SUNW – The Horn Book Magazine

“As in Brian Jacques’ popular Redwall series, the intertwining story lines, evil villain, and intense action will keep young readers enthralled, but Shade is a more complex character than most Redwallian heroes. The other bats characters are also well drawn, particularly Shade’s female sidekick, Marina, and even the sinister jungle bat – horrible as he is – has a strong reason for his villainy. Shade’s dangerous adventures make a memorable impact.” 

– The Horn Book Magazine