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The Monster in the Hollows (The Wingfeather Saga #3)

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Book Three of The Wingfeather Saga

Janner Wingfeather's father was the High King of Anniera. But his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen. The royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind.

Janner and his family hope to find refuge in the last safe place in the world: the Green Hollows--a land of warriors feared even by Fangs of Da

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Paperback, 348 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Rabbit Room Press (first published May 2011)
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Rachel Thomson
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Sarah Rodgers
I started reading the Wingfeather Saga almost a year ago, and went into it a little hesitantly. If this was going to be a singer/songwriter's dreamy attempt at literature, and nothing more, I wasn't sure I wanted to subject myself to the disappointment. After all, I enjoy Andrew Peterson's music.....

But Andrew Peterson is not merely a singer/songwriter. He is a master storyteller, no matter the medium. And in the Wingfeather Saga, I was pleasantly surprise--blown away--to find a truly precious...more
Gillian Bronte Adams
Finally! A land free of Fangs! Well, almost... After a harrowing journey across the Dark Sea of Darkness, the Wingfeathers arrive at last in the Green Hollows, safe and sound. But there is one slight problem. The Hollowsfolk make it very clear that Kalmar, now possessive of whiskers and a tail, is not welcome.

As the Throne Warden, Janner is pledged to protect his younger brother. In school, at home, on the playing field. Each day presents new challenges as he and his siblings adjust to life in...more
L.a.
The Book...

I will admit my bias from the beginning. I am a fan. However, bias or not these books stand on their own. Andrew has crafted a wonderful story and in the process shown us ourselves. As Socraties attemped to wake up the Athenians and reveal truth only to garner their hatred, Andrew Peterson has succeeded and won our affection.

He knows how to wrap up a chapter so that you have no choice but to read the next, and the next.

I don't think this book should be read without first reading t...more
Haley
I LOVED this book and did not want it to end! The genre of young adult fantasy is growing on me, thanks to this series. I think the fact that I came to love Peterson's story-telling through his songs first helped me fall in love with his novels even more. As I said with the other books in this series, I can't wait to read them to my boys in a few years!
Jill Williamson
Janner and his family settle into life in the Green Hollows, but people don’t really accept them, especially the furry Kalmar, whom they think is a Fang. Janner must step up into his role as a Throne Warden to keep Kalmar from getting into a fight that could destroy their entire family. But there are mysteries, betrayals, and dangers lurking. Janner does all he can to watch over and defend his brother, but what he can’t manage to do is convince himself that Kalmar is innocent.

I love Andrew Peter...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Sneakery, betrayal, and the deadly secret of Chimney Hill. How could you not be hooked by a simple sentence on the front of the book? Well, the sentence that hooked me, kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat for the entire book. This is a great novel and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into book four of the series. Scratch that, I think I need to start at the beginning and read the first two other books to really know the entire Wingfeather Saga! This book is definitely a stand alone book ev...more
John Gardner
I’m not usually one to pre-order books. Rarely has there been a book that I absolutely HAD to have the first moment it was available. But after reading the first two books in this series, I knew this was going to be one of those books that couldn’t wait. So when the countdown to release day finally ended, I kept a weather eye open for my trusty mail carrier, letter opener in hand.

It was totally worth the wait!

Rarely have I had so much fun reading a book. The Wingfeather Saga is a tremendously go...more
Beth Anne
4/14: read aloud with Martin. We both agreed, best in the series. Cannot wait for the conclusion to be released. Truly one of my favorite series now.

12/13: Each book in this series just keeps getting better. A lot of tension in the middle of this one, but I felt like I could see where things were going. Then WHAM! twist, and just when I was recovered BAM another twist. What a whirlwind of an ending. I'm not usually emotional in books but this one I was almost choked up, which is saying somethin...more
Thomas
The Monster in the Hollows

After a long trip across the Dark Sea of Darkness, and the harrowing experiences with the Fangs of Dang, forest-roaming toothy cows, a sea serpent, child slavery in the Fork Factory, and the battle of Kimera, the Igiby family arrives off the shores of Anneira, Nia Igiby’s homeland and its queen. Janner and Kalmer (her sons), Leeli (her daughter), and Podo Helmer (her father and former pirate) arrive with her. Janner had dreamed of living again in Castle Rysen where he w...more
Anthony Alvarado
The best of the saga so far and the end is so good, I can't believe it's going to be at least another year, probably 2 before the 4th book comes out! I love the sacrifice of Nia and Janner, how pain is not the worse thing in the world, the value of brothers and sisters, the fight and pride of Podo, and the manliness of Rudric. The end is simply stunning.
Anna Josephine
Slower than the second book but not as traumatic (until the end). Still beautiful, and deep, and full of sorrow and joy, despair, depravity and goodness. Again more dark but also more beautiful than I could have imagined.
Arnaldo
I read the first 2 in the series alongside my son and enjoyed them, but for kids, I thought that this 3rd installment was simply outstanding. If you've read Narnia to your kids and have appreciated their ability to bring out both the deep ugliness and the deep beauty of life and the glory of God through metaphor in a fantasy genre, and wish that someone else would write another series that would do the same thing...well, I don't want to oversell. But I'd encourage you to read this series, at lea...more
Ryan Boomershine
We bleed Annieran.
Hannah
SO MOVING!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

I distinctly remember hearing about this series some years ago. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness? North! Or Be Eaten? What outlandish titles! I had no interest whastsoever.

Until I read Gillian Bronte Adam's glowing review.

Until I read the first page.

