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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Aladdin (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689832877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689832871
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on March 2 2010
Format: Paperback
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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By Jen on Nov. 9 2004
Format: Paperback
SunWing
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 www.amazon.com.
By Peter
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By Nicola Mansfield HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 8 2008
Format: Paperback
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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By Jennifer Gel on Nov. 20 2002
Format: Paperback
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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Format: Paperback
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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By A Customer on Feb. 12 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is a good pick for people that like fantasy and fiction novels. I liked it because there is always something wrong with what is happening. One problem just turns into another. I also like that Marina, Shade's sidekick, never lets Shade go on a journey alone. Shade, a young Silverwing bat, is on a mission, to save his father, Cassiel. On his second journey, Shade finds himself in an artificial jungle, a plane flying south, and then has to fight the challenges in the jungle. When Shade talks to Zephyr, he finds out that there still is hope in finding his father. But, when he finds out that his father is taken by the cannibal bats, many more problems arise...
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