Synopses & Reviews
The forest heaves and splits in a terrible quake, and Griffin, a newborn Silverwing bat, is sucked down a fissure deep into the earth. Shade, Griffin's father, soon realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld, and embarks on the most dangerous of journeys to rescue him. Shade knows he must find Griffin quickly -- legend dictates that if the living stumble into the land of the dead, they have only a short time before death claims them, too. But something else is hunting Griffin -- a deadly foe Shade hoped he would never see again. Who will find Griffin first? And who will survive to embark on the perilous journey back to the land of the living? andlt;BRandgt; In this riveting companion to the acclaimed novels andlt;Iandgt;Silverwingandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Sunwing,andlt;/Iandgt; Kenneth Oppel creates a story that will resonate with readers of all ages -- a glorious fantasy adventure in which the living and the dead struggle for the sake of eternity.
"Fans of the first two books will find that this new adventure, with its compelling geography and cosmology of the Underworld, takes them places Silverwing and Sunwing never dreamed of." -- Horn Book
This companion to "Silverwing" and "Sunwing" continues Oppel's fantastical adventure. Griffin, a Silverwing bat, is sucked into a fissure below the earth during an earthquake. Griffin's father Shade realizes his son has been drawn into the Underworld, and embarks on the dangerous journey to rescue him.
Griffin, a newborn Silverwing bat, is sucked into a fissure deep below the earth during an earthquake. Shade, Griffin's father, realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld, and embarks on the most dangerous of journeys to rescue him. Shade knows he must find Griffin quickly, for if they don't get out of the Underworld soon they will never be able to return to the land of the living. But something else is hunting Griffin -- a deadly foe Shade hoped he would never see again. Kenneth Oppel continues his epic tale with the most harrowing adventure yet.
About the Author
Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. andlt;iandgt;Airbornandlt;/iandgt; won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor Generalandrsquo;s Literary Award for childrenandrsquo;s literature; its sequel, andlt;iandgt;Skybreakerandlt;/iandgt;, was a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller and was named Childrenandrsquo;s Novel of the Year by the London andlt;iandgt;Timesandlt;/iandgt;. He is also the author of andlt;iandgt;Half Brotherandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;This Dark Endeavorandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Such Wicked Intentandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Boundless.andlt;/iandgt; Born on Canadaandrsquo;s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at KennethOppel.ca.