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Darkstalker

(Wings of Fire: Legends #1)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  3,424 ratings  ·  296 reviews
Three dragons. One unavoidable, unpredictable destiny. This is the beginning... of the end.

In the SeaWing kingdom, a young prince learns he is an animus -- capable of wonderful magic that comes with a terrible price.

In the mind of a NightWing dragonet, a thousand futures unfold -- and almost all of them, she knows, lead to disaster and destruction.

And under three full m
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Scholastic Press
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Taryn Yes it's awesome. It approaches the story from three POV's, Fathom's, Clearsight's, and of course DARKSTALKER'S! It is funny, sweet, and amazing all…moreYes it's awesome. It approaches the story from three POV's, Fathom's, Clearsight's, and of course DARKSTALKER'S! It is funny, sweet, and amazing all at the same time. Hope you love it as much as I did.(less)

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Lena
This book hurt me, physically. I don't think I've been able to muster up so much emotion ever since I hit puberty.

Where do I start?

Okay, well first. PAIN PAIN PAIN! There's just Clearsight and Darkstalker being adorable dorks and her wondering what's gonna happen and all the dark futures and I just cry everyday because from the main series, we know that Darkstalker's gonna turn evil and everything hurts when you see them happy and then there starting tension and then they don't see the signs of
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Laura Chandler
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This book was SPECTACULAR.

Let me preface this review by saying Wings of Fire has always been a kinda light snack of a book series for me. I love it, but I'd never gotten SUPER excited for new book until Escaping Peril (because, let's face it, we were ALL freaking out about finally getting a story from Peril's perspective).

But Darkstalker...oh boy, I was HYPED for this book. The life story of a complex character - one who has an important place in the lore of the series, a set of classic "It Co
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends #1) by Tui T. Sutherland may be made for teens or middle grade kids but I didn't think 'kid's book' at all while reading this book at all! I was fascinated by the dragons, the magic- seers, enchantments, and more, the plot, the mystery, the romance, the whole feel of it. I enjoyed it tremendously and I am 60! I read a lot of fantasy and this book is one of those books that any age can read and fall in love with. I got this from the library to try and loved it ...more
mills♥
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
De-press-ing. But also really good. This book destroyed me.
Vαɴιllα ●sometimes a dream is enough ●
Honestly Legends was way better than any of the mainstream WoF books, other than Moon Rising in my opinion. It was much deeper, much more tragic, and felt much less a children's book than others until the end- which I really appreciated.

I really recommend it, even for non-WoF people. This book is so thematic it's crazy- and I tried to read it not to look for them too. Ideas about if there is truly a good and evil side, grey morality, questions on heroes vs villains, the concept of time and the
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Sean
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

Wow, besides for a rough beginning and some pacing issues, I absolutely loved this book. The characters grew on me as the story progressed and it really got me in the mood to continue on with the original series. Highly recommend picking this one up if you are a fan of the Wings of Fire books:)
Chelsea
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, I take back every doubt I had about this book. It’s one of the best in the series, surprisingly.

I was so worried going into this book. I love this series, and seeing it all of a sudden was having super editions made me nervous. I hate saying this, but I don’t want this series to turn into Warriors.

This series is some of the best middle grade I’ve ever read, one of my go-to’s when recommending books for younger readers. I don’t want it to be dragged out unnecessarily and have 25 super editi
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Kian.R
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wings-of-fire
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry.
Annilee
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
I was lucky enough to find this book the weekend before the release date, and it went above and beyond my expectations. When I first heard that Darkstalker was coming out this summer, I wasn't very happy - I wanted to go back to the dragonets in the main series books after the huge cliffhanger in Escaping Peril. Looking back, I definitely should have been more excited. This book was a masterpiece.
That isn't to say that it doesn't have any flaws - the ending was rather abrupt, and left a lot of q
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Ben Shaw
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely my favorite WOF book, although it's pretty sad, and I teared up a few times, but some of those tears were because of happiness. So, I think it's pretty emotional.It's really interesting seeing him as a kid and seeing how he turned evil. It's possibly one of my top three favorite books.
Laura
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I own this book so I read it once a week. I love Whiteout!
AJ (the.booknerd.reads)
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
Well I don't know what to do now
Also I am very scared for the rest of the regular series
Please don't hurt my faves
C. L.
I am destroyed. I am utterly destroyed. It was perfect and I am destroyed. If Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker were well-written and, y'know, dragons, that would be this book. And I am destroyed.
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
I finished this a few days ago, and then read/listened to Darkness of Dragons (the 10th WoF book)—definitely recommend that order! I really can’t get enough of this series and this world and I need more yesterday.
~~LeafTheRainWing~~
This book is my favourite Wings of Fire book that I've read, and one of my favourite books ever. This stand-alone was very different from the series - it takes place 2000 years before The Dragonet Prophecy, the first book in the WoF series, and explores what Pyrrhia was like thousands of years before. It also gives insight into what the tribes were like at that time, which was very interesting since the main series revolves around modern Pyrrhia. But this is all about ancient Pyrrhia, the contin ...more
Liza
OMG, this book was awesome.



