The Monster in the Hollows
by Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson

Book Three in Andrew Peterson’s Christy Award-winning 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 the Fangs of Dang. But there’s a big problem. Janner’s little brother—heir to the throne of Anniera—has grown a tail. And gray fur. Not to mention two pointed ears and long, dangerous fangs. To the suspicious folk of the Green Hollows he looks like a monster. But Janner knows better. His brother isn’t as scary as he looks. He’s perfectly harmless.

Or is he?

Join the Wingfeathers on a new adventure filled with mystery, betrayal, and sneakery in a land of tasty fruits. There’s a monster in the Hollows and the truth lurks in the shadows.

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Comments & Reviews

93d49268acc0eb7ea2e4cef0f88389b6aeffac7d
Sep 2012

i LOVE THE books its a shame it has to end after the next book :(

93d49268acc0eb7ea2e4cef0f88389b6aeffac7d
Sep 2012

Victoria it wont be coming till early 2013 in sep

Sjoquist Douglas
Apr 2013

Any chance of the series appearing in e-reader format of some kind?

PinkRoseWD
Jun 2013

This book is one that you won’t be able to put down. In fact, I doubt you would sacrafice it’s magical pages if you were being persued by an angry Bomnubble!
This book is well worth all of the excitement that brewed while waiting for its arrival.
Many secrets are revealed. You’ll experience a few “I knew it!” moments.
You’ll be so incredibly heart-shaken when you get to the end… But don’t skip to it! There are many fist-fights fought and wonderous food eaten, and libraries explored. You don’t want to miss one word of this!

Riverfox237
Jul 2013

It is hard to describe how much I love this book. The Wingfeather Saga has gotten more fascinating, entertaining, intriguing, and enthralling with each book as I’ve found more information about this new world Mr. Andrew Peterson has created and kept running into its seemingly endless supply of totally unexpected but bafflingly brilliant surprises. The characters are loveable and real, and the writing by this third book has only gotten more fantastic. (I admit I’ve often felt that the first book was a bit slow, but it is well worth it to get into the next two, which are, I kid you not, some of my favorite books now. The storytelling involved is some of the most endearing and engaging in children’s fiction, as far as I’m concerned.) I almost can’t stand the fact that the series only has one more book to go, except that I want so badly to see how it ends!

I can’t get too specific about why The Monster in the Hollows was so brilliant and is now basically one of my all-time favorite books without lacing this page with spoilers, but I would just like to say that there was a certain point in reading this book where I was literally bouncing on my bed and squealing in shock/delight/amazement while trying desperately to get to the end despite it being who-knows-how –late in the morning. I get excited about books, I will not deny this, but VERY FEW have ever had a revelation in them that got me THAT EXCITED. This is also one of the few books that I immediately turned back around and read a second time, because doggonit, I was so eager to get to the ending that I had to give it a second slower read so I could REALLY appreciate it. And if that’s not ENOUGH of an endorsement, I’m also BUYING it, and I do not buy many books, especially when I can get them at my local library. But some books you just have to own.

So, in summary: this book is awesome. Read it. You won’t regret it. wink

Victoria Dorotiak
Sep 2011

When can we expect the final book to be out? I’ve read the first three, but my kids are waiting for the full series to be available, they both love series, but have learned to detest the inevitable wait for the unpublished titles, I mean after all to their minds, the author could end up eaten by a bumnable, or caught up in a cage by a strander, or be waylaid for an epoch in any number of ways. Sorry Andrew, praying for you and yours all that is good. Just wanted to get an idea of how long we can expect to wait for the Warden and the Wolf King??

Hannah Crumley
Jul 2011

I have a feeling that Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga will become a classic tale, a must have in every library! It is every bit as captivating as the Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia! His story telling abilities are rare and his humble way of giving God the glory for his talent is even more rare!

I bought the books to encourage my uninterested reader, I highly recommend them, these books cannot be put down! Once you start reading this saga it draws you to the finish. Can’t wait for the Warden and the Wolf King!!

Matthew Benefiel
Jul 2011

Andrew, you have spun a tale that starts with laughs, but soon turns to danger on all sides, yet with each growing threat, hope grows stronger and soon you have left behind care and are caught up in the story of three young children who despite failures, are given gifts that will flourish all the more.

!Spoiler Alert - Don’t Read Until You’ve Read the Book!