Aewiar, the world in which these tales take place, is a wonky world that introduces its perils and bizarre monsters with cheek. But as the series continues, especially at the end of of the second book and on, ev...more
Sarah
A fantastic series! I appreciate the clear sovereignty and loving kindness of God "the Maker". He is presented as He is- an invisible Spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in His being, controlling all things, even wickedness and terrible sadness for His glory and the good of His people. So many lessons can be learned from the Wingfeathers! In a world in revolt against maturity, Janner, Kalmar and Leeli are refreshingly set apart- excelling in their callings, standing fast against the evil...more
Nikole Hahn
“She frowned at them with a face that boasted exactly ten curly whiskers: two sprouting from her chin, six on her upper lip, one jutting out from the center of her nose, and one on her left cheek. Janner felt bad about counting them.” – Page 105

A royal family on the run with Gnag the Nameless and his army of fangs hotly pursing them. Now the high king and his family must seek refuge in their homeland, Green Hollows. It’s rumored to be the most secure land in the world. Not even Gnag the Nameless...more
Drew
After the relentless pursuit that marked the previous volume, North! Or Be Eaten, author Andrew Peterson slows the pace somewhat as the Wingfeathers settle down in the Green Hollows, a land of cunning warriors on the far side of the Dark Sea. Although Janner is still the viewpoint character, this is really Kalmar's story as he deals with the results of the terrible choice made in the previous book. Also getting some much-needed time in the spotlight is Nia, who is no longer just "mother of the p...more
Daniel
Gone is the utter goofiness of the first book in the series, and the half-silliness of the second. The Monster in the Hollows has the most unified feel of the Wingfeather Saga yet (while still being easily humorous). I really enjoyed this book, though it didn't have the rip-roaring adventure feel that I loved in "North! Or be Eaten!".

Essentially, this is climbing my list of favorite series pretty quickly. It doesn't surpass Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Potter, etc. Still, there's a wonderful light...more
Amber French
I’ve not read the other two books in the series so I didn’t have any background knowledge as I started reading mid-series. Sometimes it’s not as important to know what’s happened prior but in this case, it would’ve helped me to know what was going on. Overall, I enjoyed the book but did feel a little lost at time since there were so many characters and I was just entering the scene. For example, the story begins with Janner recovering from being attacked by his now-wolf brother, Kalmar. In one o...more
Michael Jones
This one has to be read out loud at night by a campfire to be fully appreciated!!! Especially the ending!!! It's scary, but in a way that keeps me and my kids focused on what's important in life. What a saga!

Do yourself a favor, and read http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

And


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64...

First!

Peterson's style is so heartwarming and understanding of what makes boys and girls tick. Yes. Yes. What about all the "beastitudenessness"? Well, like dealing with orcs, de...more
Megan
The Monster in the Hollows is the third book in the Wingfeather Saga series, and it is great! I am really surprised by how much I like reading these books, because they are geared for a younger audience. In this book the Wingfeather family has escaped from the clutches of Gnag the Nameless's army and have made it to the Green Hollows, the land where their mother grew-up.

While in the first two books they had action and adventure, 'The Monster in the Hollows' has something that they haven't had in...more
Bob
Like the other 2 books in this series, this one is a fun read. We continue the saga of the Wingfeather clan, but now they're living in the Green Hollows, hopefully out of reach of Gnag the Nameless and his Fangs. Unlike book #2, this one does not feature breathless escapes and long journeys. Instead, we see the Wingfeathers trying to restore some semblance of normalcy to their lives as Nia tries to reconnect with her roots. This gives us more insight into the family history, but does cause the s...more
Joshua D.
Mar 07, 2014 Joshua D. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone, great for parents to read to school age kids
This is the third in Andrew Peterson's award winning fantasy series The Wingfeather Saga. The Monster in the Hollows tells the story of the Wingfeather children hiding from Gnag the Nameless in the Green Hollows, one of the few places in the land of Aerwiar not overrun by the Fangs of Dang.

It's a story about the children attempting to assimilate into a new culture and figure out how to do life (simple things like make friends, go to school, survive bullies, etc.). It's also a story about Kalmar'...more
Christen
After the darkness in the second book in this series, I was concerned that it was going in a bad direction. This book is much lighter in tone and in content. Much of it relates to a plot line of not judging a book by its cover. We also get to hear the story of Sara and how she was inspired by Janner. The moral of that part of the story -- one person can make a difference. There is a plot twist near the end of the book that I LOVED and that I DID NOT SEE coming. If you can make it through the dar...more
Jon
Wow, so good. Some thing were predictable but I don't even care. I had a hard time getting into book 1, book 2 was great, the last half of The Monster in the Hollows was a real page turner. Andrew Peterson has done an excellent job of communicating Truth and beauty in the midst of tragedy and real life in an engaging way.
Laura
Expected to love this.....and, in fact, I did. The big-brother/little-brother relationship between Janner and Kalmar is perfect. I could have read those scenes all day. My heart went out to the little guy. And the Guild? SO AWESOME. Let's go back in time so I can re-do my education there instead of my splendid but much less exciting elementary school. My family would tell you that the last five or six chapters were punctuated by many gasps of surprise and comments like "Whaaaaat?" and "Ohmygoodn...more
John
Oct 12, 2011 John rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
Peterson is a phenomenal storyteller. His followup to the masterful "North! Or Be Eaten!" continues the amazing story of the Jewels Of Anniera. Like the second book, it is a fast-paced, hard to put down novel. It is remarkable that Peterson has managed to make the second and third books even better than the inaugural, "On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness."

But not only are these great stories, Peterson is clearly attempting to create a sort of Middle Earth or Narnia universe of his own. He's...more
Kathryn
They truly do keep getting better and better, and they were great from the start. If you like Tolkien or C.S. Lewis or Harry Potter, you'll enjoy this series, too.
Richard Ross
I finished The Monster in the Hollows today!! I cruised through this book. I can't wait for book 4 of the Wingfeather Saga! Andrew Peterson's books are just fantastic!
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