On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness : Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. And the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.

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Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog, Nugget. 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. Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 21mm | 336g
  • Colorado Springs, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1400073847
  • 9781400073849
  • 66,854

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"So good-smart, funny, as full of ideas as action."--Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy

"A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom-and features excellent instructions on how to cope with Thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional Toothy Cow."--Allan Heinberg, writer/co-executive producer of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, and co-creator of Marvel Comics Young Avengers

"Fun to read! Every page has word-play, a pun, or clever dialogue that makes me giggle, and the story is full of insight into life. The characters have great names and come to life and stimulate the imagination. Andrew is such a gifted storyteller; this book will be a treasure to both children and adults."--James Bryan Smith, author of Room of Marvels; Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven, and Embracing the Love of God; co-author of Devotional Classics with Richard J. Foster "What a great story! I laughed, gasped, and learned more about Skreean culture than I ever thought possible. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is equal parts adventure and whimsy-a real page turner that both accelerates the heart and warms it. I loved it."--Carolyn Arends, singer/songwriter and author of Wrestling with Angels

"Sometimes, in order to find out who we were supposed to be, we need to get lost in other worlds: Oz, Camelot, Narnia. In On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Andrew Peterson provides new and needed places like Aerwiar, Skree, and Glipwood-places where we need to get lost and found."--Michael Card, author of The Hidden Face of God and The Parable of Joy, and singer/songwriter of more than thirty albums

"Totally fun! Andrew Peterson, a natural storyteller in the oral tradition, has nailed the voice needed to translate a rip-roaring fantasy tale to the written page."--Donita K. Paul, author of DragonSpell, DragonKnight, DragonQuest, and DragonFire
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About Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is critically acclaimed in the music industry, and his lyrics and songwriting are compared by reviewers to James Taylor, Marc Cohn, and the late Rich Mullins. He's married to Jamie; they have two sons, Aedan and Jesse, and one daughter, Skye. Artist Justin Gerard has illustrated several children's books, including The Lightlings storybooks for young readers by R.C. Sproul. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and works as the chief creative officer for Portland Studios.
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6,952 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 48% (3,348)
4 35% (2,444)
3 13% (921)
2 2% (170)
1 1% (69)
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