The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, #1)
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The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1)

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The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enliste...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press
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Meg
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
OR
Abused Dragon Children Muddle Around in Politics

I had forgotten how much I love this kind of young adult literature. All of the classic cliches are alive and well(a needlessly complex fantasy world where a team of kids destined with prophecy and imbued with special powers all their own take on the whole adult world!). And yet it works, because its done with such sincerity, played straight and with enough heart that the cliche doesn't grate, but instead remin...more
Firestar
Wings of Fire A Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland is a good book, I would have to give it 5 stars for all of the excellent detail. I liked this book because I am always searching for stories with just animals (or dragons in this case) and no humans involved in the book. This book is best for fantasy adventure lovers like myself who enjoy a good fantasy adventure. I also loved the author she helps write Seekers in the Erin Hunter Team, so that is why this book captivated my attention. I love...more
Beth
You've been raised, along with 4 other dragonets, your whole life. It is the only thing you've ever known. Your keepers are not your parents, but other, more gruff dragons - they teach you to fight and that someday you will have a destiny to fulfill as part of a prophecy. You never see the sky, and your keepers are harsh - and sometimes even cruel. After learning that one of you is considered less-than-worthy for the prophecy and is to be killed, you band together with the other four dragonets -...more
Julia
My 9 year old grandson and I are reading this series together, and I just finished this first one. He LOVES dragons, so I was a bit worried when I read the prologue and learned the series deals with wars among the dragons! However, as soon as I met Clay, the Mudwing, I knew why he is enjoying this series so much.

A prophecy has said that five dragonets will save the world from this war, so their protectors, the Talons of Peace, begin to gather the eggs. The dragon descriptions at the start of the...more
Devon Clark
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Kelly
(3.5 stars) The Dragonet Prophecy is the first in the new series WINGS OF FIRE, by Tui T. Sutherland. It’s set in a world where dragons are the dominant species; humans are present but are called “scavengers” and seen as an occasionally dangerous nuisance. The prophecy concerns five young dragons who, it is foretold, will end a long and ruinous war. The five are hidden away and raised by a small rebel underground.

Sutherland quickly takes this plot in a couple of unexpected directions that hooked...more
April
I won’t even pretend that I didn’t immediately add The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland to my TBR pile because of the raging dragon on the cover. OH MY GOODNESS YOU GUYS I WILL FOREVER AND ALWAYS READ BOOKS WITH DRAGONS ON THE COVER. Surprisingly, I actually really enjoyed the first book of the Wings Of Fire series. I’m surprised because typically I prefer books with human characters, romance, and aimed at an older age level. However, The Dragonet Prophecy is a fast paced middle grade book...more
Dakota
This book first caught my attention when I was at a Barnes and Nobles and the series had it's own pretty display. The covers have gorgeous art work that caught my eye and I picked it up. It's a series aimed for, what I estimate, 4th to 8th graders. But the synopsis sounded good and the art irresistible, with an overwhelmingly popular response on Goodreads. And holy hell, batman, was this a phenomenal purchase.

These series truly surprised me. I expected something more childish, but while it's wri...more
Elizabeth
I want to give this another star just because my kiddo loves it SO MUCH and it's really gotten him on board with reading longer books. But it's definitely a kids' story, and I love it less than he does.

