Sunday, March 7, 2010
Review; The Wingfeather Saga
When the three Igiby siblings find a mysterious map, they embark on an adventure to discover family secrets about the father they never knew and a hidden treasure that many have long desired to find. Leeli, the youngest, can sing with a beauty that captivates dragons; Tink, the middle sibling, has the makings of a king; and Janner, the eldest, possesses a bravery that will protect them all. But the children's curiosity get the entire Igiby family into trouble with the Fangs of Dang—frightening, scaly-skinned, lizard creatures that drip venom—who have ruled the land of Scree since the Great War. Soon, the Igibys are scrambling for their lives.
(Book description taken from Amazon.com)
This was a good Christian fantasy book. I found it very entertaining, and I laughed out loud at some of the points in the story. It was a humorous book, but it had plenty of action to keep me going. There wasn't a chapter in the story that didn't have a interesting footnote or a funny piece of wordplay (the title, for example), and there was all sorts of unexpected events. There were a few short battle scenes, and I'd recommend not letting children under 8 seeing the drawing of the toothy cow ;). All in all, the rating of this book is probably 8 out of 10.
The second book in the Wingfeather Saga begins where the first left off; in Peet the Sock Man's tree house. After barely escaping a surprise attack from the Fangs of Dang, the Igibys flee north, to seek refuge in the Ice Prairies. First, though, the Igibys have to avoid the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the theiving Stranders of East Bend, and the dreaded Fork Factory. But even more dangerous is the jealousy and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart.
This one was even better than the previous. It has a lot more action and suspense than the last book, and the entire book was pulled off masterfully. There were a few more fighting scenes than the last book, and a bunch of terrifying animals, despite their cute-sounding names. This had plenty of lessons as well as action, and I highly recommend it to all readers. Rating; 9.5 out of 10.