Darkwing

Darkwing

Book - 2007
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Before there were bats like Shade, Marina or even Goth, there was a young chiroptera small arboreal glidernamed 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 felidsthe earth’s first mammalian carnivoresDusk 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 : HarperCollins, c2007
ISBN: 9780002007443
Branch Call Number: JFIC Oppel
Characteristics: 330 p

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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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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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hot_dog_stand
Jan 20, 2012

This book is one of my favourite book!!!! What I liked was that it tells about animal from a long time ago.

HollyleafOfThunderclan Nov 24, 2011

This is a really good book! I really enjoyed it. Although Dusk isn't the worlds first bat, but he is on of them.
My favourite characters are Panthera and Dusk's sister. (I forget her name...)

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crazybookworm96
Jan 24, 2011

tottally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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