This has become my favorite of the Wings of Fire series hands down.

This book has everything, lovable characters, an interesting storyline and a pretty good reason for a character's "fall from grace".

It's always difficult for my to write reviews for books I like. I don't know, bragging about how good a book is feels harder than pointing out all of the things that was wrong with it?

Well I will say Clearsight has to be my favorite character out of the bunch. An awesome
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Shira
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Billions of stars. DER IS NO WOF FANS HERE MOAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!! I get such weird fangirly emotions and need to explode but physically unable to explode and end up acting like a flopping dying fish with zombie eyes and weirdly wanting to hug people.
Tis strange.
DIS IS SO BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Graciella
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THis book is remarkable and makes everything fall into place
April
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
CONTAINS EXTENSIVE SPOILERS, not just for Darkstalker but also Darkness of Dragons!

The storyline of this had SO much potential. Too bad the entire thing was extremely rushed. I just want to say that I loved the whole relationship between Fathom and Indigo and how it directly parallels Darkstalker's relationship with Clearsight. This could have been a real gem of a story if it had been polished but as it stands, the jewel is mostly covered in huge clumps of dirt.

There was a whole lot of metaphors
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Morgan
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! The way they tell it with different prospectives from each character is amazing, its a great transition book.
Carrie-Anne Thomas
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5

This is a really depressing book. It's like watching the Star Wars prequels... you know what's gonna happen before it does, and it's not lovely.

Nevertheless, this ranks up with Talons of Power. Well written, clearly portrayed emotion, and relatable characters (which is terrifying, by the way).

There is, however, a paragraph I'm editing when I read this to the little siblings. It's darker (no pun intended) than the other books, but still certainly within middle-grade appropriateness. There's mo
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Abby Sledden
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Honestly no words for this book. This is by far my favorite book from the Wings of Fire series despite it not being part of the original storyline. My favorite part about the book was as I read on, more and more things connected to the original series, like how he woke up, or how the dreamvisitors were made, how we was buried, etc. etc. I also just find Darkstalker's storyline very interesting and how everyone couldn't see how he really was (it's a surprise) and really how bad some of this spell ...more
Barbara
As was the case for some other reviewers, I was worried about where this book might take me and how it would tell the story of Darkstalker. Since I already knew how things would turn out, though, I was curious to take the journey. I should have laid aside my worries and trusted this storyteller who takes us way back before the Dragonet Prophecy had ever been made. Not surprisingly, readers will be drawn to Darkstalker in his innocence and his surety that using his animus power will have no ill e ...more
Kalyn
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awesome book! That is my son's reaction to this book. Him and I have been reading this series from the start and when the character of Darkstalker was introduced my son wanted to know more about this powerful dragon. Sutherland writes about these dragons as if they were people. This particular one came at a time in my son's life when he is starting to notice girls so it was nice for us to read about the characters falling in love-made for some less awkward conversations about how to talk to girl ...more
Kyle LJ
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 overall!

Pretty good considering I haven't read the series that this is a prequel to. Might have to slowly read the initial series one by one. Very nice MG fantasy, and a good little intro to dragon fantasy!
Pam
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
We go back in time to learn Darkstalker's story. This was an enjoyable book, although knowing how it would end, I didn't want to finish. But I did. And it was worth it. I can't wait to continue the series.
Meghan J
I love this book because you can actually feel the feelings of the characters. It is so fun to read because the whole time your reading it you are on the edge of your seat. There is a whole series books one through eleven. it is so amazing.
Chloe linge
it was amazing but i don't want to ruin it for the people that are reading it.
Evan Macrone (Will Work For Books)
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Evan Macrone by: My Fanboyism
EDIT: I decided to give it 4 stars for now. Maybe that'll change, who knows.

Ok, before I start this review, here's some context.
I'll admit, I'm a huge fanboy of the Wings of Fire series-no idea why I love it so much, but I just do. I will end up so engrossed that I will read until midnight without noticing-seriously. So, this review is probably going to be a little biased. I am setting my Objective Viewpoint Setting to the max but I don't think that that will stop some of my gushing. Anyway,
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Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
4.5 stars!

I received a physical ARC of this book from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review.
This review was originally posted on Lazy Day Literature

When an IceWing dragon prince falls in love with a NightWing and has two dragonets, Darkstalker and Whiteout, it creates a rift between the two tribes. Darkstalker is an animus like his father, Prince Artic, but the two are as different as night and day and get along even less.
An animus is a dragon with magical abilities but that magic comes
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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!

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“Centuries later, as the dragon planet spun through space, a comet passed by, close enough to shine like a fourth moon in Pyrrhia’s sky. Close enough to change the tides and shake the continents. As earthquakes rumbled through the ground, long-buried rocks shifted that had been in place for thousands of years. Deep underground, in the darkness, copper wires snapped. And a dragon awoke …” 10 likes
“Otherwise he’ll always be worrying about what she thinks of him. It’s her eyes on him that make him so afraid of his magic. He’d be much happier and less worried without her around. As would I, frankly. I don’t particularly like dragons who point sharp things at me.” 8 likes
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