Thursday, May 03, 2018

Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland



     People always say, "Don't judge a book by its cover!" However; while I have found that this sentiment extends to pretty much everything (People, vegetables, etc.) the one thing it doesn’t (Usually) apply to is books. A cover can tell you a lot about a book. I will always choose a book with a nice custom illustration with heart and soul over something with a bland, boring, and badly-photo shopped cover. That is what made me pick up this series illustrated by Joy Ang; with its bright colors, great character illustration, and rich backgrounds it was just BEGGING to be read. I'm so glad I listened!


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     Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy is the first book in the ten-book-and-counting series (Plus four novellas, one super edition, and one graphic novel) written by Tui T. Sutherland. The series is about the land of Pyrrhia, a continent ruled by dragons and torn apart by a war of succession for the throne of the SandWings. There is a prophecy that says that five dragonets will hatch on the brightest night and choose the new queen to end the fighting and save all 7 dragon tribes; much to the chagrin of those benefiting from the war. An outlaw group known as The Talons of Peace are bound and determined to make sure this prophecy comes true… No matter what.

     This series is a lot of fun and full of suspense. It’s easy to lose track of time and read the whole book in one day, because you just HAVE to know what happens! These books also have a good moral about peace and unity, and do not shy away from the harsh consequences of the war. It gets pretty intense; so sensitive readers be cautious.

     If you like these books, then you’ll probably love Warriors by author team Erin Hunter (Who Sutherland has written for), as well as their other animal-based stories Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands.


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