Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1)

The Wings of Fire series has been on my radar for sometime, but I only got to The Dragonet Prophecy recently. From watching Tui T. Sutherland interact with her fans at the Decatur Book Festival, I was under the impression that the series skewed toward the lower end of the middle reader spectrum (she packed a room with very young fans), so I was pleasantly surprised by the sophistication of the world building and, frankly, the harshness of some of what the dragonets face in their quest. (Also, they eat people!) Sutherland has built a fully realized dragon-centric world, and thrust those dragons into a complex epic fantasy that will delight fans of any age.

To be clear, this is still a very good children's book, suitable for younger readers, but it has enough going on that older readers will be thrilled as well. I'm certainly a fan of Clay the Mudwing now and excited to see where his story is going to take him! 

Highly recommended for fans of dragons everywhere.

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