The Nest

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"as tautly written as anything in a contemporary thriller... simply an exciting novel." - The Globe & Mail

* "Lively prose and sheer imagination make Oppel’s fourth bat story another winner."
- Kirkus

* "a thrilling page-turner that will captivate young and old alike" - Quill & Quire

* "captivating reading from beginning to end"
- Booklist

* "this exciting fantasy convincingly brings to life a long-ago world" - Kliatt


It’s 65 million years ago: the last dinosaurs are dying out, and the mammals are beginning to take over the earth. Dusk is a small tree glider -- a chiropter – who discovers that unlike the rest of his colony he can flap his wings rather than just use them to glide downwards. The only member of his colony capable of powered flight, Dusk is shunned, and escapes being driven out only because his father is leader. But after his colony is massacred by a prowl of newly-evolved, cat-like carnivores, Dusk's skills may prove to be the salvation of his colony as they embark on a perilous journey to find a new home. Set during a thrilling and dynamic era of earth's history, Darkwing tells the story of the very first bat.


Kenneth Oppel discusses Darkwing...

Part 1 - The inspiration for writing Darkwing.
Part 2 - The prehistoric setting of the novel.
Part 3 - The process of developing Darkwing.
Part 4 - The characters and their basis.
Part 5 - Darkwing and the other bat books.

Darkwing © copyright Kenneth Oppel, published by HarperCollins Canada & Harper Collins US
Illustrations by Matthew Taylor, Creature Illustrations by Keith Thompson & Christian Alzmann. Animation, Sound Design & Website By Hoffworks