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The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire #4)

4.51  ·  Rating Details ·  4,489 Ratings  ·  213 Reviews
The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends?

Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight doesn't have mindreading powers like his tribe, and he doesn't unders
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Scholastic Press
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Jul 28, 2016 Sean rated it it was amazing
My mind is blown. This series was taken to a whole new level. The big plot twist at the end was insane!!!
I'm continuing to enjoy this series about several young dragons who have been prophesied to end the war among all the different types of dragons in their realm. In this installment, Starflight finally meets his father in the land of the NightWings and realizes that they have very little in common. While he sorely misses his friends, especially Sunny, the insecure dragon finds some allies among a group of substitute dragonets and worries about the RainWings who have been kidnapped and upon whom e ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Izik rated it it was amazing
Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret by Tui T. Sutherland was great! There's finally a book coming from my favorite character's view in the whole series of Wings of Fire, Starflight. Every single chapter ended with a cliffhanger, which made my eyes glued to the book. The book had really challenging scenarios for the main character, which made me want to read more! This book really showed how hard it was for Starflight to understand his original tribe, the NightWings. Their methods of all the things th ...more
Jun 01, 2016 Lanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Epic fantasy fans who love dragons
Nope. Sorry. Can't review properly!

It's Fan girl time!

XDXDXDXD omg omg omg omg!that ending! Best one yet! :D :D :D :D

I freaking love these books! Each dragonent is just so wonderful! The cultures, the characters, the writing! This gal can write, let me tell you. Dialogue is top notch here, seriously. Some authors just can't to it. But she does. And she does it well. I can not wait for book five! Finally it'll be time for sweet little sunny to shine! How will the dragonet's of destiny ever get
Apr 15, 2015 Marshallmc rated it it was amazing
I read the 4th book in the wings of fire series "the dark secret" and i must admire tui t. Sutherlands work. this book is more story than combat based but also kind of relaxing, its good because it actually focuses on story not bloodshed, there is some fighting, and those are the parts that get you pumped up! the story line gets you intrigued and makes you want to see/read more to see what happens next. i will continue to read this series and i recommend to anyone who likes a good adventure.
It turns out what is necessary for me to ship romances is a BUNCH OF BAD STUFF HAPPENING. Cause whooo yikes bad stuff happens.

Mar 06, 2015 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Wings of Fire series. The sixth book in this series, Moon Rising, just released earlier in 2015. There are ten books total planned for this series. This was an excellent continuation of the Wings of Fire series. This series just keeps getting better and better. I really enjoyed this book a lot.

At the end of the third book, The Hidden Kingdom, Starflight had disappeared. In this book we find out where he went. Starflight ends up in the NightWing Kingdom and struggle
Dec 19, 2014 Queen rated it it was amazing
This tribe reminds me of people who turn to the "dark side" because of a traumatic event or a dysfunctional childhood. On the one hand, you are critical of their lies, manipulations, and evil intentions towards other dragons, especially the RainWings. On the other hand, you pity them and wonder if you would have made the same choices if you grew up half-starved and isolated on a volcanic island. The Queen should be respected for her tenacity within continuous threat. Morrowseer was a huge player ...more
Kitten Senpai
Mar 31, 2015 Kitten Senpai rated it it was amazing
Starflight got a clear character development in this book. He's awesome
Tyler Wiegmann
Sep 10, 2016 Tyler Wiegmann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Collin
Shelves: favorites, own, e-book
This book took me just under a month to read. But the past 3 days I read about 100 pages from it and finished it. This was another great installment to the Wings of Fire series. I really enjoyed how the story revolved around Starflight because he is my favorite character.
There wasn't really anything in this book that I just didn't like. Everything was very fast paced and interesting. The plot twists were CRAZY! Those of you who have read this book definitely know what I mean! There was some char
May 02, 2016 Octavia rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I will say that I most certainly enjoyed this more than The Hidden Kingdom, but I didn't feel it reached the first two, which I thought were great.

The start was once again very slow. It took quite a bit of time setting up. I thought The Night Kingdom would have been much action packed, but instead there was a lot of Starflight wandering around with Fatespeaker (who I found very annoying) and not taking matters into their own hands (claws?).

That being said, the slow start
Aug 12, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it
Starflight finally gets to meet his own tribe, the NightWings, but not at all in the circumstances he would've expected. They've kidnapped him and taken him to their secret kingdom. Now he's stuck trying to make sense of his own people, prove himself a real part of the prophecy, and help the trapped RainWings that the NightWings have captured for experiments. It's a lot to ask from a little know-it-all dragon who isn't very good at heroics . . .

