Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer
Putnam Juvenile (2007)
Reviewed by Neha N. Kashmiri (age 14) for Reader Views (12/08)
Magpie WindWitch, with her crow friends, has been hunting devils that have been let loose by “mannies” (humans) since she was a sprout. When she finds an open bottle that had been sealed by the Magruwen (the Djinn King) himself, she might be in over her head. The Blackbringer is an evil that she can’t possibly stop by herself.
She travels to Never Nigh, the city of the faeries. Never Nigh used to be one of the greatest cities of faeries but its citizens have long forgotten the magic that keeps Never Nigh safe from harm. And with the Blackbringer loose Magpie may be the only one that can save the faeries now. But then she finds a friend in Talon, a faerie without wings. They are the only ones brave enough to go down the well to see the Magruwen, where the Djinn King has been resting for centuries. The Djinns are the ones who created the world and all its inhabitants. Can the Djinn King help her solve the mystery of the Blackbringer?
From the catacombs of Rome to the Moolight Gardens Laini Taylor weaves a story that isn’t hard to imagine at all. With a fierce heroine, an unforgettable adventure and just a hint of romance “Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer” leaves you wanting more.