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The Brightest Night (Wings of Fire #5)

4.63  ·  Rating Details ·  4,082 Ratings  ·  233 Reviews
The dragonets struggle to fulfill the prophecy and -- somehow -- end the war in this thrilling new installment of the bestselling WINGS OF FIRE series!

It all comes down to this: The Dragonets of Destiny must finally bring the epic war to an end, reconcile the seven tribes, and choose the next queen of Pyrrhia... and make it out alive.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Scholastic Press
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Feb 05, 2015 D.B. rated it liked it
I read the 1st 5 Wings of Fire books with my 9 yo son. This one was my least favorite - it felt like the author either couldn't relate to the narrator or was ready to move on from this part of the story. Ideally, this one would have ended the series.

These books are intense. If the characters were people, the political intrigue and treatment of POWs would mean it was not a children's book. But they are not people, they are dragons, so it works. These books are wonderfully thought-provoking aroun
Mar 27, 2015 Karissa rated it it was amazing

This is the fifth book in the Wings of Fire series and wraps up the main storyline of this series so far while starting a new one. It was an excellent continuation of this series. I really enjoyed it.

This book follows Sunny. Right off the bat Sunny is kidnapped by some NightWings, but she quickly escapes and ends up exploring the SandWing region and searching for her parents on her own. Sunny has many adventures and uncovers many secrets. In the end a new Queen for the SandWings will be chosen.
Jul 31, 2016 Sean rated it it was amazing
This was such a great conclusion to part 1 of this series! I love these characters and already miss them so much:(
Jennifer Margulis
Jan 08, 2015 Jennifer Margulis rated it really liked it
Told from Sunny's point of view, this fifth novel in the Wings of Fire series is full of revelations: Sunny finds out why she is so unusual looking, she learns the truth about the Nightwings and the prophesy, and she figures out a way to end the seemingly interminable war between the three Sandwing sisters, Blaze, Burn, and Blister.

My 11-year-old son and I read this book out loud together. We both liked seeing Sunny come into her own, think for herself, act courageously, and come up with her own
Nov 28, 2015 Connor rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, dragons
[4.5 Stars] I love this series a ton. This is the conclusion to what the first book started, but it is not the end. I think what brought this one down just a tad would be that we didn't get to see a lot of the 5 dragonets. We just stuck with Sunny on her solo adventures which were great, but I was hoping to have more time with all of them. Good thing there are future books!
Kitten Senpai
Mar 31, 2015 Kitten Senpai rated it it was amazing
Poor Sunny! Hope her friends accept her even more after this book and into Winter Turning
Julia Thorn
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Thorn rated it it was amazing
The fifth installment in the Wings of Fire series finally comes from the point of view of sunny, the dismembered sandwing dragonet who everyone treats like she is lesser than them, and always brushes her ideas off. In the final book of the series, the dragonets are still in the jungle with the rain wings and Glory, the new queen, trying to corral the newly placed nightwings, and trying to figure out a way to end the war, once and for all. But Sunny is kidnapped by two rogue nightwings and goes o ...more
I love Thorn. I'm so glad at least one of the dragonets had a worthwhile reunion. It's the perfect conclusion to the war. The amulet keeps the "blood" off of the dragonets' claws so they don't have to face hard choices with Burn, Blaze, and Blister. On the other hand, they are not unscathed by their efforts to bring peace, limping or blinded with battle scars forever. I wish the spectators had sung the prophecy while they watched at the stronghold. The "scavenger pets" are awesome, especially fr ...more
May 27, 2014 Aloha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

oh my gods. Best ending ever. Ever. Except maybe Percy Jackson. that was an awesome ending. Also the Fault in our Stars. Also Diverg-Okay, well, it's one of the best endings ever. But not just the ending. The entire book-the entire series-is AWESOMESAUCE!!! I cannot comprehend how good this book was. The. Best. Book. Ever. Kidding. Eight. The. Fultano stars. Oh my gosh I can't believe how good it was though. You should totally be if you thinking about leaving it, because it's
Aug 14, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was amazing
Sunny is devastated. Morrowseer, the NightWing who made the prophecy about the dragonets, has told them the whole prophecy is a lie. Her life was meant to be part of a desperate NightWing gamble to find a new home, not the glorious hope of ending the war that she and all dragonkind has believed. She doesn't really believe Morrowseer, but what else is there? If the prophecy is false, how else will this two-decade war ever end?

Sunny, in her own sweet way, is ready to stand up for herself. Her fai
Sep 11, 2016 Octavia rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
While the ending was quite epic, I felt slightly dissatisfied with this as a finale.

I was so pumped for this one. I wanted to get thrown into the action but we ended up waiting nearly a hundred pages before anything happened. I also felt like Sunny's narration could be a little flat at times, which surprised me since her character usually has so much personality.

Once Thorn and Peril came into the story, things started picking up. I really enjoyed both characters and found them interesting.

