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The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  7,306 Ratings  ·  820 Reviews
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
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press
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Meg
Nov 09, 2012 Meg rated it liked it
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
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Julia
Jan 05, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, children
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
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Firestar
May 20, 2013 Firestar rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 24, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
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
Heidi
Aug 18, 2014 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Let me say right up front that I have not read this book, nor do I plan to. BUT. I have a nine-year-old son with a very high reading level who, until this book, only voluntarily read comics and graphic novels. He reads what's assigned for school, but any chapter book I've tried to get him interested in, any length, any genre, has been abandoned within a chapter or two. Until Wings of Fire. It was recommended to my son by his best friend, so maybe that helped, but once he picked up this book he w ...more
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
Apr 13, 2014 Dakota★Magic in Every Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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Beth
Apr 27, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
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
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
May 21, 2016 Kayla (BOOKadoodles) rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
(4.5 stars)

Dragon tribes at war with one another, surprising twists, fun world-building, unique characters, strong friendships, & a prophecy to save the world.---Yeah, this series is definitely going to be a favorite.
Devon Clark
Feb 24, 2014 Devon Clark rated it it was amazing
Shelves: term-2
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Kelly
Aug 31, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
(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
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Octavia
Jun 01, 2016 Octavia rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
What a wonderfully entertaining book!

It's hard to review this without comparing it to Warriors. Tui is an Erin, so the writing style of her books is very similar to that of Warriors.

I felt like this was Warriors slightly more complex, edgier cousin. Tui did a great job taking a simple middle grade book formula (group of kids find out they're part of prophecy in which they save the world) and twisted it into a very intriguing and original story.

I loved the violence in this. I'm not evil or anythi
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Kate
Apr 06, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
I felt bad for not liking this as much as I should because my little sister thinks this is the bomb.

But then I remember that my little is 12, easily amused, and has a strangely obsessive interest towards dragons. So it should have been easy to predict that she would totally enjoy something like this.

I, however, just been in denial that I'm probably too old to truly appreciate something like this.

As far as this book is concerned, it presents a pretty basic and predictable premise. 5 dragonets are
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Lori
Wow! I was not expecting to get so pulled into this book. It is my 9 year old's favorite series and he's been begging me to read it for a while now so I finally did and I was definitely impressed. While the set up isn't too original and the writing won't blow you away, the characters and non-stop action will keep you turning the pages. I would definitely recommend this to younger (and older!) readers with one important note: there is a lot of killing and violence in this book. I was surprised at ...more
Connor
Jan 05, 2016 Connor rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, dragons
I'm actually having a hard time rating this one. On one hand, the story is quite entertaining, fast paced with short chapters, and action driven. On the other though (keeping in mind this is a children's book) the book is waaay violent with loads of graphic killings and murders and war scenes as well as just things I wouldn't deem appropriate for young readers. I'm actually shocked my younger brother was allowed to read this at the age he was (9 or 10). The concept of the scavengers being humans ...more
April
Jan 12, 2013 April rated it really liked it
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
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.
Jess Owen
Apr 30, 2015 Jess Owen rated it really liked it
I wanted to give the book a solid three and a half stars.
Reading MG as an adult, I'm always wary of my opinion of children's books now that I have adult perspective, so I take that into account. I also read them as someone who writes for young people. So please consider that the first half of this review is more for adults like me who enjoy reading kidlit.

As a kid's book, this is a solid adventure, with interesting dragons who all have different special adaptations, skills, weaknesses and so on
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Elizabeth
Aug 15, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
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
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Jess
Dec 21, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
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
Maximus Rodriguez
Sep 19, 2016 Maximus Rodriguez rated it really liked it
So, we start off a large series with a mysterious prophecy created by the strange Nightwings, dragons that have the ability to see the future. A prophecy that states that a Nightwing, a Skywing, a Seawing,a Sandwing,and a Mudwing would be born when the three moons of Phyerria shone brightly in the sky. These dragonets would stop the deadly Sandwing Queen War. Just pick up this book and you will dive into the legendary world of Dragons.
Diletta
Jun 09, 2016 Diletta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Questa saga è una droga. No, non sono mai cresciuta.
Mi difenderò (ma neanche ci provo) dicendo che la Sutherland ha unito dinamiche fantasy (la guerra tra razze, luoghi ben localizzati su mappe, posti segreti nel cuore delle montagne), insieme ad eventi capace di tenere il lettore incollato alle pagine, grazie a un ritmo narrativo scandito da intrighi perfetti.
Bonus: cuccioli di drago. Finalmente un po' di giustizia. Solo Martin è riuscito a dare un'idea abbastanza "realistica" di cosa possa da
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Ksomeji8
Mar 10, 2014 Ksomeji8 rated it it was amazing
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
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Lou Anders
Feb 19, 2016 Lou Anders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wings of Fire series has been on my radar for sometime, but I only got to it recently. From watching Tui Sutherland interact with her fans at the Decatur Book Festival, I was under the impression that the series skewed toward the lower end of the middle reader spectrum (she packed a room with very young fans), so I was pleasantly surprised by the sophistication of the world building and, frankly, the harshness of some of what the dragonets face in their quest. This is still a very good child ...more
Jenna
Feb 06, 2013 Jenna rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
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
Kian
Aug 24, 2016 Kian rated it really liked it
Shelves: wings-of-fire
this book was great but all of the other ones were WAY better than this one!!! even though this one was the worst it was still pretty good. i recommend this book to anyone who likes the warriors series by Erin hunter because this author is ONE of the five people that are Erin hunter. Emerald out :)
InklopBunny
May 16, 2016 InklopBunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great take on various Fantasy tropes, not quite bordering on being a parody. It is most definitely a serious story or journey, with an appropriate amount of humour from both the characters' POV and the background narration.

Although dragon series are or were popular, at least in this series the dragons are dragons. Not humans in an animal's body.

What struck me the most is the author's creativity. In other similar books, the main character or characters' decisions would have been predi
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Liza
Sep 05, 2015 Liza rated it really liked it
Shelves: animal-fiction
It's been a while since the last time I have wrote up a review so let's change that and review this book!

So, upfront I will say I didn't know what to expect going in writing style-wise. I have read Tui's work before, in the Seeker series as well as the book she wrote for the Spirit Animal series. So I knew she could write but I didn't know how she would do with something that she created herself.

Safe to say, I quite enjoyed this book. :D

First off, I will say I love dragons. I have always loved
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Karissa
Jan 31, 2015 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Wings of Fire series. There are four more books in this series, and then another five book series planned that takes place after that series. My seven year old son is a huge fan of this series and has been asking me over and over to read it. Previously I have read the Menagerie series by Sutherland and really enjoyed that. The Wings of Fire series is a well written series that I think will appeal to the middle grade age range more than adults.

Clay is one of five dra
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Emmie
Aug 15, 2016 Emmie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf, dragons
This was fun. I was not expecting this. I thought this was going to be a book where there were humans and dragons living in the same world. As far as I now know there are no humans. The main characters are all dragons. It was an interesting story. This book seems like it is for younger readers, but there is a fair amount of fighting and death in it. The main characters were a bit annoying at times but not overly so. Also I love dragons so...
Alliyah
Dec 30, 2014 Alliyah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wings-of-fire
**Warning: This text may contain spoilers** This is about 5 dragonets from five different tribes, NightWing, SandWing, MudWing, SeaWing,and RainWing. Phyrhia is in a war and these five dragonets have a prophecy to stop it. They also have to choose a SandWing queen- Blister, Blaze or Burn. These five dragonets embark on journeys across Phyriha first to the MudWing kingdom (1st book), then to the SeaWing palace (2nd book), then to the RainWing kingdom (3rd book), then to the NightWing's hidden kin ...more
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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
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Wings of Fire (10 books)
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  • The Brightest Night (Wings of Fire, #5)
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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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“WHICH LEFT WAS THAT, USELESS?” Kestrel bellowed in his ear. “Are all MudWings this stupid? OR ARE YOU JUST DEAF?” Well, if you keep that up, I will be soon, Clay thought.” 14 likes
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