The Monster in the Hollows (The Wingfeather Saga #3)
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...more
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
I love Andrew Peter ...more
It was totally worth the wait!
Rarely have I had so much fun reading a book. The Wingfeather Saga is a tremendously go ...more
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
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
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
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
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
Do yourself a favor, and read http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...
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
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
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
• 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 ...more