Firewing

Firewing

Book - 2002
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As the earth splits and heaves in a terrible quake, Griffin feels his small bat body being sucked into a fissure deep below Tree Haven. Shade, Griffin's father, soon realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld, where legend dictates that if the living stumble into the land of the dead, they have only a short time before death claims them too. Shade knows he must find Griffin quickly. What he doesn't realize is that Goth, the powerful and evil Vampire bat, is also hunting Griffin. Although Goth is dead and trapped in the Underworld, he can live again--if he steals the life of a living creature caught inside this terrible place. Who will find Griffin first? And who will survive to embark upon the perilous journey to discover the Tree, the only portal back to the living?

Firewing, Kenneth Oppel's latest adventure novel in the megaselling series, should carry a warning: "Do not open unless prepared to consume the entire novel in one sitting." It's that good a story, one that will capture readers--adults definitely included--from the very first words. The tale of Griffin, whose feelings of inadequacy stem from his formidable parentage (he's the son of the heroic Shade and Marina, stars of Silverwing and Sunwing) and his unusual hybrid silver-and red-streaked fur, Firewing plunges the reader into Oppel's richly imagined world of adventure and fantasy.

Here are all of the familiar elements that have made the series a winner: a feisty new hero who must come to terms with his heritage and his self-doubts; a truly evil but entirely believable foe in the form ofGoth, the Vampire bat; and a story that swoops and soars to exciting new heights. Firewing is a guaranteed hit.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2002.
ISBN: 9780006391944
000639194X
9780006393023
0006393020
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 21 cm.

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Kazic324
Oct 18, 2015

6 stars!

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caitlyngo
Aug 29, 2015

I'm sad about shade. Why did he die?!?! But it was a good ending

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lucasrocks
Aug 09, 2015

Good but very sad at the end
WHY DID THEY KILL SHADE!! WHY!

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Bakergirl_13
Oct 03, 2014

The Silverwing saga is very well written and interesting, though i can very well understand how some people would hate it. I personally love the saga.

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VampireHunterD
May 14, 2013

Read it in elementary but still the best series I've ever read!

kaileyallen Feb 17, 2013

I WOULD NEVER EVER EVER RECOMMEND THIS BOOK IT IS TERRIBLE GRUESOME AND ALL OUT AVOIDABLE NEVER READ THIS IT IS FREAKING TERRIBLE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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kenny123moc
Dec 11, 2012

Best book in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tran_natalie2004
Sep 28, 2012

I can't believe Shade, the hero in the other two books, dies. It was really horrible for me to read.

haywardfamily Jan 06, 2012

Wish I hadn't read it.

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pdhsu
Jun 24, 2010

best book ever

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Bakergirl_13
Oct 03, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of death

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caitlyngo
Aug 29, 2015

"What's the worst that could happen? Besides I'm already dead!" -Luna

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