Review: North! or Be Eaten

North! or Be EatenJanner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

Their escape brings readers to the very brink of Fingap Falls, over the Stony Mountains, and across the Ice Prairies, while villains galore try to stop the Igibys permanently. Fearsome toothy cows and horned hounds return, along with new dangers: a mad man running a fork factory, a den of rockroaches, and majestic talking sea dragons.

Andrew Peterson’s lovable characters create what says made Book One “one of the best fantasy novels in a very long time,” and Book Two contains even more thrills, exploring “themes universal in nature, ranging from the classic good versus evil, to the importance of family, and burdens of responsibility.”

I’ve been waiting for North! since March. When I finished the first book of The Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, last fall I was certain there was more to come. I immediately pre-ordered North! or Be Eaten when it became available with full confidence it would be as thrilling as the first.

I have been a fan of Andrew Peterson for a long time now. His ability to tell a story, a truly captivating story, will never cease to amaze me. Whether in the span of a 3 minute song or a 352 page book, he truly proves himself a master wordsmith.

North! picks up just where On the Edge left off. We follow Janner, Tink and Leeli through perilous adventures physically, spiritually and emotionally. Peterson’s story is more than just an adventure. We see our hero, Janner Wingfeather, fight battles with rockroaches, jealously, fangs of Dang, anger, toothy cows, disappointment, evil men and guilt. As you read the story you bond with the characters. I was aching to join their journey to experience the emotion leaping off the page.

Old and young alike will fall in love with the Igiby/Wingfeather clan. It will leave you on the edge of your seat, anxious for what happens next. If you haven’t read On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book 1 of the Saga, I highly recommend picking up a copy from The Rabbit Room or Amazon. Both books are available in Kindle format from

Andrew PetersonAndrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One in the Wingfeather Saga, and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in a little house they call The Warren near Nashville, Tennessee. Visit his websites: and

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One response to “Review: North! or Be Eaten

  1. Sonya

    Great review – if I was into this type of reading you would have me on my way to teh book store.

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