Shade, a young Silverwing bat in search of his father, discovers a
mysterious Human building containing a vast forest. Home to
thousands of bats, the indoor forest is as warm as a summer night
and teeming with insects to eat. And through the glass roof, the
bats can finally see the sun, free from the tyranny of the deadly
Is this Paradise the fulfillment of Nocturna''s Promise to
return the bats to the light of day? Shade and his Brightwing
friend Marina aren''t so sure. Shade has seen Humans enter the
forest and take away hundreds of sleeping bats for an unknown
purpose. And where is Shade''s father?
It isn''t long before Shade and Marina are swept up on a
perilous journey that takes them to the far southern jungle -- the
homeland of Goth, now king of all the Vampyrum Spectrum: cannibal
bats with three-foot wingspans. With the help of an abandoned owl
prince and General Cortez''s rat army, Shade must use all his
resourcefulness to find his father -- and stop Goth from harnessing
the dark powers of Cama Zotz to create eternal night.
In this thrilling continuation of Shade''s saga, Kenneth Oppel
recaptures the adventure and poignancy of Silverwing, which
"Smithsonian" magazine called "a tour-de-force fantasy," and takes
it to a new level of excitement.