I wrote this review for my school newspaper: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is an amazing book. It is written by Christian author, singer, and songwriter Andrew Peterson. I recommend it to children and adults of all ages. The main characters are Janner, age 12, Tink, age 11, and Leeli, age nine. Their last name is Igiby… or so they think. They live with their mother, Nia, and ex-pirate grandfather, Podo Helmer. They believe they are normal children. They live in the small town of Glipwood, in the world of Aerwiar. Aerwiar is full of strange and creepy animals, such as bomnubbles, snickbuzzards, and toothy cows. All three of the children have a different gift that their mother has helped them develop throughout their lives: Janner can read and write very skillfully; Tink is talented at drawing and painting and the like; and Leeli is gifted in the musical arts. They will need all of their gifts to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the Dark Sea to search for the Jewels of Anniera. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is written with much imagination, cleverly pulling together many things that make a good story, such as tragedy, love, loss, adventure, secrets, family, betrayal and many others.
Sequels: North! Or Be Eaten, The Monster in the Hollows, The Warden and the Wolf King (available 2013)