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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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Sarah Rodgers
May 26, 2011 Sarah Rodgers rated it it was amazing
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
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Rachel Thomson
Oct 13, 2011 Rachel Thomson rated it it was amazing
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Gillian Bronte Adams
Apr 11, 2012 Gillian Bronte Adams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
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
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Jacks
Aug 14, 2016 Jacks rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It has such good literature. I like the end it makes me get geared up for the next book! Comment if you like MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Ryan Boomershine
Oct 22, 2011 Ryan Boomershine rated it it was amazing
We bleed Annieran.
Nicole
Oct 17, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderful, a perfect third book for the series, suspenseful and developing. The characters grew even more. You fell even deeper in love with them. There were many major plot developments especially in the last few chapters they surprise me a lot but I was greatly pleased with them.
My favorite parts throughout the book included (view spoiler)
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Katie Grace
Sep 06, 2015 Katie Grace rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing.

It took me a little while to get into it. I read North! or Be Eaten a few months ago, so maybe that was the case--that I had been away from the storyworld for awhile.

But once I got into the book, there was no coming out.

The characters were so real. Leeli, Janner, and Kalmar interacted like REAL siblings. They weren't perfect with each other. They sometimes disagreed, but the trials pulled them together, and I loved the way Janner and Leeli stood up for Kalmar.

And Kalmar
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L.a.
Dec 18, 2011 L.a. rated it really liked it
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
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Haley
Mar 31, 2012 Haley rated it it was amazing
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!
Christie Saunders
Jan 16, 2017 Christie Saunders rated it really liked it
These books have progressively gotten more fulfilling for me. The first two felt like I was reading a children's book and enjoying it because I knew my children would enjoy it. This third book I enjoyed on my own behalf. Even though it is still very much a children's book it has adult concepts and a deeper message. I'm really liking where these books have gone and I look forward to reading the 4th
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
Jun 19, 2011 John Gardner rated it it was amazing
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
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Jill Williamson
Sep 09, 2011 Jill Williamson rated it really liked it
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
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Joel Wentz
Dec 16, 2015 Joel Wentz rated it it was amazing
Finally, finally, finally the Wingfeather Saga hits its stride here!! There has been enough to keep me interested in the previous two books, but Peterson gets right to the heart of the story in this entry. The distracting footnotes are gone, the trying-too-hard-to-be-funny prose is gone, and most importantly, the main characters are actually given some depth and agency! I learned more about the kids (particularly Janner and Kalmar) in this book than in the first two combined! The tension of thei ...more
Steve Hemmeke
Jul 29, 2015 Steve Hemmeke rated it really liked it
Unlike other series, each of these gets better than the one before.

The characters develop nicely, giving lots of depth, while the action doesn't slow down much, either. Lots of wrestling and sneakery for boy readers!

Peterson deals with themes old and new.

Brotherly love
The relationship between Janner and Kalmar is shown to be the centerpiece of the trilogy. In book 2 we saw relational breakdown and hostility. Here they are able to love each other as brothers do, though they haven't yet resolved e
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Beth Anne
Apr 24, 2014 Beth Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-aloud, 2013, 2014
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
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Suzannah
Sep 14, 2015 Suzannah rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, humour
A solid entry in the series, ending with a couple of incredible and satisfying twists which I never saw coming. That said, I felt like I had to read through a lot of unrelated stuff to get to the good bits in this installment. After Janner's ordeal in the Fork Factory in the previous book, his adventures at school in the Hollows seem a bit anticlimactic, while I felt we got a lot of foreshadowing of trouble on Kalmar's behalf which never quite paid off.

Yes, I'm probably being overly picky here.
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Jenni Simmons
Oh, how I have missed these beloved characters! Andrew Peterson is such a gifted storyteller. And I confess, I choked up at the end of this book, full of truth, goodness, beauty, valor, and humor. I don't care what age you are, I highly recommend this series to you. I read the first two books and we own them, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book read by Andrew Peterson. Truly delightful. But I definitely need to purchase this book when we're able, to dwell on our bookshelves alo ...more
Anthony Alvarado
Mar 18, 2012 Anthony Alvarado rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 21, 2012 Anna Josephine rated it it was amazing
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.
Katie
Oct 01, 2016 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, for-my-kids
By far the best Wingfeather book so far. I found the first two to be... repetitively swashbuckling, if that makes any sense. This book was slower and more thoughtful, and I really enjoyed it.
Heather
Oct 21, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of the Wingfeather books. So many pieces coming together. So much true, human emotion: fear, joy, love, hatred. Love this series!
Jamie Unlikely
May 24, 2016 Jamie Unlikely rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6th-8th-grade
The Monster in the Hollows is an amazing book. It's filled with adventure and is very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy stories.
Lara Lleverino
My favorite so far! So sweet! Such a great picture of love and forgiveness, grace and mercy! I honestly like this better than The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe!
Lydia Davis
Jul 24, 2015 Lydia Davis rated it it was amazing
There is a monster in the hollows but not the one the think
Elysia Theodenson
Jul 16, 2015 Elysia Theodenson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-list
This was incredible! Especially at the end. This is such a great read!
Abby Jones
Jul 11, 2016 Abby Jones rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. See my full Review on The Warden and the Wolf King (book 4).
Thomas
Jan 22, 2014 Thomas rated it it was amazing
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
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Clare Farrelly
Dec 04, 2016 Clare Farrelly rated it really liked it
Andrew Peterson does a fantastic job of making this book scary, tense, action packed, intriguing and so very page turning while still keeping the description of violence down and other bad content away so that it is suitable for younger children but adults can also enjoy it. Also it was quite humourous at times, always a good point to any book.

The emotion struggles the characters had to go through were well done and I felt their pain. Just as soon as you think things could turn out okay somethin
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Bob
Nov 29, 2016 Bob rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
I'm serious, these books are on the level of the Lord of the Rings, maybe not in terms of epic scale, but in terms of gripping tension, creative worldbuilding, and imagination. Parts of the first book had kind of a silly, playful mood, and that is totally gone now: sort of like the difference between the first few chapters of the Hobbit to the slopes of Mount Doom. The central family (grandfather, mother, 2 sons and a daughter) is just wonderful: none of them are perfect, but they are relatable ...more
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Hey, folks. If you're just discovering me or any of my work, it can be a little confusing because there are several facets to it. If you don't have time to read the whole bio below, here's the rundown:

• I write songs. I also record them to these cool things called CDs and put on concerts around the country. (And beyond! To my great delight, I get to play in Europe every year or so.)

• I write books
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