his question, and he wasn't shy about it either. "I want books on fairies." Wow. Without hesitation I virtually dragged the kid over to the middle grade reader section, then got some clarification. "Fairies?" "Fairies." Right then. I looked about. Clearly this was a Spiderwick boy. We get them sometimes. Once Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black m ...more
Arielle Walker
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
So... little bit of a cliffhanger there. That's ok. There'll be a third book one day - right? I mean, this was published five years ago, but Laini Taylor's been busy with the fantastic Smoke and Bone series... I'm actually glad I didn't read this series when it first came out, as much as I would have loved it then - even longer to wait!
Alicia
I've been searching for a copy of this out-of-print book at a reasonable price for months. I finally have it in possession! My precious!
Chachic
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Originally posted here.

Silksinger is the second book in the Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor and is the sequel to Blackbringer. Laini Taylor has become an auto-buy author for me because I fell in love with her YA books: Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Lips Touch . I found Blackbringer a little harder to get into that her other books but ended up enjoying it quite a bit once I got used to the writing and the worldbuilding. I picked up Silksinger right after reading the first book because I want
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
That cannot be the end of this series. I mean, it was a good ending for this installment. But no more published books about Magpie and Talon and Whisper and Hirik?

JE REFUSE.
Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)
(4.5)

Not quite as good as Blackbringer, but still amazing and now I’m dying because I need the next book but idk if it will ever exist 😭😭😭
Rachel
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm saying the same thing on every Laini Taylor book review, but it holds: she is one of the most imaginative, original, talented storytellers I think I've ever read. I'm always blown away by how creative and detail-oriented and unique her books are. This was great!
doctor
This book dragged on a bit long and that's because it probably was going to be a bridging book but Laini won't ever return to this, I guess? I don't really know why another book in this series was never pushed, nor as to why every hardcover copy for purchase is more than $20 online.

I love all the ideas Taylor brings up in Dreamdark but they never go anywhere because of that reason... the series just ends without any resolution. If anyone can provide any information as to what happens/why it hap
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Maureen E
by Laini Taylor

In this sequel to Blackbringer, Taylor returns to the story of Magpie and Talon, while also weaving in the stories of several new characters.

Yay! I loved this book. Granted, I wasn’t quite as blown away as I was by Blackbringer, but I think this was simply because the world was familiar instead of being completely new. I was happy that we also got significant amounts of Mags and the other characters from the first book. I’ve noticed a slight tendency for sequels to move to complet
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
3.5

The second (and, unfortunately, last) book in the Dreamdark series continues the search for the Djinn to strengthen the Tapestry of the world.

Along with Magpie, Talon and the crows, we're also introduced to new characters Whisper, Hirik and Dusk, as well as sundry other minor characters.

As with the first book, there's nothing ground-breaking about these books, as they are essentially magical quest type stories as our heroes search for the maguffins (the Djinn) and have adentures along the wa
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, review
This and my other reviews can be found at http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/

Whisper Silksinger is the last of her clan and it is up to her to restore the powerful Djinn Azazel while being chased by devils. Meanwhile Hirik is on a quest to find Azazel to restore his clan’s honour, and also Magpie is searching for Whisper to protect her from a secret enemy. This book is just as good as the first with the introduction of new characters along with characters which I grew to love in the first bo
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Angela Oliver
Another exquisite read from an author who has become one of my favourites. Once again, Laini Taylor takes us into the beautifully detailed world of the fairies, with her usual cast of quirky characters and a plot filled with enough excitement and surprises to keep us turning the pages. My only complaint about this book is that the ending indicates that there should be more to this series, but currently there are only the two - please tell me you're going to write more, Laini!
Foz Meadows
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am in awe of Laini Laylor's brain. In. Awe.

That is all.
Alex
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: need-to-buy
I know that it looks like this book took me a month and a half to read, but really, it only took me like 4 days. Promise. The rest of the time, it just sat on my nightstand... and starred at me. Sigh.
You know what? I think what makes a book good, or even great, is the author's willingness to let characters we love... die. I mean it's horrible and sad and we hate them for it, but it ultimately makes the story more real. Events within the story start having actual consequences, and you start freak
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Anne-Marie Amende
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More wonderful characters and some delicious twists to keep you entranced. Endearing moments captured within the action make this a magical read.
Oh - and I even bought copies so it's permanently in my library! Can't wait for book 3 Leoni...
Sara
Dec 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fairies
Silksinger is the second of the Fairies of Dreamdark books, a planned multi-book series that has unfortunately been put on hold by the publisher, according to the author's website. I read it after reading the first Fairies of Dreamdark book, Blackbringer, and the two books are complete stories in and of themselves, but you can tell that they are intended to be part of a larger story.

