Wings of Fire : Book Series Recommendation
So when I sat and watched the first Lord of the Rings movie i had seen the book many times in the library but never picked it up. When the movie abruptly got over (in Regal cinema where I watched because the movie was so long they cut the titles and even the last scene) I reacted very strongly mostly because I wanted to know how it ended.
Of course over time, I learnt that there were three parts and eventually I made my peace with the "waiting" and eventually fell in love with the movies and the book too. Many say the book is better— I got the book because my brother told me I had to read 100 pages only then he would gift me a copy (I still haven't gone past those 100 pages) but I'm really waiting for the right time to get time to sit and read it. I struggle to put books down, and normally the only time I get to read a book is when I'm on holiday and its been over 10 years since my last 'holiday' where I got time to read.
The Wings of Fire series are far intense than Lord of the Rings, more because its not 3/4 books but 14 (and counting). This fictional chronicle with dragon! The book creates this unforgettable fantastical world (with different arcs) with prequels and everything. It's an all rounder book, perfect fantasy literature for kids from 8 onwards (adults included). My niece is reading this and the reviews online are off the charts! A must-read during this period where one may not know which book to start reading! (14 days is a long time).
I've used WIKIPEDIA's help for the information (reference credit) as well as Amazon's description for the "about the book" section.
Arc 1:The Dragonet Prophecy
Book 1: The Dragonet Prophecy
Release date: July 1, 2012
"Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia -- but how they'll do this, none of them knows. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. When one of their own is threatened, Clay and his friends decide to escape.
Maybe they can break free and end the war at the same time -- or maybe they'll risk everything."
Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy: The Graphic Novel Paperback
Kindle Edition: The Dragonet Prophecy
Audible: The Dragonet Prophecy
Book 2: The Lost Heir
Release date: January 1, 2013
"The Wings of Fire saga continues with a thrilling underwater adventure--and a mystery that will change everything. The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last. She can't believe it's finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral.
But Tsunami's triumphant return doesn't go quite the way she imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen's heirs for years and Tsunami may be the next target. The dragonets came to the SeaWings for protection, but this ocean hides secrets, betrayal--and perhaps even death."
Graphic Novel #2: The Lost Heir
Kindle Edition: The Lost Heir
Audible: The Lost Heir
Book 3: The Hidden Kingdom
Release Date: May 28, 2013
"Glory knows the dragon world is wrong about her tribe. After all, she isn't "as lazy as a rain wing" -- she isn't lazy at all! Maybe she wasn't meant to be one of the dragonets of destiny, as the older dragons constantly remind her, but Glory is sharp and her venom is deadly... except, of course, no one knows it. When the dragonets seek shelter in the rain forest, Glory is devastated to find that the treetops are full of rain wings that no dragon could ever call dangerous. They nap all day and know nothing of the rest of Pyrrhia. Worst of all, they don't realize or care that rain wings are going missing from their beautiful forest. But Glory and the dragonets are determined to find the missing dragons, even if it drags the peaceful rain wing kingdom where they never wanted to be in the middle of the war."
Graphic Novel #3: The Hidden Kingdom
Kindle Edition:The Hidden Kingdom
Audible: The Hidden Kingdom
Book 4: The Dark Secret
Release Date: October 29, 2013
"In the shadows, trouble is brewing. . . The mysterious night wings keep everything hidden, from their home and their queen to their allegiance in the war. Now they've kidnapped their own dragonet of destiny and Starflight is finally meeting the rest of his tribe -- whether he wants to or not. The Night Wings have also kidnapped several innocent rain wings, now trapped in the dark, barren, miserable place that is the night wing kingdom. Starflight wants to help the rain wings, but he's busy saving his own scales and trying to find a way back to his friends. The fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons and with no one to save him, Starflight will have to find a way to be brave . . . before it's too late."
Kindle Edition: The Dark Secret
Audible: The Dark Secret
Book 5: The Brightest Night
Release Date: March 25, 2014
"The dragonets struggle to fulfill the prophecy and -- somehow -- end the war in this thrilling new instalment of the New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series. One will have the power of wings of fire . . . Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia's dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory and Starflight to end the war, she's ready to try. She even has some good ideas how to do it, if anyone would listen to her. But shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny's faith in their destiny. Is it possible for anyone to end this terrible war and choose a new SandWing queen? What if everything they've been through was for nothing? Buried secrets, deadly surprises and an unexpected side to scavengers are all waiting for her in the shifting sands of the desert, where Sunny must decide once and for all: Is her destiny already written? Or can five dragonets change their fate and save the world . . . the way they choose?"
Kindle Edition: The Brightest Night
Audible: The Brightest Night
THE JADE MOUNTAIN PROPHECY Wings of Fire Boxset: Books #6-10 Paperback
Arc 2: The Jade Mountain Prophecy
Book 6: Moon Rising
Release date: December 30, 2014
"Peace has come to Pyrrhia . . . for now. The war between the tribes is finally over and now the dragonets of the prophecy have a plan for lasting peace: Jade Mountain Academy, a school that will gather dragonets from all the tribes and teach them to live together, perhaps even as friends. Moonwatcher isn’t sure how she feels about school, however. Hidden in the rainforest for most of her life, the young night wing has an awful secret. She can read minds and even see the future. Living in a cave with dozens of other dragons is noisy, exhausting--and dangerous. In just a few days, Moon finds herself overwhelmed by her secret powers and bombarded by strange thoughts, including those of a mysterious dragon who might be a terrible enemy. And when someone starts attacking dragons within the academy, Moon has a choice to make: Stay hidden and safe? Or risk everything to save her new friends?"
