Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.
Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga series.
Andrew Peterson’s fantasy On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness introduces readers to Aerwiar, a world brimming with dangers and wonders. The Igiby children—Janner, Tink, and Leeli—live with their mother and grandfather on cliffs overlooking the Dark Sea. But the Fangs of Dang have overpowered the land and stolen hope from the people. When the Igibys run afoul of a particularly nasty Fang, they encounter past shadows and future threats. Humor with mystery and touching family relationships offer light and hope in the darkness. With mysterious maps, strange saviors, and monstrous menaces like toothy cows and horned hounds, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness sets course for adventure.
Best for: Kids over age ten and teenagers, fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Green Ember series.
Discern: Threats and violence toward children and their families as well as one significant pet, villains capture children and send them to unknown doom, passing references to “the Maker,” creation myths.