The second novel in the award-winning, bestselling Silverwing saga. Deep in the fascinating kingdom of bats, Shade must face Goth, the king of the cannibal bats, if he is to rescue his long-lost father ...
In search of his father, Shade discovers a mysterious human building which houses a huge forest. Home to thousands of bats, the indoor forest is as warm as a summer night, teeming with insect food, and free from the deadly owls. Paradise Then why are bats disappearing without trace Soon, Shade and his friend, Marina, are swept up in a perilous adventure that takes them far south to the jungle home of Goth, the diabolical king of the cannibal bats ...
A JONATHAN LIVINGSTONE SEAGULL of the bat community . . . this epic journey is gripping, and details of bat life are inventively and convincingly imagined. - Publisher's Weekly
FIREWING: 'The third book in a riveting saga about bats ... capable of enthralling both 9-11s, as well as an older audience.' - Achuka website
A fascinating, gripping adventure story - Teen Titles
SILVERWING is top-notch fantasy adventure writing. Go for it. - Daily Telegraph
cracking stories, brimming with adventure, redolent of great mythical sagas of the past, alive with invention, thoughtful - at times profound and probing - and never faltering when it comes to thrills and page-turning power. - Carousel
Fast faced, cliff-hanging action . . . Recommend this one. - School Library Journal
Totally compelling . . . an excellent adventure story. - The Scotsman
Oppel's achievement is to have created much more than an action adventure involving bats. This first powerful novel successfully creates a new fantasy world. - Literary Review
Kenneth Oppel wrote his first novel at the age of 15, and enterprisingly sent it to his favourite writer, Roald Dahl. Publication soon followed, and since then he has written more than twenty for which he has won many prizes in his native Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto with his wife and children.