By Kenneth Oppel; Keith Thompson (Illustrator)

Eos, Hardcover, 9780060850548, 422pp.

Publication Date: August 2007


As the sun sets on the time of the dinosaurs, a new world is left in its wake. . . .


He alone can fly and see in the dark, in a colony where being different means being shunned or worse. As the leader's son, he is protected, but does his future lie among his kin?


He has the true instincts of a predator, and he is determined that his kind will not only survive but will dominate the world of beasts.

From the author of the internationally acclaimed Silverwing trilogy comes an extraordinary adventure set 65 million years ago. Kenneth Oppel, winner of a Michael L. Printz Honor for Airborn, has crafted a breathtaking animal tale that reaches out to the human in all of us.

About the Author
Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted into an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General s Literary Award for children s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children s Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of This Dark Endeavor and Such Wicked Intent. Born on Canada s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada, and in England and Ireland and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at kennethoppel.com.

KEITH STEVEN THOMPSON is an interpreter, University of Wyoming, Habitat for Humanity, and Water for the Americas.

Praise For Darkwing

“Readers will be happily swept along for the ride.”
-The Horn Book