Firewing

  • Title: Firewing
  • Author: Kenneth Oppel
  • ISBN: 9780006393023
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Firewing Firewing is hot On the bestseller lists for months Firewing s Canadian sales are over copies and like its predecessors Silverwing and Sunwing it has been nominated for a slew of awards Just
    Firewing is hot On the bestseller lists for months, Firewing s Canadian sales are over 75,000 copies, and like its predecessors, Silverwing and Sunwing it has been nominated for a slew of awards Just released in the US, Firewing is gathering accolades and great sales in equal measure With the animated Silverwing series about to debut on Teletoon in the fall of 2003, thiFirewing is hot On the bestseller lists for months, Firewing s Canadian sales are over 75,000 copies, and like its predecessors, Silverwing and Sunwing it has been nominated for a slew of awards Just released in the US, Firewing is gathering accolades and great sales in equal measure With the animated Silverwing series about to debut on Teletoon in the fall of 2003, this new mass market edition of Firewing is ready to soar Listed in the top 5 books of 2002 by Quill QuireNominated for the CLA Book of the Year for Children AwardA Red Maple Honour BookNominated for the Manitoba Young Readers Choice AwardNominated for the Hackmatack Children s Choice Award

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    About Kenneth Oppel


    1. I was born in 1967 in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova ScotiaAt around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer this came after deciding I wanted to be a scientist, and then an architect I started out writing sci fi epics my Star Wars phase then went on to swords and sorcery tales my Dungeons and Dragons phase and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games written, of course, during my video game phase It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl one of my favourite authors and this friend offered to show Dahl my story I was paralysed with excitement I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story And they did.


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    1. 4.5 STARS. Kenneth Oppel is a great author, no doubt about it. He creates characters that feel real, whether they be humans or bats, and weaves a world around them that you feel you inhabit while you read about it. His action sequences are among the best I've read yet he manages to instill such thoughtfulness and heartfelt emotions in his characters that the stories always have a depth that still manages to surprise and impress me even though I've read half a dozen of his books so far.I wavered [...]

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    2. I'm between 2 and 3 stars on this book. I must say I LOVED Silverwing and Sunwing, but I just hated the story (well actually only the ending) of this book!WARNING:Major spoiler ahead!!! read at your own risk. I'm pretty much reveling the whole ending of this book.SPOILER:(view spoiler)[ How could they kill off Shade ??????????!!!!!!!!!!! I hated that sooooo much. How could they do that? I. AM. SO. MAD. Shade was the best character. I understand that Shade of course would want his son to live, bu [...]

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    3. Spoiler Alert!What a horrible story. Why is it these authors become so despondent by their third book? He should have just stopped with the second book and been done with it. After all the thrilling adventure and the victory of the first 2 books, Shade and his son Griffin end up in hell and are trying to escape. Some of the most compelling images of hell are described here. (Which from that aspect was truly fascinating and great food for thought.) The heroes of the past books that have died end [...]

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    4. Amazing book! Until I got to the end. I mean, for a book so good, shouldn't it have at least HALF as good an ending? I hated the ending because it was like you just finished a chapter. You. Don't. Know. What. Happens. Next. But, NOTHING happens next since it was the end of the series. As you can see, I loved the book but REALLY did not like the ending. What happens to Goth? What happens when Griffin and Luna make it back to Tree Haven? I usually enjoy cliff hangers, but not when you are left han [...]

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    5. 3.5 stars. Although this was an amazing story, I just felt as though there was something missing, especially from the ending. This was the last book in the series and after a Christmas break filled with reading and caring about Shade, Marina and the other characters in this series I thought that this was a bit of a let down. Great book, definitely worth reading (like the whole series, which is excellent ) but be prepared for mixed feelings at the end of this story.

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    6. When it comes to the Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel, I am instantly intrigued and interested. They are spectacular. This one, Firewing, is the last one in the series that is about Shade, is about Shade, who in this book is a father of a child named Griffin. Griffin slips through a rift in the ground into the Underworld, where is is told to find the Tree to return home. However, in this world, he is the only living one. Other bats in the Underworld are dead, and can steal your life. Shade mus [...]

