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May 21, Andrew rated it did not like it Shelves: Remus is haughty and arrogant, not knowing that desertion is rampant in his kingdom.

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Want to Read saving…. Fun read and will probably read the next i At first, it seemed to be a little slow, but once the story takes off, it becomes a real page turner. I loved it, it was a inspiring story of a small bat who’s bravery is anything but small and determination of a fierce character.

I use this book a lot with my creative writing students as a part of our reading workshop and it consistently rates very high with them, ienneth of gender or age. Goth looks down on Nocturna and the humans, because a human subjected him to scientific experimentation, and believes Zotz is the true master. When the bats refuse to hand over Shade, the owls set the tree on fire.

Published by Harper Collins first published January 1st Being a fan of bats, I was silverwiny pleased to find this new trilogy, with bats as the main characters!

Shade was a believable character, complete with strengths and flaws, and pretty easy to root for, and Goth was pretty decent for a villain – at least for a kid’s book. A sudden storm blows Shade away from the flock; in the chase to catch up, he meets Marina, a faithful companion of another bat species; acquires a nemesis in Goth, a huge, seemingly indestructible tropical bat with cannibalistic tendencies; escapes capture above islverwing and below; encounters a host of allies and enemies; and finds several mysteries to pursue–why other animals are so ready to wipe the bats out, what the silver bands humans give some bats portend, and especially what became of his banded father.


I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent.

The Silverwing Trilogy

Oregon Battle of the Books List. I just did not. I enjoyed it well enough, but it’s not one that’ll stay with me in the long-term, I don’t think. More books in this series: They believe silvereing are a sign of divine promise that bats will regain the day, against present owl law. Throbb deceased – Kwnneth Vampyrum bat that Goth met in the scientific lab. Now, Frieda has a band a band??

She saves Shade from kennneth owls, and was willing to sacrifice herself to the owls before Frieda’s intervention. Shade’s curiosity was what caused Tree Haven to be burned down and the ensuing war, but it also causes Shade to know more about the bands than most other bats. What’s the Name o Perhaps further books in the series provide more depth.

Yes, I know it is a book written for children, but usually even children’s books show more character development than this. The lesson kennefh to value others and ourselves for what is inside, not outer trappings. When shade decided to go see the sun backstory- he wanted to watch the sun because bats are forbidden to look at the sun, for whatever reason, and his father died, or kennneth missing, or something, well trying to look at the sun anddd guess what!

I liked how the author describes the world without using color. Instead, Frieda takes Shade to an Echo Chamber storing the history of the bats and their rivalry with the owls. After they get out I read a couple more pages and completely lost interest and that point. It is all about the journey of a young bat, and what he encounters. I read it in approximately a day. Views Read Edit View history.


SILVERWING by Kenneth Oppel | Kirkus Reviews

Romulus is curious about batkind, and regards them and rats as distant cousins. Charming animal fantasy for children, readable for adults.

I can’t find the right words to express how impressed I am that you never forget t I really wasn’t sure if I was actually going to be into reading a book about bats but honestly it surprised me. Ariel – Cassiel’s mate and Shade’s mother.

Apr 03, Kait rated it did not like it. He lives with his mother Ariel and is bullied by other newborns, especially Chinook and his friends, for being the runt of his colony. Visit him at KennethOppel. A mixture of adventure, friendship, and thrill, this novel left me hungry for more, so I went on to read This is my favorite book EVER. He is also cunning, planning to eat Shade before they arrive at Hibernaculum and eating all the Silverwing bats in their sleep.

He is not actually seen in the book. Well this book was a pleasant surprise.


Dec silverwng, Rick Dobrowolski rated it it was amazing Shelves: After they leave, Goth and Throbb arrive, eat Scirocco’s bats and steal their bands as hunting trophies. They are friends with Chinook. He questions Shade and Marina, and soon calls the owl ambassador.