Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. But he's determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Bats, Fiction, DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). Read "Silverwing" by Kenneth Oppel available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of.
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He commits suicide by dropping a bomb that destroys the temple in an attempt to sacrifice hearts to Zotz. In the third book, Zotz reveals that his ghost is suffering eternal torment in his stomach for his failure.
While alive, he tried to remove the heart of Ishmael's brother, but Ishmael sacrificed his life for his brother, allowing Voxzaco to devour him. Phoenix: Zotz's female servant, whose name is derived from the phoenix , a legendary bird who rejuvenates itself through an immersion in fire. Phoenix fails to restore it with Goth, after Shade gives life for Griffin. She was to become Goth's mate when she was restored to life, but it is unknown when she will be able to do so, as it is not common for creatures to be sucked into the Underworld.
Other bats[ edit ] Zephyr: An albino bat who lives in a church spire, a central hub for migrating bat colonies. He is very old and has lost his ability to see, but he uses his sonar with great accuracy.
He also can see into the past and future using his ears. He has a vast knowledge of medicinal herbs. Scirocco: A long-eared bat that led a movement among the banded bats, saying they were promised to become humans. It is unknown what happened to him, or whether he was killed by Goth and Throbb. Penelope: A banded Brightwing who was originally part of Marina's colony.
Like Marina, she was exiled from the colony for having a band. She later became one of those who followed Scirocco. She and her colony are devoured by Goth and Throbb. Caliban: A mastiff bat who leads a survival group living in Statue Haven. The group consisted of bats used by humans to carry fire bombs and were led by Shade's father until he was captured by the Vampyrum Spectrum. Dead bats in Zotz's kingdom[ edit ] Yorick: A year-old Silverwing bat who always wants the way, because he has the map to the Tree.
He lethally crashed into a tree, which severely damaged his wing and he has to suffer the pain. Nemo: A fish eater living in the coastal waters way down south. He has been dead for roughly 48 years. His death was caused by being eaten. Java: A foxwing with a wingspan of five feet, though she is a runt like Shade and even bigger than Goth. She becomes innocent toward any living thing.
She does not have the gift of echolocation , which Shade does not like, but has excellent eyesight.
She became lost after setting out for the Tree, having forgotten the verbal instructions the Pilgrims gave her, when Yorick found her way off course and invited her to travel with him. Unlike her two companions, she lived a full life and died of old age. Other animals[ edit ] King Boreal: The king of the owls who appears only in Sunwing. When he goes to attack Bridge City, although he is persuaded otherwise by his son, Orestes.
He is also persuaded to lift the flying ban on the bats, free the imprisoned bats at the various Hibernaculums and to also give the bats the freedom to fly in the daylight if they so choose. Brutus: An owl general who led the owls burning Tree Haven, after Shade glimpsed the sun.
He dislikes bats and fought in the war to retrieve the Sun, although he wanted his species to keep control of the daylight skies and the owls won.
Orestes: A young owl prince; son of King Boreal. One of those who persuaded the owls to lift their ban on the presence of bats in daylight. He was saved by Shade from humans.
In the TV adaptation, he is Brutus's son. Romulus: King of the Northern rats who is considered a freak because of winglike flaps of skin between his fore and hind legs, which for his part led him to believe that bats and rats have a common ancestor.
When his brother Prince Remus fled, he took command. Remus: Prince of the Northern rats. He is distrustful of everyone, to the point of paranoia. He scares himself into abdication from the throne, believing a plot to poison him was afoot. General Cortez: King of the southern rats, who appears only in Sunwing, where his youngest son is captured by Vampyrum.
He also helps Marina save Shade. He is named after the conquistador Hernando Cortez who conquered the Aztec Empire. Locations[ edit ] Tree Haven: An oak tree where young bats are raised during the spring and summer.
In Silverwing , the owls burned it down. After the new one is chosen, the females and newborns start living there at the end of Sunwing. Stone Hold: A place where the male bats roost during the spring and summer. Spire: The tower of a cathedral, which is a landmark in some colonies sound maps for migrating.
It has lots of emotion and some fantasy. It is very exciting to see how he gets back home. It is also an adventurous book. Definitely recommend this book.
Silverwing is a story about a bat who is born younger then he actually is supposed to be. Shade gets through alot of tough tomes but this may be the most he has ever gone Can marina his new bat friend help him find his way back home? When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.
The main character s are: Shade and Marina.
They are two bats who both got seperated from their colonies, one way or another, and must get back to them. Along the way, they learn more about humans, other species of bats, and the mystery behind the silver bracelets, given to bats captured by humans. Will Shade be able to figure out how the Humans will help the bats fulfill the Promise?
Read the book, and you'll find out!: Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content. Help Help, opens a new window. Admin Admin Admin, collapsed. Main navigation. Open search form. Search the Catalogue Website. Enter search query Clear Text. Saved Searches Advanced Search.
Search Catalogue Website. Silverwing Oppel, Kenneth. Average Rating: Rate this: Like g Gwen Dec 03, Silverwing is an awesome story about a young bat and his adventures.
I love the "Silverwing Saga" by Kenneth Oppel however it does get kinda dark and sad in the last few books. Sunwing the second book was very enjoyable as well, with many dramatic twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat.
Firewing the third book is very sad and depressing—it almost made me cry at some parts. Darkwing the fourth book is quite interesting as well, although not as good as the first three I hate the cannibal felids—Carnassial is loco.
I would rate this book six stars if I could! Like mvkramer Sep 23, An interesting concept, but this book just wasn't for me.