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    7. This book has quite a depressing ending. The entire book just made me sad that the main character was not Shade anymore.Overall,one of the gloomiest books I've ever read.

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    8. Okay wow, this is a weird conclusion. In fact, it doesn't feel like having all too much in common with the first two books of the trilogy, who both feel much more like a stand alone-work than this book. The supernatural elements in book one were rare and not significant to the plot. In book two, they were more present, mainly through the weird antics of main villain Goth, who may or may have not been possessed by underworld god Zotz. Or by a cruel will to dominate. In book three, however, the su [...]

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    9. A disappointing conclusion to Shade's journeys (as I understand the last book in the series is actually a far past prequel), and seems to argue the point with the Airborn series that Oppel chokes after the second book in a series. Altogether, it does have a cohesive, interesting plot, but suffers many other problems. Nearly all the book happens in the land of the dead, so it is more surreal than the previous books, which is a good and bad thing (land of the dead should be weird to the living, bu [...]

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    10. This is possibly the worst book ever. And I read Eldest, so I'm one to talk. The storyline itself is darn depressing, but the ending is the worst in the history of literature. Absolutely pathetic. The spoiler is the ending, so don't read it.(view spoiler)[ So, Shade begins all happy. He and Marina are mates (awh), and they have a son. Well, Shade goes to the underworld to save him, after he accidentally ends up there after killing his friend Luna (another accident). Well, Shade finds his son and [...]

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    11. Major Spoilers Rant!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't read if you don't want to know or don't already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOW COULD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME KENNETH OPPEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????? HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????? YOU HAVE BETRAYED MY TRUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU END THIS BOOK THAT WAY!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????????? THE ENDING COMPLETELY RUINS THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BAD GUY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO LIV [...]

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    12. I think that Griffin will steal fire from the humans because he is tiered of being thought of as boring46 12/4/10 This book is very confusing but is very exciting to read. Like when Shade woke up and his heart wasnt beating but he felt like he was still alive. But it was only a dream103 12/12/10 In Firewing Griffin wishes his father(Shade) was there to help. In Sunwing Shade wishes that his friend Chinook was there to help him 12/18/10 In Firewing Griffin is aggravated with Frieda (Elder) becaus [...]

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    13. One of the things I enjoyed about this installment in the Silverwing saga was the fantastical nature of the plot. The earlier ones were just slightly off on the believable aspect, but because this one delved into a whole new world where anything could happen (and frequently did), it did not jar with me. Griffin's personality also struck a chord, I think because he was so different from his father. Indeed, the only thing that really bugged me was the corny nature of the ending (the sacrifice bit) [...]

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    14. Just plain stupid!

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    15. I've read some emotional books in my lifetime. And as a writer myself, I really believe in investing emotions into literature. But after over a decade, this is the only book I've ever cried over. Yes: I profusely cried when reading the "Homecoming" chapter. AND IT WAS ABOUT BATS. I've never cried over another piece of literature. Kenneth Oppel--you've accessed a deep part of my emotions via compelling bat characterization that humans, to this point, haven't been able to reach. Well done. This ha [...]

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    16. I have enjoyed each book of this series. Though Firewing takes place mainly in the underworld, it is rich in imagination and characterization. Even the evil Zotz has a humane side. Throughout the underworld nothing is ever what it seems to be which is too much like life. I think my favorite thing about Kenneth Oppel’s works is how he can make the most unnatural characters and events seem so natural.

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    17. Action to MAX! Is the best way to describe this series. Except the third and final entry to this pretty good series focuses too much on suspense and it becomes boring and not action packed at all. Good things about it are that it's a Silverwing book so it shares the decent suspense. Examples are the first few chapters and the ones spent when the characters get kidnapped. The unfortunate part is it focuses way to much on it and NEVER does anything with it. This just wasted potential and it makes [...]

