The Monster in the Hollows
The Wingfeather Saga - Book Three by Andrew Peterson
Blog Tour - Day 1
Not All Monsters Are Scary Looking
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Author’s Web site - http://www.andrew-peterson.com/
I received a review copy from Rabbit Room Store of The Monster in the Hollows
in conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour
Book three in the Wingfeather Saga seemed a little darker in tone than the earlier books. I guess life isn't always sunshine and brightness, especially where Gnag the Nameless is involved. Janner and his family have fought their way across the sea to make the safety of the Green Hollows. But life has changed quite a bit since Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli's mother and grandfather left the area. The story opens with Janner recovering from wounds by his now furry brother. The Green Hollows are recovering from wounds of their own by Gnag and his Fang hordes. The Holish people judge Kalmar a monster and want to lock him away for their safety after the suffering faced at the hands of bloodthirsty Fangs.
Arrangements are made and promises are made but at a terrible price for failure. As Throne Warden, Janner must face his responsibilities to protect his stronger and faster brother, the King. Janner reluctantly agrees to defend his brother from physical and verbal assaults at their new school, but soon is confronted by the school bully time and again. Peterson seemed to paint Kalmar as more sad and emotionally hurting than scary. As I read the book I questioned more and more who the monsters really were.
Do we act any better toward to outsiders or new people than the Holish people? After we've been hurt time and again, are we too quick to judge those who may be innocent because they are different from us? Kalmar choose unwisely and regretted his choice each day. In the third Wingfeather book, Peterson made me wonder if the real monsters are those who do a great evil and desire repentence, or those who needlessly provoke someone else to harm them.
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