The premise of the novels is that five "dragonets of destiny" have to save their kingdom from the war it's been embroiled in for the past twenty years. They're kids who have been raised in a cave underground, so they don't know anything about what the war is, why they should care, or how to stop i...more
Beth
Wow!!! I'll admit that I am a superfan of dragon books, so I knew I'd probably like this book, but I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it!!! My son purchased it from a bookfair and told me that it was really good, so I started to read it. I purchased it and the next in the series for my KindleFire so that we could share it at our house. Well, I began reading and read into the middle of the night. Then my KindleFire needed to be charged, so I plugged it in for an hour and finished the b...more
Jess
The perfect thing to hand to young fans of animal fantasy (but a little too cliched for this reader who prefers more nuanced characters and clever world-building and who, honestly, would be perfectly happy if animal fantasy weren't a sub-genre). A prophecy calls for five dragons to save the world from a war that's pitting dragon against dragon. There are several kingdoms of dragons, distinguished by their environment. Five dragons have been raised in isolation to keep them safe (although if the...more
Barbara
Although the shift from the prologue to the book felt a bit jarring with creatures I barely knew dying, things improved once I got into the rythm of the story. Each of the five dragonets seemed quite different with some not coming into their gifts until late in the book. Clay, the one on whom this title focused, sometimes seemed rather clueless or naive. I liked the idea of these young dragons being the ones expected to end the war. There is much fighting, dying, and beautiful descriptions of in...more
Jenna
It was interesting but slow in paces. The book also felt rather violent for a children's book due to its depictions of the dragon war and the grisly amount of damage that dragons can do to each other. I only read the first book in the Hunters and Seeker series, so perhaps it got worse but... speaking of bits of dragon bone and scales being melted seems rather graphic. Clay as a protagonist could have been more interesting and I wonder if the point of view will switch for the next book. Also, the...more
Jacob
This book is set in a world of dragons. 7 tribes reside on a island where a war has been raging for almost 20 years. 5 dragonets are being raised under a mountain. They are part of a important prophecy that says they will end that war. However, they have their own ideas of how they are going to stop the war...

This is a very good book. I loved it. Fast paced and exciting, I think this is perfect for action and fantasy lovers. However, it is a little gory and violent. There are unique characters w...more
Sheila Nielson
Three stars is for adult audiences. For kids I would rate this a five star. It has everything kids love in a book. Great for reluctant readers.
Korra
I thought this book was totally awesome!

I wrote my reviews for the second and third book of this series before the first, so I've repeated this so many times, but the things I like was that the dragons remained the star characters of this book, and that human characters did not start to seep in as the main protagonists.
In other book series I've read about dragons, such as the Last Dragon Chronicles, I found that at the start of the book, dragons were the main characters, but after the third bo...more
Shannon
This is the first of a very good kids/YA series that deals with the issues, 'who am I; where do I come from; where do I belong' in the context of civil war between about 7 different types of dragon. Prophesy has it that representatives of 5 groups will end the war, resulting in a group working to stop the war stealing an egg from each of those groups, then raising the dragonets in hidden caves, with only their trainers and each other for company. In the first book, told from Clay's (he's a Mudwi...more
Rinro
Mar 06, 2014 Rinro rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves dragons
The Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy is a tale set in its own world called Pyrrhia where dragons rule and humans are almost nonexistent. The story is centered around five dragonets; Clay, Tsunami, Sunny,Glory, and Starflight are raised in secret, under the mountain, by gruff and even cruel caretakers for the soul purpose that one day they will fulfill a prophecy and bring peace to the world. However these dragons aren't the most valiant, or strong, or wise; so how can they achieve the seemin...more
Nicole
Dragons! I absolutely love dragons! Therefore I am more than a little biased in this review. The fact the book is about dragons ups the book automatically by one star...

The Dragonet Prophecy follows the adventures of 5 young, but very different, dragons destined to save the world. (Typical overused plot, but as it is a children's book I'll let it slide) What really makes this special is the amount of detail in creating different types of dragons. There are sand dragons, mudwings, night wings, s...more
First Second Books
This series about kid dragons having adventures is pretty much everything that you want in a series about kid dragons having adventures. Blood! Excitement! Death! Friendship! Betrayal! Telepathy! Long-lost siblings! Long-lost queens! Intrigue!

I could go on with twenty or thirty more exclamation marks about other things this series contains, but I’ll spare you to just say: if you’re looking for a middle-grade series about dragon adventure, this is the one to check out.
Amber
Although I'm quite sure I'm well above this books target age range (I'm in my mid 20's) I still greatly enjoyed it and I wish there was a book series like this around when I was a kid.

This is a good book for all dragon lovers and was nicely done. The world building isn't focused on too much, instead putting more time into the characters. For now each of them is pretty much what they appear to be. Aggressive, quiet, cheerful, protective, underestimated, etc. Although I did like seeing how Clay pr...more
Marlana
I have to start off by saying I love Sutherland. Always have, always will. She's a brilliant author and the plot of The Dragonet Prophecy is fast paced, creative, and has unexpected plot twists. The writing, the plot, and the characters are all superb. None of those things are my problem with this book.

