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Blackbringer (Dreamdark, #1) 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 , 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


10 thoughts on “Blackbringer (Dreamdark, #1)

  1. J.L. Sutton J.L. Sutton says:

    Really excellent fish and chips with wonderfully battered and melt in your mouth Atlantic cod, malted vinegar and crisped chips That s my food analogy for Laini Taylor s Blackbringer Dreamdark 1 Ah, nothing like excellent fish and chips As Abby told me at lunch today, a book review is only successful when you get to the end and you re


  2. R.J. R.J. says:

    I nearly didn t read this book because I was horribly afraid that it would be too much like my own small winged faery hunter with knife and crows book can you blame me and I dreaded the possibility that Laini Taylor might have told the same story I had, and better.However, when my son broke his arm and had to spend the night in hospital


  3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    Blackbringer is well done fantasy fiction with faeries The storyline is intricate and inventive I never thought I d read a book that was able to combine faerie lore with djinn lore, but it was done very successfully here I liked the characters, including Magpie, the lead heroine, and her murder of crows who she travels with They love her


  4. Chemung County Library District Chemung County Library District says:

    Dreamdark Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor As a Youth Services staff member, I have been whittling down the list of must reads recommended by both book review periodicals and fellow Juvenile and YA readers I have been mired in teen angst, hurled through recycled adventures, and generally worn out by stories that just don t wow This book, Dre


  5. Christine Christine says:

    I was enchanted by Faeries of Dreamdark Blackbringer Laini Taylor s writing pulled me in, and the characters and story wouldn t let me go The first bit of dialogue hooked me I loved how the characters don t use some exalted High Language, but instead speak in a wonderful rough and ready dialect Dialect is tough to pull off, and one that s


  6. Andrea Andrea says:

    Magie Windwitch is muchadventurous than most faeries Accompanying her scholarly parents around the world to record dying magics, she becomes a devil hunter with a merry band of crows When she discovers a loosed devil that seems different than all of the rest, she returns home for the first time in 80 years to get answers.I was reluctant to


  7. Jessica Jessica says:

    An amazing book This is Laini Taylor s debut novel, and she has created a world that I would love to live in In fact, I m jealous that I didn t think of it Her faeries are tiny and insect winged, all that you d imagine, and yetA rich society, living parallel to ours, and struggling to protect the world from dark forces like the Blackbringer


  8. Chachic Chachic says:

    Originally posted here.Laini Taylor is one of my favorite discoveries this year I fell in love with both Lips Touch and Daughter of Smoke and Bone when I got to read them Since the latter is getting a lot of attention from bloggers and readers alike, I thought it would be a good idea to feature her lesser known Dreamdark novel during Retro Fr


  9. Barb Middleton Barb Middleton says:

    Well lassies, I waffled between a two and three star The potential is there but the book falls short on plot and character development Magpie Windwitch is a roaming faerie who fights devils that humans are releasing from bottles that had been sealed by fairies long ago When she finds a devil that threatens to devour the world she seeks the hel


  10. Sandra Sandra says:

    I grew up with Disney versions of the famous Grimm collection of fairytales Color, imagery, whimsey melded into a tapestry of beauty I especially loved Fantasia and as an adult still love it Blackbringer brings Fantasia to mind Faeries, whimsical crows, impish imps, delightful crows that sing, dance love and fight to save their world All make f


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