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The Dragonet Prophecy

(Wings of Fire #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  30,438 ratings  ·  2,352 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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Blake I've read the whole series and loved all of it. it is my favorite series
BittersweetDreams That's funny. I think the covers look wonderful and vibrant. They may not be realistic enough but they give enough insight as to what's inside the boo…moreThat's funny. I think the covers look wonderful and vibrant. They may not be realistic enough but they give enough insight as to what's inside the book. But that's just my opinion, anyway.

Besides that, the characters are quite diverse and likable. The Dragonets of Destiny, the protagonists of the first series, act rude and rebellious to their "caretakers", the Talons of Peace, who, contrary to their name, quite dislike the dragonets of destiny and at one point end up chaining Tsunami the SeaWing and make plans to kill Glory the RainWing as the original prophecy didn't call for a RainWing.

But it's only Glory and Tsunami who act rude and rebellious to the Talons. Sunny the SandWing, Clay the MudWing (the protagonist of The Dragonet Prophecy), and Starflight the NightWing don't really appreciate the fact that they were raised under a mountain by the Talons for the first six years of their life (an equivalent to about seventeen years in human years since dragons age faster), but they don't openly complain about the Talons. Sunny and Clay are the optimists of the group and are trying to keep the peace, so they don't complain and try to see the bright side of things, while Starflight is the stereotypical "nerdy coward" who is too afraid to put any input to anything.

The prophecy isn't a "plot device" per say. The first series does revolve around it, but it's not the only thing used to drive the plot forward. I'd add more to my argument but then I'd be spoiling the books.

I personally think the Wings of Fire series is very well worth reading, and is even better than the Warriors series. The plot is diverse and really makes it feel as if you are right with the characters, watching everything happen. But if you don't like it that's okay, as everyone has opinions. Read the prologue first. If you don't like it so far, then you probably won't like the rest of the book, but if you find some interest, then continue reading. :)(less)

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Julia
Dec 03, 2013 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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Meg
Nov 09, 2012 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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Ryan
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star, middle-grade
“When the war has lasted twenty years...
the dragonets will come.
When the land is soaked in blood and tears...
the dragonets will come."


I completely forgot that I read this series. Granted it was a while ago, so I'm fuzzy on a lot of the details, and I don't remember everything that happened. I do recall that it was fairly graphic for a middle grade, and was very descriptive in the death scenes: "(She) clutched at the blood pouring from her neck and staggered back, pummeled by the wind...(S
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Beth
Nov 24, 2012 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 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
Firestar
May 20, 2013 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
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
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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Connor
Apr 05, 2014 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
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
Reasons for 5 stars:

- All the characters are dragons! The dragonets remind me of teenagers.
- I love the artwork on the cover!
-Recommend this book to dragons lovers and fantasy lovers.
-It is a young adult book. I will be reading the rest of the series. Probably reread this one.


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Whoops-Edit done on 12-18-19 at 6:12 pm
-Most of the characters are dragons.
-Dragonets are dragons. They are different (one reason) from other dragons because they are part of a prophecy.
Beth
Jan 27, 2013 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
seak
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, 2019
I'm actually pretty surprised and impressed with this book. My 9-year-old's been obsessed with the series and actually just started the final book currently out yesterday (and is already halfway cause he actually reads and doesn't get distracted by everything in the world). Of course, he's recommended the series to me and what is a dad to do but read.

Luckily I found this on my OverDrive library app so it was just a matter of waiting.

I really enjoyed this fun book that was completely from the dra
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Art3mis
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a book but before you see this review it does contain spoilers so be careful.... WOW this book grabbed right on to me I could not believe it when I got past part 1 let’s catch you up... Clay, a mudwing is one of the dragonets of destiny and there guardians who are supposed to keep them safe trap them in a cave where the dragons dream of escape... when a nightwing comes he wants to kill one of the dragons and the dragons need to escape... Clay and his seawing friend Tsunami escape but co ...more
Kelly
May 31, 2012 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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Asheley
I picked this book up at the (near-constant) urging of my kids - this is their favorite series. I completely enjoyed getting lost in this book although I have to admit that the first was a little slow-going for me because there are quite a few dragon-characters to learn. Once I figured out everything, I was fully invested and it was pretty riveting.

This world is fun: mostly dragons with a few humans scattered here and there. There is a war going on for leadership. The main characters are five d
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Devon Clark
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: term-2
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Chelsea
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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April
Oct 08, 2012 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
Bookishrealm
Update! Here’s my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot....


This was a pretty interesting book. I thought it was a bit dark and gore filled for a children's book but as an adult I really enjoyed it. What was really interesting to me was the use of dragons as the main characters instead of humans. I often have trouble visualizing animals as the main characters of stories. The different types of dragons were amazing, yet I did have to take notes because I was constantly getting confused
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Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
Mar 22, 2016 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.
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Audrey (Ravenstar)
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
all my friends told me to read it so i did. it's pretty good but i like warriors better.
Amber
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
exactly what i wanted, a really fun dragon book.
Angie
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book. My cousin who is 11 told me all about this book and loaned it to me so I read it to not disappoint her. I'm really glad I did. I think the series is like Percy Jackson. So the first series is 5 books, then the second series 5 books, and the third 5 books. I think the series is up to 12 books as of now. I'll for sure read the first 5 books. It's well written and quite interesting. I love all the different types of dragons and the mention of humans. It's been a while since I've ...more
Kian.R
Aug 03, 2016 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 :)
Erin 신애린 Shin
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a awesome book!
Laura McLoughlin
Not a bad start to a middle grade fantasy series. The world building is very good and my almost 8 year old really enjoyed it.
Samantha Jean
I started listening to this with my girls because we needed an audio book for a few upcoming trips and because my oldest was reading it.

This book is a bit more gruesome than I expected it to be, I know in my library it is considered YA (5th-8th grade readers) and I let my daughter check out books from that section frequently. I would not recommend this for kids younger than that honestly. There is a lot of death in this book, right at the very beginning even. The dragons are all embroiled in th
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Elijah
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
devoured this when i read it like 2-3 years ago
Jasnoor_E1
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had to put this book down because to me, it wasn't going anywhere but what I didn't know was that if I had read a few more pages, things would've started to get interesting. Since I didn't have a book to read, I started reading this book again and I couldn't put it down. And I finally finished this book.

I would give this book 4 stars because the first half is quite slow since most of the time, the characters were in the same setting and you really couldn't tell where the characters had come f
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Jenna
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s, fantasy
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
Lou Anders
Jan 24, 2016 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
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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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“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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“And what if they win?” Burn demanded. “They won’t,” Scarlet said. “But of course killing them ourselves is a solid backup plan.” “Excuse me,” Tsunami interrupted. “You know we’re right over here, right? Don’t you want to hatch your evil plans somewhere more secretive?” 46 likes
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