Endling #1: The Last

By Katherine Applegate
Read by Lisa Flanagan

The Endling Series: Book 1

8.56 Hours 05/01/2018 unabridged
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New York Times bestseller! First Katherine Applegate thrilled readers with the action-packed Animorphs series. Then she stole our hearts with the award-winning The One and Only Ivan. Now she takes us on an unforgettable journey in this first book of an epic middle grade series! Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world. Building upon the success of her critically acclaimed novels such as The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, and Wishtree, while also returning to her action-packed fantasy roots of Animorphs, the Endling series is Katherine Applegate at her finest. With its enthralling characters, unique setting, and gripping adventure, this series is the perfect next read for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller!

First Katherine Applegate thrilled readers with the action-packed Animorphs series. Then she stole our hearts with the award-winning The One and Only Ivan. Now she takes us on an unforgettable journey in this first book of an epic middle grade series!

Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.

After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.

Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.

Building upon the success of her critically acclaimed novels such as The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, and Wishtree, while also returning to her action-packed fantasy roots of Animorphs, the Endling series is Katherine Applegate at her finest. With its enthralling characters, unique setting, and gripping adventure, this series is the perfect next read for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Applegate effortlessly constructs her fantasy world, briskly moving readers through its imaginative details while creating winning, unique characters…A bracing, propulsive read.” Booklist (starred review)
“Gripping…Persuasive emotional underpinnings give depth and urgency to the adventure as the team unites against sinister forces.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Themes of genocide, conservation, and magic are interwoven, providing thought-provoking questions for astute readers and educators. A savvy choice for readers of fantasy; individual readers and book clubs will love it and demand to know when the sequel will be available.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Discover an animal hero that will take his place with other courageous and beloved animals such as Babe, Mrs. Frisby, Charlotte, and Wilbur.” Shelf Awareness on The One and Only Ivan
“A deceptively simple, tender tale in which respect, resilience, and hope triumph.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Wishtree
“Accessible and moving.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Crenshaw

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Author

Author Bio: Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal and a New York Times bestseller. Her other books include the acclaimed Wishtree, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, and the Roscoe Riley Rules series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.56
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English