The en
Since each of the dragonets in the Wings of Fire series had a book devoted to them, I knew this one would be Sunny's turn to shine. Although the other dragons often are a little bit dismissive and treat her as their pet, she really comes into her own in this book. As she tries to stop the war that seems destined to rage among all the different dragon types, Sunny finds quite a few pleasant surprises and comes into her own even while trying to avoid hurting or killing anyone. By the end of the bo ...more
Dane Beasley
Jan 05, 2016 Dane Beasley rated it it was amazing
This book is the fifth installment of the Wings of Fire Series called The Brightest Night by Tui T. Sutherland. This book follows the theme of the other four books but this time follows Sunny. It shows how shes evolved as a character and you really get to see what shes thinking. I really like this because the others see has a someone who is very childish and sees everything positively almost to a fault. When you read this book you get to know Sunny even better and see that she is much more than ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Kristen rated it really liked it
A great end to the series (I know there are more, but this is really the end of the initial story arc). None of the follow-up books ever matched the level of the first for me--I just love Clay so much--but it was satisfying to finally get some answers for Sunny. The continuous addition of secondary characters makes things convoluted at times, but still a great little fantasy series.
Aug 25, 2014 Wes added it
Shelves: summer-reading
This book is about a Sandwing dragon named Sunny who needs to get back to her friends to end a two decade long war. I like this book because it has everything. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes constant action.
david w. rong
Sep 27, 2015 david w. rong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really like this book because it's fun to read and it's pretty awesome. I really really love this book.
Apr 29, 2015 Constantine rated it really liked it
Amazin book
Aug 07, 2014 Korra rated it it was amazing
My Review


I'm sure Wings of Fire fans will definitely NOT be disappointed!

After waiting in days of agony for this book, I put it on hold at our public library, and when it came I raced in, grabbed the book, and was prepared to spend the rest of the day reading. My brother, who also reads the series, kept incessantly insisting before the book came in that because I read the Dark Secret and all the other books in the series first, that it was his turn to read this one
Amariah Dixon
Oct 25, 2016 Amariah Dixon rated it it was amazing
Another awesome win for Tui Sutherland!!
Man! This series has certainly earned a place as one of my favorite book series ever! It's so human, packed with adventure and action, suspenseful, cute in some places, and just downright fun. I can relate to Sunny and her feelings in the way of how some dragons (even her friends) would oftentimes see her as simply a--yes--cute individual with fanciful thoughts. I understood her frustration. I really like her mom, Thorn, and Queen Blaze gained my approval
May 15, 2014 Charlotte rated it really liked it
I actually read all 5 books of this series: The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, and The Brightest Night at the request of my grandson, who discovered the first book of the series right before I arrived at his house at Christmas time, and he insisted that I just had to read them!!!

The books follow 7 species of dragons who are the most intelligent life form on the island of Pyrrhia, located on some planet other than Earth (It has 3 moons!) A life form known
Nov 03, 2016 Shelli rated it really liked it
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Jun 01, 2016 Lanie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Epic fantasy fans & people who love dragons
Amazing! A wonderful ending to tbe dragonets of desinty story arch. It wraps up the whole prophecy quite nicely while leaving just enough tension between the tribes to carry on with new characters and new adventures. (I love that bit at the end where they mention in passing the main character of the next novel.

Sunny is golden. :D seriously, the gal really comez into her own here. Up until now shes just sort of hovered being cute and sweet and to frinedly. But she comes a long way from that. Lea
I liked this book because the false prophecy was fulfilled. It all starts by three disloyal nightwings grabbing Sunny in the rainforest kingdom. Star flights half-sister Fierceteeth thought that she would be a better queen than Glory was, and plans to overthrow Glory so she could be Queen. But,Sunny escapes and finds herself following the three disloyal nightwings to the kingdom of the sand. Then to the scorpion den filled with outlaws. Sunny then is found and taken into the scorpion den for fre ...more
Sep 09, 2014 Megan rated it liked it
The Brightest Night is the fifth book in the Wings of Fire series. Having not read the first four books in the series, I was not entirely sure what was going on. I had a general sense, but some of the details eluded me. This book is told from the perspective of Sunny, the Sandwing dragon. Apparently, there was a prophecy mentioned in the beginning of the series, which Sunny learns to be untrue in the fourth books. Upon learning this, Sunny heads for a magic portal that will take her to the rain ...more
Katie Krivutza
Dec 16, 2014 Katie Krivutza rated it it was amazing
This book has a good message about not letting someone lay out your life for you, that you can choose your own path. Sunny and her friends are believed to be the chosen dragons of a prophecy and at first feel like they have to fulfill the prophecy. But, they find out the prophecy isn’t real and that they don’t have to follow the prophecy. Many of the dragons in the different tribes are looking forward to the prophecy being fulfilled. So, Sunny convinces her friends to follow the path of the prop ...more
Akshay Venkat
Jun 02, 2014 Akshay Venkat rated it it was amazing
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Apr 19, 2014 Brian rated it liked it
While it had too much "mind-talking" from Sunny for my liking...just get on with the action and stop explaining the importance of everything...the action that is there is well-plotted, and we finally get all of the dragonets back together. I think the first book is the best, as the dragonets work as an ensemble more in that book than in any of the others, but Sutherland's way of concluding this series is ingenious.
Parker Frost
May 17, 2016 Parker Frost rated it it was amazing
Do you enjoy being a female dragon who got herself kidnapped by a bunch of other dragons, threating to kill you and your friends? Well if you said yes, well you have a problem mate. This is the fifth book of the series. You are read as the Female dragnet of destiny, Sunny. You turned out to be half night wing and half sand wing. I'm not going to spoil it from here.
May 20, 2016 Pobes rated it it was amazing
Hybrid dragon exists. Now we know what Giorgio was talking about in Ancient Aliens. He was right all along. Those 7 seasons that aired aren't filled with theories, but the truth! DRAGONS ONCE RULED THE WORLD!
Abby Sledden
Oct 19, 2016 Abby Sledden rated it it was amazing
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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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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 Dark Secret (Wings of Fire, #4)
  • 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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“I order you not to die,” Tsunami said, grabbing his shoulder. “Clay, stop, STOP IT. Stop dying RIGHT NOW.” Her normally bossy voice was full of panic.” 32 likes
“Sunny, by all the moons, quit feeling sorry for dragons who want to abduct you and sell you off.” 24 likes
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