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The Hidden Kingdom

(Wings of Fire #3)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  13,325 ratings  ·  681 reviews
The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues!

Deep in the rain forest, danger awaits...

Glory knows the dragon world is wrong about her tribe. After all, she isn't "as lazy as a RainWing" -- she isn't lazy at all! Maybe she wasn't meant to be one of the dragonets of destiny, as the older dragons constantly remind her, but Glory is sharp and her venom is deadly... except, of course, no
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Scholastic Press
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Darby They weren't exactly lazy. The RainWings were complacent. They had nothing to fear, so they lived peacefully and restfully.

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Lindsey Rey
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, favorites, fantasy
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series of all time! Sooooo good!
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
And yet another gem of an addition to this awesome series! Can I just say wow! I love how every dragon has it's own unique personality. To me the characters seem well developed. Yes, I realize this is a middle grade book but let me say if me, a teenager, can really enjoy this book (and for that matter all the books in this series) then the series is definitely worth reading! I say it doesn't matter all that much if a book is in the YA section or the juvenile section in the library as long as ...more
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even though the book started off slow, by the end I was enthralled. Considering I didn't even like Glory in the first two books, I'm so happy I grew to care about her in this one.
Allison Tebo
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, own

I know what you’re thinking: “Hey, these are dragons – not dinosaurs.”

*bonks you on the head* Don’t be silly! Where do you think dragon stories come from? Dragons are basically like dinosaurs so – shush! Pay attention!

Even the group dynamic reminds me of The Land Before Time team, with certain dragons bearing a marked resemblance to my beloved Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, and Ducky.

Anything that reminds me of The Land before Time is
Glory has grown on me. I didn't see her compassion until we caught a glimpse of her inner thoughts. Although she's judgmental and lacks trust in others, she also allows herself to give them a chance and focus on the positive traits of her new friends and family. I love how she becomes a queen parallel to Tsunami and they gain respect for one another.

Sunny is starting to show signs of her independence, too. The lemurs sound adorable. Glory's ability is camouflage like Ice Wings is a gift of
Melvin Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Though it stumbles near the end, this novel delivers on the fast-paced fun, action and wonder that characterizes the series.

The dragonets are heading to find Glory's home, the rainforest, and she's sure there's more to her tribe than being lazy, as they are often labeled. When they get there, the find the RainWings are a peaceful and good tribe, so good they're being careless and lazy, while a mysterious monster is dissappearing RainWing dragons.

Though many readers didn't like Glory that much, I
Devon Clark
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: term-3
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Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one was much more exciting and fleshed-out than the second in the series--nearly back to the excellence of the first. I'm still disappointed that some of the dragonets aren't as featured (I LOVE CLAY!), but they had bigger parts in this one (in other words, they weren't just held prisoner nearly the whole book like the last one). I enjoyed getting to know Glory and watching her become a happier dragon, even when her tribe wasn't quite what she was expecting. I'm interested to read ...more
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’ll try to keep this review short since I’ve already praised the previous two books to the high heavens and back. The third installment of this series is just as fabulous as the previous two and I loved it best thus far because of Glory’s sassy personality and growth as the story progresses. These books are continually amazing because each dragonet has such a unique and distinctive voice that each book, while having a similar writing style, seems completely different based on which dragon is ...more
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
Wings of Fire is turning out to be one of my favorite middle grade series, right up there with Percy Jackson and Gregor the Overlander. This third installment expanded the world in surprising directions, and I absolutely LOVED Glory's character development in this book. With two books to go, I really have no clue how this series will end and I love that so much. Highly recommend this series if you love middle grade and fantasy and DRAGONS!

