Darkwing

Darkwing

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Before there were bats like Shade, Marina or even Goth, there was a young chiropter--a small arboreal glider--named Dusk. . . .

It is 65 million years ago, during a cataclysmic moment in the earth's evolution, and Dusk, just months old, has no way of knowing he will play a pivotal role in creating a new world. What he does know is that he is different from the other newborn chiropters. Not content to use his large sails to glide down from the giant sequoia tree, Dusk discovers that if he flaps quickly enough, he can fly. But this strange gift that makes him feel like an outcast from the colony will also make him its saviour. After most of the colony is savagely massacred by the felids--the earth's first mammalian carnivores--Dusk must lead his fellow chiropters to a new home, and a new life.

Against a tableau of disappearing dinosaurs and the ascent of the mammal kingdom, Oppel has created an adventure fantasy that sets the stage for the birth of the bats, the story of the forebears of Shade, the beloved hero of the Silverwing series. As with all Silverwing books, it is impossible to simply read Oppel's Darkwing; each of us enters a world of convincing characters, warring theologies, incredible natural history and a story that roars through head, heart and imagination. A tale that can be read as a stand- lone or as a prequel, Darkwing will be a welcome new classic for the millions of Kenneth Oppel fans.

Publisher: Toronto : harperTrophyCanada, 2010.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780002007443
0002007444
9781554686131
155468613X
Branch Call Number: J OPP
Characteristics: 374 pages.

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Shadow_Assassin Sep 28, 2010

I lOVED this book, but I really wish it had a sequel:( But you should TOTALLY READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!


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Angel7026
Jul 26, 2018

THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!

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borealprimate
Dec 06, 2017

THIS IS A BOOK EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD SHOULD READ! BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!

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caitlyngo
Apr 07, 2017

This series has made me love bats!!! Now I got a new favourite animal!!!

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bluebananabat10
May 10, 2016

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!!!!!EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!!!!!

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Otterdragon
Nov 25, 2014

my favorite book of them all i love it so MUCH

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Doctor_10101
Jan 18, 2014

A good prequel to the Silverwing trilogy. Loved the names especially.

pigs_will_fly May 28, 2013

This book is the fourth in a series.....

It actually takes place before the events in the other books so technically there are sequels.

Read Silverwing, Sunwing, and Firewing

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IshritKohli
Oct 17, 2012

Dark wing by Kenneth Oppel is an excellent novel. It has action and a lot of other good stuff.

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biddies
Aug 24, 2012

AMAZING!!!!!

stevenzagada Jun 10, 2012

I wish the story of the first three was continued..but this is still an amazing book.

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