Reading Level: Middle Grade
Size: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4th book in the Wings of Fire series
Rating: 4/5 stars
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 struggles to both survive and unravel the secrets of the NightWing kingdom. What secrets do the NightWing Kingdom hold and how do these secrets impact the prophecy of the dragonets?
I have been reading these because my son loves them and likes to talk to me about them. I do think this series will appeal more to middle grade readers than adult readers, but they are really starting to grow on me. I do think each book has been better than the one before it.
This was a fantastic read with a lot of secrets uncovered and some interesting twists and turns. This is also the first book where the second group of dragonets features prominently.
We spend a lot of time with Starflight in this book and (while he isn’t my favorite dragonet) it was interesting to see things from his perspective. We finally get to meet the mysterious NightWing Queen and also get to meet Starflight’s father.
I loved that we got to spend more time with Deathbringer (I loved him in book three). I also really enjoyed the character of Fatespeaker, she is so funny and spunky.
I like the direction the plot is taking and am really pulling for these dragonets in their quest to stop this years long dragon war.
Overall this was an excellent book in the Wings of Fire series. While I do think this series will appeal to middle grade readers more than adults, I have found that it’s kind of growing on me. I enjoyed all the secrets that were revealed in this book and the twists and turns. I also really enjoyed some of the new dragonets that featured in the story. I can’t wait to see what happens in the fifth book, The Brightest Night.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge