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Kenneth Oppel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up book March 2 2010
The first book in this series, Silverwing, won 11 awards; this book won 8. It continues the saga of Shade a young silverwing bat. He has been in search of his father. He believes it is linked to the silver bands he has been tagged with and that his father was also tagged with. He discovers a mysterious forest inside a human building with plenty of bugs to eat, fresh water and thousands of bats. It is also a haven, free from the tyranny of birds, and especially owls. Yet his friends are not so sure it is the place to be.

He and his friends are soon swept up into a world they could never have imagined, transported to Latin America and the jungles. They soon become embroiled with the Vampyrum Spectrum bats and their king Goth. The little silverwing with heart, busts battle bats with 3 foot wing spans and other animals and creatures formerly unknown to him. Can Shade unite rats, small bats and even owl's in a battle against Goth who is trying to turn the world into eternal night? The story woven around mythology and legends and actual animal behaviour is wonderful to read - it is a page turner and you will not be able to put it down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Dark Page-Turner. Loved it! Nov. 8 2008
Silverwing and other members of his tribe go on a journey and search for his father. Their final destination lands them deep in the South American jungle. What they had hoped to discover is far from what they actually find. I can't go into any more details of the plot as it would give away too much. The plot was based on an amazingly disturbing bit of US military history.

This is a dark story, one that is not expected. The evil creatures are very evil and there are scenes that make you squirm. The characters are compelling and life-like. A page-turner of a book that made me stay up late to finish. All the plot lines left open from the first book were resolved and the book has a complete ending giving no indication that there will be another book to follow. It will be interesting to see where the plot goes in the last book, Firewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunwing- A first rate sequel July 19 2006
By Exodus
Over the last few days, I have built up my reputation as a strong Silverwing advocate. This does not mean I don't like Sunwing, far from it.

Sunwing is a new book with a new set of problems. A great children's adventure, Sunwing is not without it's fundamental questions. I have seen many of the places in airship documentary books. They are well described, but changed realistically during the novel's false war. Although I do not approve of the author's somewhat haphazard placement of an aztec temple within the book, I believe it is a worthy addition to the series.

Unusual for a second sequel, I prefer firewing, however.

Your friendly, thirteen year-old Exodus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sunwing Review Jan. 19 2006
By dahlia
Wonderful book!
Cramed full of suspence and action!
Shade, the runt of the silverwing colony and full of bravery and never giving up his search to find his father.
Shade and Marina go onto yet another grand adventure where they meet two huge cannibal bats from the south, are they friends or foe?
It's definatly a must read again kind of book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunwing Review Nov. 9 2004
By Jen
By Kenneth Oppel
My book is SunWing and the author is Kenneth Oppel. SunWing in my opinion is a great book, you'll see what I mean when after your read this. The best part of the book was that when Shade's colony flew into a vast jungle made by the humans and Shade tries to find a way out. (pages 27-100). I liked the story when the character, Boreal said "The truth is everything," said King Boreal and the truth is everything. (page 290). I was really surprised that a really big bug (a preying mantis) was trying to eat Shade and Chinook for supper in the jungle. (pages 142-143). The story character Shade reminded me of me when I was young and a risk taker and a trouble maker when Shade risked his life and went through a lot a trouble just to escape. The quote that really moved me was "There is no promise and the humans are cruel, they're using us to bomb buildings." This quote is was said by Shade and if Shade didn't tell the other bats and Chinook they will all explode if they land from the bomb attached to them. Exciting isn't it? Well if you don't read the book you'll never know the ending. So I suggest you read the book see how exciting this is. After that tell your opinion to your friends about this book or recommend this book to the world on
By Peter
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5.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER Dec 31 2003
By James
Sunwing is a amazing story the best I have read so far (and I have read lots of books and I mean LOTS! of book so far)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunwing Review Nov. 20 2002
This book is one of the best books I have ever read in my life. There is never a dull moment. In the book, cannibal bat Goth, who was struck by lightning in 'Silverwing', flys off in search of the jungle, his homeland. Southern bat god Cama Zotz heals his scars and burns, and tells Goth to go back to the Humans. At this place, Goth and enemy Shade meet again. When Goth gets back to the jungle, he finds out he been crowned King of all the Vampyrum Spectrum (cannibal bats). An eclipse is coming up, and sun-lover Shade Silverwing must come up with a way to stop Goth from stealing the sun forever.
It is a beyond amazing book, so don't delay and read it now! I stayed up all night reading it, and it was all I could think about. Don't hesitate! Read 'Sunwing' today!
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