This is my favorite book in the series so far. Star
Apr 30, 2015 Ryan#15 rated it it was amazing
Like all the dragonets of destiny starflight has always wanted to see his home but he’s also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight doesn't have mind reading powers like his tribe and he doesn't understand why they're so secretive. No one has ever even seen the NightWing queen.But now Starflight is the dragonets only hope he must find a way to negotiate with his fellow NightWings to free the RainWing dragons they've captured and perhaps end the war in Pyrrhia altogether. Starflight is ...more
Aug 13, 2015 Kristen rated it liked it
For someone who's not overly-fond of dragons, I really like this series. I have the same problems with this installment as I did with the second one--the focus is almost entirely on ONE of the dragonets and I miss the other group members throughout the book. Starflight was probably my least favorite of the dragons--throughout the first three books he was cowardly and whiny--but I enjoyed watching him grow in this book. I'm so excited for Sunny's story and to finish up the series in the next book ...more
Abby Sledden
Oct 04, 2016 Abby Sledden rated it it was amazing
I really liked be able to see from Starflight's point of view. Starflight has been my favorite character from the beginning even though he can be a little cowardly sometimes. But I really liked how we (as readers) got to know where the night wings live and what their lives are like, even though their lives aren't that great at all.
Daniel Bracken
Sep 01, 2015 Daniel Bracken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I thought for the most part it was good but other times I wish it would of given something exciting that lasted the whole book. Otherwise it was very detailed and interesting.
Aug 16, 2015 Laurane rated it it was amazing
These books have captured my soul.
Jan 16, 2016 Brookelyn rated it it was amazing
Sharon Rosenberg-Scholl
Nov 11, 2013 Sharon Rosenberg-Scholl rated it really liked it
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Nov 12, 2013 Lissywolf rated it it was amazing
Samantha Powell
Jan 10, 2017 Samantha Powell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kayla Karczewski
Jan 08, 2017 Kayla Karczewski rated it it was amazing
The book that I read was called "Wings of Fire, The Dark Secret" By Tui T. Sutherland. This book was a huge follow up to the last 3 books. It was mainly about one of the five main characters in the series named Starflight. Starflight was Abducted by the tribe of Nightwings from the Rainforest to their volcanic, black, And horrible wasteland territory. Starflight had no idea why he was taken away from his friends or how he even got here. But while he is here, He gets to learn more about the tribe ...more
Joni Graybill
Dec 12, 2016 Joni Graybill rated it it was amazing
This is such a great series - I recommend it to anyone who will listen who loves high fantasy and doesn't mind that the main characters aren't human. I keep calling it "Game of Thrones" only everyone is a dragon and that continues to be apt. I'm particularly impressed with Sutherland's talent at giving each of her dragonets such a clear, distinct voices.

The series is structured in such a way that each book centers around a different dragon at the defining point in their young lives and it's int
Oct 23, 2016 KeylimeShy rated it it was amazing
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Aaron Toponce
Dec 06, 2016 Aaron Toponce rated it really liked it
Ah, there we go. The first book in the series to break out of her formula. First, this story was darker both literally, in that the NightWings have black scales, live on a volcano, under a gloomy night sky; but the book is also darker figuratively, in that there are very real depressing pieces of the story. In fact, I'm half-tempted to think that this book probably should be read by a more mature audience than who Tui is targeting.

However, Tui stepped out of her formulaic comfort zone, took some
Breanna Johnson
The book I read is Wings of Fire The Dark Secret by Tui T. Sutherland. This book was tooled though Starflight point of view. We find out a lot of secrets. As well as go to the Nightwings home.

In my opinion Nightflights point of view was amazing. I liked to read how his thoughts. I also like in each book, which is based on a sentence character, the characters personality grows.

I would recommend this book to people that read the Warriors series and Spirit Animals. The reason I recommend Spirit A
Dec 21, 2016 Kinsey rated it it was amazing
Another thrilling story in this series. This book is told from Starflight's perspective as he finally meets his tribe and his father, but the NightWings have desperate and deadly secrets. Starflight has to decide if his loyalties lie with his tribe or his dragonet friends, and how to save them all. I was on the edge of my seat as I read and loved the suspense and thrills in this book as the danger and stakes escalate even more. The secrets revealed took my by complete surprise, and I'm clamoring ...more
Miguel Padilla
Dec 18, 2016 Miguel Padilla rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. Starflight was kidnapped by the Nightwings and woke up in their secret volcanic island. Their, he accidently the council that the Rainwings will attack them. He also discovered that the Nightwing queen is, Queen Battlewinner, is whereabouts are unknown not only to the other tribes, but also to the Nightwings themselves. Starflight makes new friends and new foes. Read this book to find out what will to Starflight on the Nightwing's volcanic island.
Kaelyn Grant
Dec 11, 2016 Kaelyn Grant rated it really liked it
The mysterious Night Wings- secretive, weirdly sick and awful. I'm very impressed with the authors abilities - each book is told from a different character's perspective and the personalities manage to stay true.
Nov 27, 2016 pdaniel867 rated it really liked it
This is amazing!! One of my favorite - if not, my favorite - book in the Wings of Fire series thus far...

Starflights POV was to die for (well, not really, but it was probably my favorite POV so far, next to Clay). I just really loved this book and I am SO excited to read the next installment!
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  • Broken Ground (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, #2)
  • The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw (The League of Princes, #3)
  • Nightmare of the Iguana (Dragonbreath, #8)
  • Of Sorcery and Snow (The Ever Afters #3)
  • Secrets of the Crown (The Familiars, #2)
  • Hunted (Spirit Animals, #2)
  • Time Trapped (Time Snatchers, #2)
  • Rise and Fall (Spirit Animals, #6)
  • Fire and Ice (Spirit Animals, #4)
  • The Empty City (Survivors, #1)
  • Wild Born (Spirit Animals, #1)
  • Danger! Wizard at Work! (Dragon Slayer's Academy, #11)
  • Sword Mountain (Swordbird, #2)
  • Blood Ties (Spirit Animals, #3)
  • The Rise of a Legend (Guardians of Ga'Hoole)
  • Darkbeast Rebellion (Darkbeast, #2)
  • The Crab (Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War 5)
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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Other Books in the Series

Wings of Fire (10 books)
  • The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, #1)
  • The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire, #2)
  • The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire, #3)
  • The Brightest Night (Wings of Fire, #5)
  • Moon Rising (Wings of Fire, #6)
  • Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, #7)
  • Escaping Peril (Wings of Fire, #8)
  • Talons of Power (Wings of Fire, #9)
  • Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire, Book 10)

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