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The Dragonet Prophecy

(Wings of Fire #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  42,356 ratings  ·  3,014 reviews
A thrilling new series soars above the competition and redefines middle-grade fantasy fiction for a new generation!

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
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…moreI've read the whole series and loved all of it. it is my favorite series(less)
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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Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, fantasy
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
Nov 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
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
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
Reading with my niece and nephew is getting to be fun. This is one of the first series after Harry Potter that they are reading. Both of them love this series so far and they wanted me to read this to talk about with them and how could I say no. I think they are on book 4. They are reading a lot of stuff, mostly graphic novels and books like Dairy of a wimpy kid and other funny books, so I'm going to need to read those things to keep up with their book love. I started this in my reading slump an ...more
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
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
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
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.


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.
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
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites, 2020
"“We’ll be like the MudWings,” Clay said proudly. “We stick together. No matter what happens. We’re a team, and we look after one another."

representation: ummm the characters are dragons sooooo

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


THIS WAS SO AWESOME! I seriously want to just binge read the whole series!!! the mc clay was such a himbo... what a precious bean. 100% would protect.

trigger warnings: fantasy violence, murder, child abandonment,
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I can definitely see how this would be a crowd pleaser for many readers- it's got a very fun premise within conventional middle grade fantasy tropes (the chosen ones are DRAGONS and they are trying to help win a DRAGON WAR) and it's quite well executed. And when we found out about what big wings are? OMG, my heart melted for Clay. But this just didn't connect with me in a way that MG fantasies I love do... I think it was in part due to how violent the action is and how graphically that violence ...more
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
Shawn Mitten
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So, I am 27 years old. I have always loved fantasy stuff and this young girl I know from my church recommended this series to me. As a kid I loved scholastic books but as an adult I put off reading this series for months as I do enjoy more of an adult reading experience. So last month in Aug. 2019 I finally picked up the first book on Kindle and decided to give it a try. My only regret that is that I didn't start sooner. These books may be aimed at young adults/teenagers but they are very well w ...more
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
River ❤️
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was way better than I expected!
My friend begged me to read it for months and months and I finally did and it was definitely worth my time!
I love Peril,Glory, and Tsunami soooo much!
Devon Clark
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: term-2
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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
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
Asheley T.
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
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
Kayla Charisse
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.
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 :)
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
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
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute story about 5 sweet little dragons who we're told that they will end the dragon war and their trip in order to fulfill this destiny.
Filled with several adventures, new friendships and betrayals.... the story has it all... looking forward to reading more ^^
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. ...more
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
exactly what i wanted, a really fun dragon book.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would die for Clay of the Mudwings tbh
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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....”
“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?” 55 likes
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