North! Or Be Eaten


Andrew Peterson, a Christian musician who is one of my favorites, has now turned his attention to writing books; specifically a three part children’s series entitled The Wingfeather Saga. And just like his music, it’s superb!

In the first book of this series, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, we are introduced to the Igiby family. In OTEOTDSOD, Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past but end up learning that they are the Lost Jewels of Anniera, and they are heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea. But Gnag the Nameless wants the Jewels, and has sent the Fangs of Dang to get those jewels.

In North! Or Be Eaten, the second book in the series, the Igibys determine that in order to survive, they must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies. But in order to get to the Ice Prairies, they must escape the many monsters in Glipwood Forest, then get through Fingap Falls with the Fangs hot on their trail, and then get past the thieving Stranders of the East Bend. But after all of that, when it looks like they are going to make it, the Igibys are betrayed, resulting in Janner and Tink being separated from everyone else. And because of jealousy and bitterness, Janner must escape the Fork Factory and get to the Ice Prairies without his brother Tink, who has fallen into the hands of the Fangs of Dang.

Though this is aimed at children, adults will enjoy this series, just as adults have enjoyed Tolkein’s The Hobbit, or Lewis’ Narnia series. There are two reasons for that: One, AP has a great sense of humor, and he will have you laughing a lot while reading these books. Two, the Lord has blessed AP with the gift of story telling, and that gift is on full display in N!OBE. I promise you, you will get sucked into the story. Furthermore, AP does a great job of leaving you hanging at the end of EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER, so you will end up staying up really late, because you don’t want to put the book down because you are dying to know what is going to happen next.

Seriously, go out and get these books. You will enjoy them!

Please visit Andrew Peterson’s website for more information about his music. Please visit The Wingfeather Saga website for more information on The Wingfeather Saga. And for you parents who are interested in reading this book to your children, read this letter AP wrote specifically to you.

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