From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8 In this sequel (S&S, 2000) to Kenneth Oppel's Silverwing (S&S, 1999), Shade, a silverwing bat, and Marina, a brightwing, continue their search for Shade's father. They are drawn to and enter a pseudo forest built by humans and, although the bats there call it "Paradise," Shade soon realizes it is a prison for the animals. He is selected along with other bats, and a disc is sewn on their abdomens. When they are flown to a target and released, Shade just manages to escape the fate of most of the bats - exploding when they hit the target. Shade joins a group of other survivors and learns that his father is possibly still alive but about to be sacrificed along with other bats and animals by a colony of vampire bats led by Shades old nemesis, Goth. Shade enlists the help of rats and owls to stage a dramatic rescue. John McDonough's word-for-word reading of this exciting tale is well-paced, expressive, and clear. Although this story will be better appreciated by listeners familiar with the first book - and fan's of that book will certainly want to hear this one - this sequel stands on its own. -Louise Sherman, formerly Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, N
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Taking up the story begun in the Canadian fantasy Silverwing
(1997), this sequel begins with Shade, the Silverwing bat, still intent on finding his father. Shade and his companions become trapped in a research facility where many of their species are fitted with bombs and sent by humans to destroy a wartime target. After a series of adventures, alliances between old enemies, and violent confrontations with the forces of evil, Shade prevails in battle, in love, and in rescuing his father. Action packed and suspenseful, this continuing adventure can be read on its own but will appeal most to those fantasy fans who enjoyed the detailed bat world of the first novel. Carolyn Phelan
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