Well I really really hope not. Maybe one of shade's ancestors would be more appropriate. I loved GOTH and hope he NEVER dies. But it would be interesting if the 4th book about 'The Great War between Birds and Beasts' took more of its inspiration from the old Aesop's fables (which I propose is the predominant influence the Silverwing 'mythology'-forgive me if this has been pointed out already) IE: http://www.literaturepage.com/read/aesopsfables-250.html http://www.online-literature.com/aesop/aesops-fables/24/ One could assume that when 'the war between birds and beasts' was written would be a perfect setting (as far as timeline) for the prequel. We're talking thousands of years ago here.