Long before the first migration, there raged a Great Battle Between the Birds and the Beasts. This was fought to establish the balance of nature and the territorial limits of every species. The bats, being neither birds nor beasts, would not choose sides in the conflict. For this, a law was passed that forever condemned the bats to darkness...One young bat, Shade Silverwing, dared to break the law. Derived from Kenneth Oppel's best-selling novel of the same name, this animated series goes beyond the novel, exploring the characters' inter-relationships and inventing new adventures.