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, their crippled 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 love to survive the evil
pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to
rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to
the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle
Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of
the Igibys’ extraordinary journey from Glipwood’s Dragon Day Festival
and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the
terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome
toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest
and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little
softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very
edge of the Ice Prairies.
Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will
cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to
discuss for its layers of meaning about life’s true treasure and tangle
of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.