Kindle Edition: Moon Rising
Audible: Moon Rising
Book 7: Winter Turning
Release date: June 30, 2015
"Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family his whole life. When his sister, Icicle, runs away from Jade Mountain Academy, fleeing terrible crimes and possibly planning to commit more, Winter knows that they both need a second chance to make things right - if only he can find her.
Winter's new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, won't let him make this dangerous journey alone. They don't seem to understand that IceWings, the most superior of all dragon tribes, can fix their own problems. When their search leads the dragonets straight into Queen Scarlet's vicious talons, Winter is grateful to have some help. But even the bravest dragons can't follow him to the Ice Kingdom, where he'll have to face the greatest threat of all: his own family."
Kindle Edition: Winter Turning
Audible: Winter Turning
Book 8: Escaping Peril
Release date: December 29, 2015
"Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day - no matter what it takes.
There's just one problem: A strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarlet and haven't returned. Peril is worried that she might accidentally burn Turtle - or burn him on purpose, for being so annoying - and is frustrated that she keeps saying and doing the wrong things. She can't escape her firescales, and she can't escape her reputation as the deadliest dragon in Pyrrhia. So when she's offered a chance to trade everything for a second chance, Peril has to decide who she's really loyal to...and whether her own scales might actually be worth saving."
Kindle Edition: Escaping Peril
Audible: Escaping Peril
Book 9: Talons of Power
Release date: December 27, 2016
"The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.
And a young NightWing may have had the first true prophecy in generations.
Something is coming to shake the earth. Something is coming to scorch the ground. Jade Mountain will fall beneath thunder and ice. Unless the lost city of night can be found."
Kindle Edition: Talons of Power
Audible: Talons of Power
Book 10: Darkness of Dragons
Release date: July 25, 2017
"Bible knows Darkstalker must be stopped. And he knows he could stop him if he had magic. With even a sliver of the ancient dragon's all-powerful scroll, Qibli could rewrite history The right way: end war forever; make every dragon happy; perhaps even cast a very small spell so that everyone would like him... Instead, as darkstalker's dangerous influence spreads across Pyrrhia, entrancing or killing every dragon in the seven tribes, Qibli can only grasp the small Animus objects he's borrowed from Turtle. With some clever thinking, qibli's talons finally hold the power to make a difference. But prophecies are not easy to rewrite. Can Qibli be the magical force Pyrrhia needs or will he be the one to bring Jade mountain — and his family, his friends, his whole world — crashing down?."
Kindle Edition: Darkness of Dragons
Audible: Darkness of Dragons
Arc 3: The Lost Continent Prophecy
Book 11: The Lost Continent
Release date: June 26, 2018
"Blue the silkwing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember -- silkwings and hivewings live and work together in harmony and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous leafwing in years. Now that blue's sister, Luna, is undergoing her metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order and move to another Hive. A few days later, blue's own wings and silk will come in. But nothing could prepare Blue for what happens when luna's wings start to grow. Suddenly his world is turned upside down, throwing him into dangers he never knew existed. Pantala isn't as peaceful as it seems and blue isn't safe. Whether he's ready or not, it's time to adapt -- and fight for his life."
Kindle Edition: The Lost Continent
Audible: The Lost Continent
Book 12: The Hive Queen
Release date: December 26, 2018
"Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: Why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered.Now she's hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail, and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. The fugitives need answers, and fast, in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. But Cricket has more questions than ever. How can she stay hidden and discover the queen's deadliest secret? And if she does succeed -- can a powerless dragonet really do anything to topple a regime and stop a war?"
Audible: The Hive Queen
Book 13: The Poison Jungle
Release date: July 30, 2019
Some secrets are deadly. It's no secret that Sundew wants to destroy the HiveWings. It's her life's mission to exact revenge on the tribe that tried to wipe out the LeafWings and ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala. Every tree, that is, except the wild and dangerous Poison Jungle, where the surviving LeafWings have been hiding since the war. Hiding, plotting, and waiting for a dragon like Sundew, who is uniquely qualified to bring down the Hives. There are dark secrets in the jungle, though-some that Sundew is keeping, and some that she's only just beginning to discover. And now that a new war is upon them, Sundew and her friends must unearth the oldest secret in the jungle-even if what they find has the power to destroy them all.
Audible: The Poison Jungle
Special Edition: Darkstalker: Wings of Fire: Legends
Before the battle of the SandWing queens; before the prophecy and the dragonets were sent to save Pyrrhia from endless war; a long, long time ago ... evil was born.
In alternating chapters, this Wings of Fire special edition takes readers back to the very beginning, when powerful, mythical dragons Clearsight, Fathom, and Darkstalker - the most dangerous dragon of all - were just dragonets. When the future was bright and uncertain, when no one had been betrayed or had their heart broken.
Kindle Edition: Darkstalker: Wings of Fire: Legends
Audible: Darkstalker: Wings of Fire: Legends
Book 14: The Dangerous Gift
Release date UPCOMING : September 15, 2020
I just realised that the books I posted are 14 books (of course I know Book#14 is releasing in September) but I guess you can do 1 book a day (since the quarantine number of days is 14 too!) How cool!
As you go check those out, while I restart reading Lord of the Rings (from page 101).