Silverwing (The Silverwing Trilogy) [Kenneth Oppel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of his. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel – Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. But he’s determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter. A small bat’s curiosity leads to an action-packed odyssey in the acclaimed Silverwing trilogy from Kenneth Oppel, now available as a collectible boxed set.
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I just did not. View all 6 comments. This book looks really boring, I have to read it for school, is it interesting? Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!
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That said it was many years ago and this book was certainly intended for a younger audience and it showed in the brevity of the book itself and in the simplicity of the storyline. Shade is a young Silverwing bat whose father disappeared before he was born. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Well this book was a pleasant surprise. On another note, I first bought this novel in a used bookstore and was very delighted to open it at home to find that it had been signed by Kenneth Oppel—a great bonus!
Makes it the way it is. 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. Later, the captain tries to amputate Shade and Marina’s wings, but the two escape. This puts Shade and Marina on alert and they see Goth and Throbb shot by humans as Shade and Marina make their escape.
Charming animal fantasy for children, readable for adults. At Hibernaculum, Ariel initially disbelieves Shade’s claim that Cassiel is alive, but relents when Icarus, a friend of Cassiel, admits there is no proof that he is dead. Part four- after about boring pages of nothingness, we find ourselves in the perspective of different animals, Goth and Throbb, I believe were their names who are the main antagonists silverrwing the book.
SILVERWING by Kenneth Oppel | Kirkus Reviews
I think if I had read this as a child, I would have rated it higher. Marina, a Brightwing bat with a strange metal band on her leg; Zephyr, a mystical albino bat with a strange gift; and Goth, a gigantic carnivorous vampire bat. Well they did, even though marina hated them. Jan 06, Abigail rated it did not like it. She gave the bats many things, like dark fur to camouflage in the night, echolocation and sound images. Throbb develops frostbite on his wings, which strengthens Goth’s determination to get to Hibernaculum.
This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Feb 20, Michelle K. The whole series is also available on DVD and iTunes.
View all 7 comments. Both minor and major roles feel well constructed and you feel for the characters you should and loathe those who are painted to deserve it throughout. Led by Scirocco, these bats believe that they will be turned into humans and for a portion of time turns human-like.
Bathsheba is sort of the “anti-Frieda” in the fact that she is hasty and impatient, and was even willing to sacrifice Shade for Tree Haven. I will still recommend this book to kids. His biggest adventure happens when, during a storm, he gets separated from his colony oopel has to find his way home. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of characters: The lesson is to value others and ourselves for what is inside, not outer trappings.
Shade offers to escort Goth and Throbb south in return for Goth and Throbb’s protection from owls.
Silverwing (Silverwing, #1) by Kenneth Oppel
But Marina is convinced that Shade has betrayed her when Shade appeases Goth, and rushes her decisions a lot. 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.
Throbb is dull-witted and easily manipulated by Goth. He is hauled away by the pigeon captain. What’s the Name o While I don’t think the overall story is quite as enjoyable nor the secondary characters as well-deve It was initially hard for me warm to the idea of a book with bat protagonists not that I don’t like bats–I’m just not a big “novels about animals” girl but I loved Oppel’s “Airborn” series and was eager for more of his work.
My husband also really enjoyed this book. I’ll always have a spot for them on my bookshelf! Sep 14, Denise rated it it was silverwng.