The Monster in the Hollows
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
This book fostered conversation and discussion. The boys had theor ...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, though, that Sara Cobbler's sideplot is my favorite p ...more
1) Surprised me with a plot twist
2) Almost made me cry. (Tears were brimming, my throat was tight, but I'm a heartless reader so I didn't actually cry.)
The emotions in this book are fantastic and I'm both ecstatic and terrified to find out what happens next. ...more
This book. Teared up a few times, for sure. Bawled at least once. Character development is beautiful and heart-wrenching. The story gets better and better.
Read this again along Andrew Peterson’s read-aloud 10/19-11/6/20.
Y’ALL. It’s so good. Do yourself a favor and read these.
Quite a bit of this book is like a rather mundane version of Harry Potter. Two boys and a girl with a high destiny going to a special, fantasy-novel school; one boy at school bullies them mercilessly; we find out that this boy's father is also basically evil; people sneak around; etc. I was surprised that it's not until nearly the end that we learn anything at all about Gnag, and even then, the information we have is so ...more
But this book. WHAT DID I WALK INTO??
I found myself laughing at Oskar quoting books and Podo shooting his mouth off, crying at Kalmar and Artham's fate, (view spoiler)[ and Esben's (hide spoiler)] and bursting with pride at Janner and Sara's bravery.
This book is a little break f ...more
Here are some things I really enjoy about the series (including, but not limited to, the third book):
*Great characters and great relationships amongst them, particularly in the Igiby/Wingfeather family
*The individual books are all part of a greater story that ties togethe ...more
Having said the book started slowly, it still seemed tense all the time, with multiple uncertainties and lives constantly on the line, so not much changed in that respect. Even some of t ...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. I’ve written a four-part fantasy series for young ...more