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3: Firewing

Kenneth Oppel

7 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

The eagerly-awaited new adventure in the award-winning Silverwing sequence. When a prank goes horribly wrong, Griffin banishes himself and ends up in the terrifying land of the dead ...

Griffin longs to meet his legendary father, Shade - but how can he ever live up to Shade's legendary reputation When a prank goes horribly wrong, Griffin is so ashamed, he banishes himself, and ends up in the terrifying world of the dead. Shade knows something bad has happened to Griffin and sets out to find him. Father and son soon find themselves on a collision course - with one another, and with Shade's long-time enemy, Goth . . .

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Praise for 3: Firewing

  • 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

  • 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

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Kenneth Oppel

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.

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