Reading Level: Middle Grade
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 8th book in the Wings of Fire series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the eighth volume in the Wings of Fire series. This book follows the story of Peril, who has been in many of the previous books. This story was very well done. I have been reading these because my son reads them and have really started enjoying the books a lot.
Peril has left Queen Scarlet behind and is loyal to Clay now. Peril is trying to live with the other dragons at the Jade Mountain Academy, but it is tough when everything she touches bursts into flames. When Scarlet shows up threatening the Academy, Peril decides that she can probably do the most good by hunting down Scarlet and killing her once and for all. The only problem is Turtle, he is a SeaWing that is concerned about his friends and wants to go searching for both his friends and Scarlet with her.
Peril is probably the most emotionally damaged of all the dragonets. She was taught to kill at a very young age and she is very good at killing. Meeting Clay has taught her that there is good in her and she is good at things other than killing. She doesn’t have any friends and always says things the wrong way or at the wrong time. It was amazing to watch her grow throughout this story.
A lot happens in this story both to Peril and dragon society as a whole. The new prophecy still looms over them and Peril is worried about her part in this. As with previous books the Scavengers (humans) are there in the background…I always wonder if they will become a bigger part of the story at some point.
The book is well written, easy to read, and moves at a fast clip. It’s very engaging and the dragonets are easy to love. There is a lot in here about friendship and becoming the best you can be despite other people’s low expectations or perceptions of how you should be.
Overall an incredibly fun read and very well done. I really enjoyed hearing Peril’s story. There is a lot of action and humor in here and the book is a quick read. I would recommend to middle grade readers who enjoy books like The Warriors series. This series is very similar to that series, but I honestly think the Wings of Fire series is better written and a lot more fun to read.