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    18. Bittersweet ending, Shades love for his family is moving

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    19. I feel like a chapter has closed on my childhood by finally finishing this series, and can't wait until I can share this series with my sons.

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    20. A good ending but not how I wanted it to end.

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    21. Firewing is an action packed book that keeps you on the edge of your seat at certain points. The book starts off with a newborn half breed bat called Griffin, and he is a mix of a silverwing bat (Shade) and a brightwing bat (Marina). Griffin not a brave bat and he gets scared really easy. Griffin tries to show off to Luna (a girl silverwing) and so Griffin tries to steal fire from the humans and bring it back to their tree haven. While on their way back to the tree haven Griffin accidentally dro [...]

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    22. 1. Plot Summary:Griffin – the main character- is a crossed silverwing and brightwing bat. He is clumsier and uglier than the average bat. There is a huge earthquake in the forest he lives in and the forest is split in two. He ventures off on his own before the earthquake happens then he get sucked into the earth. Soon griffin realizes that he has been sucked into the underworld. His father Shade has just come back from the far away forest and he realizes that he must embark on this mission to [...]

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    23. *SPOILER ALERT* Do you like a book that has lots of suspense and almost makes you cry? If you answered yes, then Firewing is the book for you. It is a great fiction read, that I feel is an amazing piece of art. Firewing will dazzle you, I guarantee it.In the beginning of Firewing, the story begins to piece together. The cave falls through and he ends up the Underworld. This is unknown to Griffin until later, but the author states this is the Underworld. No food or water is here. The people deny [...]

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    24. Firewing was a very well thought out and satisfying ending for the Silverwing series, or at least the ones involving the adventures of Shade. In this book, the story seemed to become a bit more complex than the previous two. Yes, Shade does have to follow his son Griffin into the underworld (of bats, not all creatures) and atempt to rescue him, but there is a lot more emotion in this book. I always love when the main character of a series has a child and that child tries to live up to their fath [...]

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    25. Firewing is the continuation of the book Sunwing. Firewing is about a young bat named Griffin, who goes on a journey in the land of the dead. In the land of the dead, he meets Luna, a young bat that got killed because of Griffin. Griffin soon learns that he is not dead, but everyone else is. He also learns about the "Tree". The "Tree" is where the dead can go and start a new life, so Griffin decides to take Luna with him. At the same time, Shade, Griffin's father, goes to the land of the dead to [...]

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    26. I did enjoy this final volume of the Silverwing trilogy, however, this book was by far the most flawed. Perhaps it is the evolution of Kenneth Oppel's writing style, but the first book was almost formulaic. The sequel managed to improve upon the overall story and probably should have been the end of the series. This third volume just seems to be tacked on without much forethought. To begin with, there's a question whether the protagonist is Shade or Griffin. It seems that Griffin sees the most g [...]

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    27. Firewing continues the saga of the Silverwing colony, focusing on Griffin, son of the hero in its prequels, Shade.At first glance he'd almost seem like the opposite of his father, a trait made worse considering everyone else in the colony continually reminds him of the feats his father did (likely without knowing Shade was a loner at first, too). As luck would have it, the one time he attempts to try something "brave" the young bat inadvertently starts a chain of events that pull him directly in [...]

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    28. Of the three in the trilogy, this is the most unique because it’s entirely a fantasy world rather than a mythology of bats within our own world. Shade and his son Griffin are thrust into the world of the dead even though they are still alive, and all of the elements that they encounter are entirely otherworldly, even the way the world is created. On the other hand, it works against this text as a classroom text because it’s completely out of the context of our own world. The natural laws are [...]

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    29. I loved the story up to when Goth got back to Earth and Shade sacrificed himself. Its SO sad! How can Kenneth kill of such a character! Im glad that Luna and Griffin survive but then Shade gets send back to Earth as a spirit who cant interact or talk with his family, and he will have to watch them grow old and die but cant do a thing about it. Also.Java, Nemo, Murk, and Yorick get sucked into a different dimension, and the big happy group gets shattered. I was so sad, and yet strangly filled wit [...]

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