So, the story. In Silksinger, a young fairy with an unusual gift (thought to be gone from the world) is given a b
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C.C. Thomas
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
One is a lonely number. One=the number of people who have ever heard of this book series when I bring it up and that number is me. What a travesty! I shall have to carry the total fandom on my not-so-broad shoulders, then.

Truly, Laini Taylor is one of my absolute favorite writers of fantasy, for any age. She can take a story and weave magic into those tired old words like nobody's business-making scenes dance and jump on the page, making flat characters come alive in such a way that it's crazy t
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Eshusdaughter
Blackbringer was one of my favorite YA fantasy books of all time so I was a bit anxious to get my hands on it's follow-up, Silksinger. I was also anxious to see if Taylor could spin her magic again and drag me into the story so deeply I didn't want to get back out. She did indeed.

This was a wonderful follow-up book that introduces new characters while still weaving in the old ones. This time the main story follows Whisper Silksinger, the last of the Silksinger clan and the guardian of one of th
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Eleanor
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I couldn't wait to read this book! It takes off where Blackbringer left us, with Magpie, Talon and the crows searching for more of the Djinn to restore to their former glory to save the world. It also adds in Whisper, the last of the Silksingers, who have long been thought dead, and Hirik, a faery with a secret and a desperate need to redeem his family. Whisper has in her care the smoldering ember of one of the Djinn, and Magpie is seeking her to keep her safe. What follows is their separate but
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Mephistia
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I can't get over this woman's writing. It's absolutely, stunningly magical. Every time I read another book of hers, I start it thinking, "It's really just a kid's book, and I just happened to be in the right mood last time . . . it's not going to draw me in the same way this time."

And every time, I find myself completely lost in her world and words. I surface a few hours later, when I've read it to the last page, no pausing. And that's a rare for thing for me, anymore. I'm an adult, I don't norm
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Patricia J. O'Brien
Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Laini Taylor is a magical writer. (I think she found a portal to Faerie) Her fairies of Dreamdark (first in Blackbringer and then in Silksinger) are tiny things that pack a wallop in a world where dragons are gone, clans are dying out and Djinn have retreated to their elemental form.
The stories are filled with great names like Magpie Windwitch and Whisper Silksinger and Talon Rathersting. The names and distinct characteristics of the beings in these tales are just one of the wonders of Ms Taylor
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Suzy Kennedy
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
OMG_ I cant believe Lani Taylor NEVER FINISHED THIS SERIES!!!!!!

I was so excited to finish up this series as while it was hard to get into, It was suiper enjoyable once I figured out the world.
I enjoyed learning about the back story of the Djin, how the 6 were betrayed by the 1 and why they hid and went into slumber. the small bit of romance, lots of adventure with finding the Azeazel and his son and the trips to the spirit realm. We now know that someone is trying to destroy the Djin, which is
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Audra
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This one. If you only read one of Laini Taylor's books, pick this one. It's the second in a series but it could work. Some things will seem like crazy coincidences, but hey, they really are. They'll just seem a little less mind-blowing if you read the first book.

Since more people seem to have read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone books, I will say this world, or maybe the perspective, is not as beautiful as that one. Still Silksinger comes alive in a way that makes you forget you're reading. Also
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Luann
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I SO enjoyed being back in the world of Dreamdark! This second book in the series is even better than the first, which I wouldn't have thought possible! I absolutely loved all of the new characters. They fleshed out the story and interacted perfectly with favorites from Dreamdark: Blackbringer. I would have loved to have a bit more of Poppy Manygreen, but the part she does play in this story is PERFECT. If I didn't have a huge stack of books waiting for me, I would love to start this one all ove ...more
Elisabeth
May 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Silksinger picks up where Blackbringer left off, with another djinn to recover and another evil to do battle with. It adds new characters--Whisper, the Silksinger of the title, and Hirik, the would-be champion of the lost djinn Azazel--and reuinites us with the old ones as well. The gifts her characters have are ingenious--Taylor weaves magic out of everyday activities like knitting and singing, and even manages to make insects a vital and necessary part of the interconnected world.

full review h
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Debbie Barr
Jul 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to read an early draft of this book, and I must say, that it is AMAZING. I can't wait to be able to talk to more people about it! I felt really drawn by the book and the characters, and it was an incredible, emotional, wonderful experience of the book. I finished it, craving for more. And if this draft was good, I can only imagine how good the final product will be like!
Siren
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood, fantasy
I love a good fantasy book and this is a series I started when I was younger, but it was still as entertaining now as it was back then. I wish more people would read this series! Laini Taylor amazes me with her imagination. I want to live in her world!
Valerie
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved this sequel to Blackbringer! Well written story, great characters and just flat out enjoyed the story of warrior fairies!
Lindsey
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
What do you mean there isn't a third book? Not even a book in progress? Come on Taylor!
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