Andrew, I must add when my wife and I (who are reading aloud to each other) reached the quickening conclusion of this book we couldn’t put it down, we read deep into the night, and I spent the next day fighting with my own thoughts on the fast but beautiful ending to this book. I continue to struggle with the death of Esben and how unfair it seems in my mind, because in such a short time, I found myself relating to his long struggle, and wonderful reunion, only to have it dashed. Yet however much I wish it otherwise, I cannot imagine a more beautiful and fitting end, to be with loved ones. I also have to say that the part that stands out more than anything, is the that little, but deep sigh from a husband who longs for his wife. In that moment I wept inside, for in one brief moment, you captured more of the love between husband and wife (and the mystery of Christ and His Church) than all the sad attempts of hollywood in their movies, and most books combined. You captured the love we should have for each other and all the hard fought love we give that makes each touch, each kiss so wonderful. Thank you, and I hope I never get over it.

Mark Geil
Jul 2011

Another brilliant installment! Actually, it seems a disservice just to call this “another” anything. It’s part of a series, yes, but it stands alone for its depth and understanding of its characters. Here’s a bit of what my daughter Sarah wrote about the book for her school summer reading assignment:

“A good book connects the readers to the characters. A good book draws an entire family together in eager anticipation of the plot’s unfolding. A good book causes wonder and leads to predictions and a good book only occasionally fulfills those theories. A good book teaches a lesson, or several, with hidden grace. A good book makes the reader want to write, with just a fraction of the excellence in which the book was written. And a good book makes the reader wish to thank the author. So thank you, because your book is a great book. I adore the Wingfeather Saga. They have become part of my childhood, though they entered my childhood just as it ends. The adventure, the love, the truths, and the connections and lessons laced in wit live on as they better our lives. I’ve wondered what it would be like to live in C.S. Lewis’ times, to read the Chronicles of Narnia as they were released. I no longer wonder for I believe that I know. Thank you for the opportunity, the lessons, the encouragement, the wisdom. Thank you for a great book.”

edwardskv
Jul 2011

Loved it!!!

Bought this for my son’s 12th birthday. When he opened the package he gave us quick hugs and ran off to read it. After a few days he asked “When is the next book due to be printed?”. I told him that it would be some time and that he should be patient.

I also read it because he loved it so much. Excellent book - totally surprised and captivated. Stayed up way to late reading. Now, like my son, I am wondering when the next book will be released….

Rael
Jun 2011

~ Puppies and pumpkin stew! Peril and perfidy! ~

I stayed up till 3 am to finish this one. Another incredible book by Andrew Peterson, spinner of tales and songs.

The Monster in the Hollows seemed a bit slow for a while, especially after the non-stop action of North! Or Be Eaten. But actually, the tension never ceases. It’s just different. Janner and his siblings must face new challenges, such as learning to deal with suspicious Hollowsfolk, finding their place in the interesting school, and perceiving truth beneath layers of deception.

Much of the story is like a quiet afternoon when the wind has died down, but the sky is darkening and heavy with clouds, and the air tingles. The small choices Janner makes in his heart - resentment or sacrifice, anger or joy, cowardice or bravery - these are battles as crucial as fighting the deadly Fangs of Dang.

And the plot does thicken and the action quicken, and the last chapters flow as Janner and his family face bloodthirsty enemies, love laid down, and failures the Maker turns to flourishes.

Xander
May 2011

I love this book!
I was telling my friend about it and let him borrow mine, got him hooked on this series.

Thanks Andrew,

love your Music and Books

zmsteven
May 2011

I just got my book today and I can’t wait to read it thanks Andrew Peterson

Ruth Gendi
May 2011

can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kennylovesbetsy
May 2011

We’re eagerly watching the mail each day now. (And I sure hope those eyes in the bush don’t turn out to be a Furby!)

Rose
May 2011

Muahahaha! Mine beats all! I have five siblings and a couple of parents who can’t wait to get their hands on this book!!!!! :) :) :)

mamalala
Apr 2011

He begs, he pleads, he falls down on his knees…. “I must have this book!” - A.M.L. 14 yr old

At last…May is nearly here!

{{* *}} da mama

MikeStez
Apr 2011

Getting one for me and one for my parents. Can’t wait!

Rachel Edgar
Apr 2011

Just pre-ordered!! My son, who’s 10, can’t wait to get his hands on this book!!! Thanks Jen Trafton for sharing this awesome series!!!

row
Apr 2011

“Ahhh, Victory.”

rszrama
Apr 2011

very excited! Telling everyone we know– on FB and Twitter and my wife’s book review blog.

fishersoflapaz
Apr 2011

Woo hoo!

MelanieReese
Apr 2011

Excited!!!!!! I am so Glad The Wingfeather Saga continues.

Dan Cumberland
Mar 2011

I cannot wait to get my copy!

The Monster in the Hollows
  • Published by Rabbit Room Press
  • Recommended age 10 and older