Wings of Fire is a fantasy novel series written by Tui T. Sutherland about young dragons, war, and prophecies set in the fictional world of Pyrrhia and Pantala about a place where dragons rule and the fate of the world is decided by epic battles between dragon tribes, each with their unique abilities and beliefs. The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. But a secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy.
Five dragonets: Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny, are from different tribes and must work together to fulfill their destiny and save their world as they are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave, and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. the dragonets face challenges as they try to find a way to bring peace to Pyrrhia. Along the way, they meet new allies and enemies and uncover secrets about their world that challenge their beliefs and change their perspectives.
How to read the Wings of Fire Series in Order?
The Wings of Fire is divided into multiple story arcs, but also prequel books and “winglets”.
The Main Wings of Fire Storyarcs
a. The Dragonet Prophecy in order
- The Dragonet Prophecy – 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 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…
- The Lost Heir – 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 Hidden Kingdom – Glory knows the dragon world is wrong about her tribe, the RainWings. When the dragonets seek shelter in the rain forest, Glory is devastated to find that the treetops are full of RainWings 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 that RainWings are going missing from their beautiful forest. But Glory and the dragonets are determined to find the missing dragons.
- The Dark Secret – The mysterious NightWings 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. The NightWings have also kidnapped several innocent RainWings, now trapped in the dark, barren, miserable place that is the NightWing kingdom. Starflight wants to help the RainWings, but he’s busy saving his own scales and trying to find a way back to his friends.
- The Brightest Night – 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. 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?
b. The Jade Mountain Prophecy in order
- Moon Rising – 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. Moonwatcher isn’t sure how she feels about school, however. Hidden in the rainforest for most of her life, the young NightWing has an awful secret. She can read minds, and even see the future. Living in a cave with dozens of other dragons is noisy, Moon finds herself bombarded by strange thoughts, including those of a mysterious dragon who might be a terrible enemy.
- Winter Turning – 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.
- Escaping Peril – 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.
- Talons of Power – Turtle isn’t one of the heroes he reads about in stories. If he were, he’d use his animus powers to help Pyrrhia – instead of keeping his abilities a secret. Now that Darkstalker, the sinister dragon from Pyrrhia’s most notorious legends, has returned, Turtle knows his own role is simple: hide. And stay hidden. The more he watches Darkstalker from the shadows, the more Turtle knows that someone needs to stop the powerful dragon.
- Darkness of Dragons – Qibli 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… 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.
c. The Lost Continent Prophecy in order
- The Lost Continent – For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons’ planet – another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there’s never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales. Until now. Because it turns out the stories are true. And the other tribes are coming.
- The Hive Queen – Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. 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, 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 Poison Jungle – 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. 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.
- The Dangerous Gift – Snowfall didn’t expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she’s going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it’s safe — while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong. It’s a perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. That is, until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore, looking for asylum.
- The Flames of Hope – Luna has always wanted to change the world — to fix it, to free it — even if she’s never actually known how. Now that all of dragon – and humankind are in mortal danger, Luna is flying back home to Pantala with a team of dragons on a rescue mission, determined to be brave and useful. But saving a continent isn’t as easy as a prophecy makes it sound, and “facing a great evil” definitely requires more than the fiery silk that Luna is uniquely able to create.
Prequel and Winglets in Order
a. Wings of Fire’s Prequel
- Darkstalker – In the SeaWing kingdom, a young prince learns he is an animus – capable of wonderful magic that comes with a terrible price. In the mind of a NightWing dragonet, a thousand futures unfold – and almost all of them, she knows, lead to disaster and destruction. And under three full moons and the watchful eyes of his NightWing mother and IceWing father, the most powerful dragon Pyrhhia will ever know is clawing his way out of his egg. Darkstalker, the dragon who will change the world forever.
- Dragonslayer – In a world of dragons, the humans who scramble around underfoot are easy to overlook. But Ivy, Leaf, and Wren will each cross paths with dragons in ways that could shape the destiny of both species. Is a new future possible for all of them . . . one in which humans can look to the skies with hope instead of fear?
b. The Winglets in Order
Winglets are short stories taking place between some of the notable events, books, or even chapters of the Wing of Fire series.
- Prisoners – Set between the events of The Brightest Night and Moon Rising. Fierceteeth knows she could have been a dragonet of destiny. Her dreams of glory have been painfully scorched, though, and now she and Strongwings are captives in the SandWing prison, waiting to be put on trial. Fierceteeth just wants a chance to tell her side of the story – before it’s too late. Also collected in Wings of Fire: A Winglets Collection.
- Assassin – Set years before the events of The Dragonet Prophecy. Deathbringer is ready to be the next assassin for the NightWings. If he can just convince them to send him along on one mission with his mother, Quickstrike. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, Deathbringer has a terrible choice to make. Also collected in Wings of Fire: A Winglets Collection.
- Deserter – This Winglet is set during the reign of Queen Oasis and the moments after her death. Six-Claws is a happy and industrious SandWing, always working hard and loyally for his queen. So when the youngest SandWing princess, Blaze, wanders off during a sandstorm, Six-Claws doesn’t think twice before trying to rescue her. Also collected in Wings of Fire: A Winglets Collection.
- Runaway – This Winglet is set between the events of the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Legends: Darkstalker. Foeslayer the NightWing and Prince Arctic of the IceWings are legendary. According to the myths, before they became the parents of Pyrrhia’s most infamous dragon, Darkstalker, Foeslayer, and the NightWings kidnapped an IceWing prince. The act set off a bitter rivalry between the tribes that lasted thousands of years.
Wings of Fire Books in Chronological Order
- Runaway (Winglets)
- Darkstalker (2016)
- Deserter (Winglets)
- Assassin (Winglets)
- Dragonslayer (2020)
- The Dragonet Prophecy (2012)
- The Lost Heir (2013)
- The Hidden Kingdom (2013)
- The Dark Secret (2013)
- The Brightest Night (2014)
- Prisoners (Winglets)
- Moon Rising (2014)
- Winter Turning (2015)
- Escaping Peril (2015)
- Talons of Power (2016)
- Darkness of Dragons (2017)
- The Lost Continent (2018)
- The Hive Queen (2018)
- The Poison Jungle (2019)
- The Dangerous Gift (2021)
- The Flames of Hope (2022)
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