Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday Fiction Fix: "On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness"

The Short:

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
The Wingfeather Saga, Book 1

By: Andrew Peterson

4/5 Stars

What: In a town held captive by fearsome invaders, a boy and his family work against all odds to stay together.

Recommended to those who like: Fantasy, Humor, Middle Grade, Christian

The Long:

Janner Igiby leads a rather simple life in a nondescript town on the continent of Skree. It would be perfect for a young man—if it wasn’t for the reptilian invaders who seem bent on destroying his family and the fact that his one-legged grandfather seems to have unreasonable expectations for him. When he makes a mistake that nearly costs his sister her life, will the family be able to hold together?

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a tale sure to delight middle schoolers as well as many older folks. Plays on words, hyperbole, and crazy creatures (such as the deadly toothy cows) combine for a fun and action packed story.

Older readers may find some of the writing over the top or excessive, but the book still makes a good, lighthearted read.

There’s a hint of a Christian message in the story, but it’s by no means overwhelming.

The Bottom Line: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a humor-filled read geared for middle-grade readers that some older readers may also enjoy.                                                                                     
Merry Christmas!



  1. This book has such a pretty cover! I might have to check it out :)

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. It's a fun read! I like the cover--it's pretty unique. If you do check it out, you'll have to let me know what you think! Thanks for the comment!

  2. I absolutely loved this book! One of my childhood favourites :) Have you read the rest of the trilogy?

    1. Really? You're the first I've run into who's read it!

      I've read the second book (North or be Eaten) once and am planning on re-reading it in the near future. I haven't bought the next one yet, unfortunately. I'm looking forward to reading it, though!

      Thanks for the comment!


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