The swarm descends

Jacob Grey

Book - 2016

When the evil Mother of Flies emerges from the defeat of the Spinning Man and begins searching for the last vital piece of Blackstone's legacy, Caw, the last survivor of his line, teams up with his friend Lydia and loyal crow allies to protect their city.

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Series
Grey, Jacob. Ferals ; 2.
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
279 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780062321060
0062321064
Main Author
Jacob Grey (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The horror and action escalate in the second volume of the Ferals series as the crow feral Caw, his human friend Lydia, and other ferals face off against the power-hungry Mother of Flies. Caw must continue to master his powers of transformation and control and learn everything he can about the mysterious Midnight Stone, an amulet bequeathed to him by his long-dead mother. The fly feral will stop at nothing to acquire it, including imprisoning his Caw's friends and even killing Caw. This urban fantasy starts dark and gets darker, rife with betrayals, violence, and hideous transformations. Acceptable fodder for fantasy fans, marred by sometimes clunky writing. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–6—Caw is a "Feral"—he can communicate with and control the actions of a particular type of animal (in this case, crows). In this title, which picks up where the previous book left off, Caw is recovering from defeating The Spinning Man (the villain from Ferals) and saving Blackstone. However, a new big bad has emerged—the Mother of Flies—and it's up to Caw and his friends to stop her and save the city from destruction again. Fans of Caw's first adventure will devour this latest installment, which features the same level of action and vast world-building. A refresher of prior events is provided within the first chapter so new readers will be able to follow along. An open ending ensures that other books are coming; fans will be eager to continue the series. [Page ]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When the evil Mother of Flies emerges from the defeat of the Spinning Man and begins searching for the last vital piece of Blackstone's legacy, Caw, the last survivor of his line, teams up with his friend Lydia and loyal crow allies to protect their city.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When the evil Mother of Flies emerges from the defeat of the Spinning Man and begins searching for the last vital piece of Blackstone's legacy, Caw, the last survivor in his line of crow ferals, teams up with his friend Lydia and loyal crow allies to protect their city. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Ferals #2: The Swarm Descends is the second book in a dark middle grade fantasy series that&;s part Batman, part The Graveyard Book, and all page-turning adventure.The sinister Spinning Man has been defeated&;but a powerful new villain has risen from the shadows. The Mother of Flies has eyes everywhere, and she is searching for Caw. As the last survivor of a long line of crow ferals, Caw holds a crucial piece of Blackstone&;s legacy&;one the Mother of Flies will stop at nothing to find.With his friend Lydia and his loyal crows by his side, Caw believes he can protect his city. But it will take more than crows to defeat this darkness....