Since I loved writing my first Novel Of The Month article, I decided to make another issue! This novel is the first book in a series that I adore. Another newspaper contributor gave me the idea to use this amazing novel for this issue, so I wanted to give Daniel Alberston Jr. credit for that.
Wings Of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain in the Sky Kingdom, 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.
I found this book when I had just finished reading what was written so far of Erin Hunter’s Warriors. After reading all the books that had interested me, I was overcome with boredom. As a huge bookworm, all I want to do is read. And when I don’t have any books to read, I fall into this overwhelming state of boredom where I lie down on the couch in my living room and just sit there for at least an hour.
This was around the time when COVID-19 hit. Every local library was closed. In all honesty, it was kind of depressing.The library had become my second home, and I began to miss it right when I saw the post on the website that said, “All local libraries are closed until further notice.”
Then I noticed an ad on the website that talked of a digital library app. I knew there were such things as ebooks, but until that point in time I had never been interested in them. That day, I downloaded Libby Overdrive, the digital library.
I scrolled by a book called, The Dragonet Prophecy. Clicking on it, there wasn’t a button that said “CHECKOUT” anywhere in sight. There was only a “PLACE A HOLD” button. I had to wait twelve entire weeks to get this book, but it was worth the wait.
Characters. Characters are the population of every single story. Humans, animals, dragons, aliens…characters can be anything. The characters in this novel are complex and beautiful. I compare characters sometimes. In the first Novel Of The Month issue, one of the characters in the book I spotlighted is named Clay. I compare him to the Clay in this story. The Clay in The Dragonet Prophecy is one hundred times better than the Clay in Copper Sun. He cares about his friends, he is protective and loving and always knows when to comfort someone. Characters are fundamental, and this character is extraordinary.
Wings Of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy is a phenomenal novel about five dragonets trying to be free but also fulfill their destiny. It demonstrates love and friendship, but it is also brimming with action, suspense, and adventure. I rate it five stars.
“When the war has lasted twenty years…– The Dragonet Prophecy, Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
The dragonets will come.
When the land is soaked in blood and tears…
The dragonets will come.
Find the SeaWing egg of deepest blue,
Wings of night shall come to you.
The largest egg in mountain high,
Will give to you the wings of sky.
For wings of earth, search through the mud
For an egg the color of dragon blood.
And hidden alone from the rival queens,
The SandWing egg awaits unseen.
Of three queens who blister and blaze and burn,
Two shall die and one shall learn
If she bows to a fate that is stronger and higher,
She’ll have the power of wings of fire.
Five eggs to hatch on brightest night,
Five dragons born to end the fight.
Darkness will rise to bring the light.
The dragonets are coming. . . .”