“Your eyes can see it sitting there just for you but if only God would just move!“
The current of the morning rush was as strong as ever. Both boys screaming at my feet, the husband busy trying to get ready for work and I could already feel my impatience growing. Toys are flying and the dishes scatter as I attempt to fix a quick breakfast of eggs and toast.
There was, on the wall of my living room, a clock that was fairly large. At least it was large to me as I was just a little girl. It sat on the wall ticking away in continued stillness whether or not I was sitting in front of it or running through the house. And everyday, a few times a day, it would ding and dong and ring out a song that I can remember to this day. It was loud and the sounds rung through my ears and around the room, and never failed to tell me what time it was. Sometimes it told me it was evening and sometimes it rang out the sounds of morning. It was a reliable presence in my childhood home, singing out the song of time in my younger days.
“I prefer to remain unenlightened, to better appreciate the dark.”
Le Cirque des Reves, the Night Circus, comes without warning. It comes in the night in the blink of an eye. It is simply there, without question or cause. Marco and Celia are two young magicians inside of this circus and they both are part of a lifelong battle. Magic is the tool of the game and the circus is the stage. Little do they know, in the game only one can be left standing. But before they even realize it, they have fallen head over heels in love with one another. But love is not a part of the game nor does it give them a one-way ticket out of it. So, they must play the game regardless of circumstances around them. Whatever the costs, the show must go on.
“At last, said the dragon, comes one who can ease our sorrow with song.”
After learning about who they really are, the Igiby children are on the run from the Fangs of Dang to save themselves and their family. The second book in the series, The Wingfeather Saga, starts off with The Igiby family once again hiding away. Podo, Nia, Janner, Tink (now we learn his real name is Kalmar), and Leeli and their newfound friend Artham are all running from the Fangs of Dang while living in the Glipwood Forest. From then on, their goal is to reach the Ice Prairies, a place which the Fangs cannot go.
“Lad, it’s one thing to be poor in pocket. Nothing wrong with that. But poor in heart, that’s no good.”
— Podo Helmer.
Singer/Songwriter Andrew Peterson’s
first novel is a riveting, adorable fantasy story that takes you from the
humble town of Glipwood on an adventurous journey to save the jewels of Anniera
from the Fangs of Dang.
Janner, Tink, and Leeli are 3 young children who live with their beloved mother Nia and their Grandfather Podo. Their father, Esben, died in the Great War many years ago. The family lives in the town of Glipwood in the Land of Skree that has been run by the Fangs of Dang, horrible creatures created by their leader, Gnag, by melding humans and animals.