Side note: I really have a strong urge to play Spyro
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My 11 year old son loves these books. We listen to a book on our daily school runs, but he was so keen to know what was going to happen in this one that he borrowed a copy from the library to read during his lunch breaks. That definitely warrants 5 stars!
Lynn La Bar
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Part 3 was like insane. I never saw Glory with all that emotion! she is my all time fav. so may twist but in a good way!!!!
Kerry W
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is so great I can't wait to start the next one.
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-epicness
Omg I love this series but I still can't believe tsunamis mom completely dumped her
That's just cold.
Sphinx Feathers
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, yes
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Kitten Senpai
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Her view was awesome, and *spoiler alert* her relationship with Deathbringer was adorable.
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was sooooooo good! I really enjoyed Glory’s perspective and I have so much more respect for her as a character. She definitely handled situations better than I expected and I was so proud of her for learning to rely more on her friends than attempting to do everything by herself (this definitely reminds me of myself). I was also surprised by a lot of the plot twists especially learning more about the Nightwings and their possible roll in the wars that are occurring. There were also more ...more
Glory Rain
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book and the whole series, was absoLutely amazing, maybE it is mOre of a kIds book, but with the whole one book and a character for each, and how you could see into their minds, it was very Fascinating. With each book YOU got to know eAch chaRactER bEtter, and see their point of view of the whole plot. OkAy that was on the whole series, now for the book. i loved glory's sarcastic and lively personality, anD that Itself really iNcreased the joy of readinG THIS book. glory really valued ...more
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is for young readers, but it will appeal to boys and girls alike.
Samantha Jean
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
These books are engaging, have plenty of twists and turns, and are really enjoyable. I highly recommend these books for parent/older kiddo readers because you can read them separately or together and still get a lot out of the experience. I like all of the dragons more, and I am enjoying getting to know the new players that keep getting added. I am curious to see how the story plays out, but this is a hella long series. It may be a while. Until then, I'm thankful they're such interesting books ...more
Jackson Berg
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The names are even weirder in this one but Tamarind and Kinkajou are friendship goals, love those kids
Hannah Wall
Again review coming soon
Dec 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this one, but it just didn't interest me as much as the other two.

What I liked about the first two was that they were action packed and sucked you right into the story. I was expecting the same from the Hidden Kingdom, but it was really more of a slow build, when I wanted more of the high stakes that I'd felt in the predecessors.

Glory's narrative just didn't work for me. She comes off as very woe-is-me and whiny. I understand, but I just don't like when my main
I started out being somewhat disinterested in the Wings of Fire series, but as I move through the titles, I'm enjoying them more. The dragonets of destiny are more fleshed out, and I am learning more about each one from each book. This title follows Glory as she and her dragon friends explore the place of her birth, the RainWing kingdom. But although Glory is delighted to learn more about the colors the dragons display, she is also disappointed to find that most of these dragons prefer to eat ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is the 3rd book in the wings of fire trilogy that follows the adventures of young dragons around the land of Phirriah. This particular book is in the point of view of Glory, a rainwing and the odd one out in the prophesy. When everything about her tribe is different to what she expected, she has to change herself to fit in and to uncover the mysteries about to unfold. I think this book is way better than lost princess and almost as good as the dragonets prophecy, which in my view was ...more
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book in the series as it sort of set off the mood of the next book too. The writing style improved immensely and I felt much closer to Glory's character . I was really looking forward to the book with her POV and it didn't disappoint. I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of dragons from the third book onward it becomes amazing!
Parker Frost
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok this is my third review on this series and I just got to say, this is an amazing book. Like i said in my last review, full of action, drama, and blood, lots of blood. In this book you read as the dragonet, Glory. As she and her friends look for the Rainforest, hearing rumors of screams and a monster who roams around the rainforest. Who will the dragonets choose, and will their choice be good.
Susan Wojtas
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely the best one so far! Maybe I'm a little biased because Glory is my favorite dragonet and this one was centered on her, but really, it's the best one so far. I'm glad I agreed to read these after my daughter suggested them. So good!
Woah that was a lot more overarching plot than I was expecting. But I'm okay with it. And worried. My murder babies stay safe.

It set up some things re: romance that could be really dicey, and a lot will depend on how it pans out in the next two books. I side eye you, Glory and REDACTED.
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