Wednesday, March 19

Book Review

We at Anderson Adventures are enjoying a rare opportunity. We are participating in a blog tour/book review and while I'm kind of stressing out about getting the review done, my 10 year old Bud is enjoying the book, and really... isn't that what it's about?

The book is On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, by Andrew Peterson. Those of you who are familiar with Andrew's music will understand what I mean when I say, "what a goofball!" And I really do mean that in the best way! He cracks me up! Jodi @ Cartoon Living introduced me to Andrew's music and it's become a staple in the Anderson house & cars.

Here's a quick synopsis of the book:

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 of Anniera. 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.

If you have a young person at home who would love to live an adventure through this book, please leave a comment on this post.

The 10th commenter will receive a free, brand new copy of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, for their very own.

For those interested in purchasing the book, it can be found at Just click on the book photo above for the link.


Jodi said...

My autographed copy is already on its way (birthday present from DH), but I'll help you along with the comments. Very, very excited about this book! :D

Jodi said...

And how did you get it so quickly?

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'll look for it next time I'm in insert-favorite-bookstore-name-here. -SIL K8

molly said...

I miss you.
The book looks great- and I've been very interested in his music for awhile, but haven't indulged.

Can I just say that I miss you?

Mommy said...

I'd love the book, though I'm probably the only one who would enjoy it at this point. And I was waiting to be the 10th commenter. But it appears that is what everyone is doing, so I'll settle for being #5.

Rach said...

Can I just leave five more comments? :)

Rach said...

Okay, here is number seven. C'mon, y'all!!!

Mommy said...

What? Are we allowed to leave more than one comment? [evil laugh]

Rach said...

I have it on very good authority that I may leave another post. Thanks, Tammy!
I'll have to look up the music, I have never heard of this guy.

Tammy said...

And with Rach's last comment, I am closing comments for this post. Coupled with a comment made at a corresponding post, we have officially reached the 10th comment needed to win this wonderful book. Congratulation Rachel!