Caramel has already reviewed the graphic novel versions of the first three books of Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series. (See Caramel’s review of The Dragonet Prophesy here; his review of The Lost Heir is here; and finally his review of The Hidden Kingdom is here.) Today, for his last review for 2020 (and the last review of the book bunnies until February 2021), he decided to review the fourth book in the series that appeared (just yesterday!) as a graphic novel: The Dark Secret (adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky, art work by Mike Holmes, color by Maarta Laiho). As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions as needed.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, I saw you were so eager to get your paws on this book as soon as possible. Was it worth the wait?
Caramel: Yup. Most definitely.
S: So you have read it once so far. What happens in this book?
C: In the beginning Starflight finds himself in the Night Kingdom because some NightWings have kidnapped him.
S: Oh then, the rest of the book is him trying to get back?
C: Nope. There is that but there are a lot of other things happening, too. They run to the rain forest and have other adventures.
S: Do we learn more about the prophesy in this book?
C: Yes, apparently, it’s … oops, I should not spoil it for the readers. But yes, we learn a lot of new things that I didn’t know.
S: At least tell us: are they interesting and surprising?
C: Yep yep yep!
S: Tell me more about Starflight. Did we meet him before in one of the earlier books?
C: Yes, of course. He is one of the five dragons the prophesy says will save the world. Remember, he is a NightWing but cannot tell the future or read minds like most others can.
S: So each of the books tells the adventures of one of these five dragons, right?
C: Right. The first one was about Clay, the MudWing. The second was about Tsunami, the SeaWing. The third was about Glory, the RainWing. And this is about Starflight, the NightWing. Then of course the fifth one should be about Sunny, who is a SandWing.
S: That seems to me to be a good narrative strategy for series. I do hope you will some day read the books these graphic novels are based upon, too. I expect those will have a lot more details about these characters and their world.
C: Yes, I think I will some day. But for now I want to read the graphic novels over and over again.
S: Okay then. We can wrap up this review so you can read it again.
S: We should also remind our readers that we will be off for January 2021, and we will be back in February 2021.
C: Yes! Happy new year everyone! And stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!