How would you feel if you were a dragon living under a mountain and with the knowledge that you were supposed to stop the greatest war in history?
How would you feel if you were a dragon living under a mountain and with the knowledge that you were supposed to stop the greatest war in history? That’s how it works in the CCBA (Colorado Children’s Book Award) Nominee Wings Of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland.
The main character, Clay (the MudWing dragonet), and his friends (or really prophecy partners) have been living under a mountain with three mean guardians. The guardians are supposedly training them to stop the war between the three SandWing princesses who are fighting for the throne. Not everyone wants to stay where they are, though.
Many of the other dragonets there want to escape, and do it now. Clay’s friend, Tsunami (the SeaWing dragonet) hatches a plan to get out through the river that runs through their underground cave. Their mission is successful, but soon they find that all of the dragonets and their trainers are captured by Queen Scarlet of the SkyWings.
This book is the first in a series called Wings of Fire, and two other books of the series have also been released.
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy is one of ten novels nominated for the CCBA (Colorado Children’s Book Award). This award is given to a novel and a picture book every year by the CCIRA (Colorado Council International Reading Association). The award is only given in Colorado, and is a big honor. Students from Colorado can go to their library and vote for their favorites.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone with a love of dragons and fantasy. I would recommend it also to kids 8-12, but any person that reads this level would be sure to love it, as it has no scary parts. I have not read the next books in the series, but I really want to.