My problem with The Dragonet Prophecy is the amount of violence in the book. It is very, very graphic even more so than the Warrior series. I found the amount of violence and the graphic descripti...more
Ellen
When my student introduced me to this series, I wasn't so sure I'd like it. After all, I never did get into the Anne McCaffrey Dragonrider series back in the day. This was different though. Sutherland's Wings of Fire happens in a world exclusive to the dragons. Humans are present, but thought of as little more than another food option for our main characters.

The Dragonet Prophecy sets us down in Pyrrhia, a dragon world torn apart by civil war for years. Three sisters battle for the right to rule...more
Akshay Venkat
I thought this was an outstanding book about a fantasy world ruled by dragons with amazing powers and a prophecy that will change the world. This book was so well written that I couldn't put it down. This book has a lot of adventure and some of the parts made me feel really sick when some of the dragons died, but the fights are really cool and epic. I gave this book 5stars because it was a very good book and was very well written.
Queen
Raymend read this whole series before I did. He desperately wanted to tell me what's going to happen with Sunny but he respects the frustration of spoilers.

I was intrigued with the plot. I appreciate how the prophecy isn't perfect, complete with rainwings and broken eggs and less than ideal guardians. By the last third of the book, I was "into" it and more motivated to embrace this fantasy world.

I really enjoy the point-of-view because you get to the heart of the mudwing character. You discover...more
Jennifer Margulis
My 10-year-old son and I read this book together. At first I wasn't sure if I would like it. But we both ended up thinking it was really good. There are some interesting and unexpected twists in the book that kept us eager to read more. Clay, an insecure and likable MudWing dragonet, has lived his whole life with his friends under a mountain. He is one of the five dragonets of destiny who are supposed to stop the dragon wars. As Clay bumbles along trying to find his inner monster (he actually ha...more
Ksomeji8
Summary (*SPOILER ALERT*):

Clay and his friends Tsunami, Sunny, Starflight and Glory are the 5 dragonets of destiny who are destined to stop the war between all the dragons in Pyrrhia. But upon escaping from their secret cave that kept the dragonets safe for 6 years, enemy SkyWing dragons find their secret base and capture the dragonets. So the 5 dragonets are held as prisoners in the SkyWing Kingdom, where they are forced to fight other dragons in an arena to kill or to be killed. Then Clay find...more
Greenlee
Love it! If u like dragons, adventure, action, and drama this is the book for you! PLZ read! Great book. You can imagine what's happening
Because there is so much detail! Good wording
And language that it will make u gasp in shock and say " what's going to happen!?"
Joanne
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Rhonda/Tristan
I liked this book becauase it is acion packed with dragons fighting other dragons and a lot of great seans and how working together is important.I'd say it's a great book for 3-6 grade.And I recomand that you read them in order or you will be lost.
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Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Tui? What kind of name is that? Is it short for something?

Nope. Among the many great things to come out of New Zealand (the Lord of the Rings movies, cats that paint, my mom) is a bird called the tui—not as well known as the kiwi, but a heck of a lot noisier!

I was born July 31 (same birthday as Harry Potter!) in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived in Asuncion, Paraguay...more
More about Tui T. Sutherland...
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“When the war has lasted twenty years...
the dragonets will come.
When the land is soaked in blood and tears...
the dragonets will come.

Find the SeaWing egg of deepest blue.
Wings of night shall come to you.
The largest egg in mountain high
will give to you the wings of sky.
For wings of earth, search through the mud
for an egg the color of dragon blood.
And hidden alone from the rival queens,
the SandWing egg awaits unseen.

Of three queens who blister and blaze and burn,
two shall die and one shall learn
if she bows to a fate that is stronger and higher,
she'll have the power of wings of fire.

Five eggs to hatch on brightest night,
five dragons born to end the fight.
Darkness will rise to bring the light.
The dragonets are coming....”
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“before she could scream. Kestrel clutched at the blood pouring from her neck and staggered back, pummeled by the wind. Blister took another step and stabbed Kestrel in the heart with her poisonous tail. The SkyWing collapsed to the rocks, thrashing in agony. Her mouth opened to scream curses or breathe fire at her murderers, but only dark red blood bubbled out.” 0 likes
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