Caramel reviewed the graphic novel versions of the first five books of Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series: you can see these reviews here: The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, and The Brightest Night. He also reviewed the original version of the first book (The Dragonet Prophecy). Then he jumped ahead a bit and reviewed Book Eleven: The Lost Continent. At first this made some sense as the eleventh book starts a new story arc, the Lost Continent Prophecy arc. But it seemed very likely that skipping the second story arc (the Jade Mountain Prophecy arc) all together might lead to some difficulties. So he finally decided to go back and read the Jade Mountain books from the beginning. This is the review of the first book of that series: Moon Rising. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, we are back in Pyrrhia, the continent of the dragons in the Dragonet Prophecy books, right?
S: Are any of the characters from the first five books in this sixth one?
C: Yes, in fact Tsunami is more or less the principal of Jade Academy. Remember that she was the main character in The Lost Heir, the second book of the series. Now she is the headmistress of the new school they founded in Pyrrhia, to protect the peace they built in the first five books. And apparently she has thirty-two brothers. That is a lot of siblings!
S: I see. And I agree that is a lot of siblings!
C: But the main characters are actually new dragonets, who we have not met before. And the real main character of this book is Moonwatcher. She is a NightWing and she does not want to go to school.
S: Wait, so the “Moon” in the title “Moon Rising”, is that this dragonet?
C: Yes. I think so. The book is definitely about her, and she has some powers that she is trying to keep hidden.
S: That sounds intriguing.
C: There is an attempted murder which ends up killing someone else and Moon tries to help find the killer. And she is the one who receives the new prophecy: The Jade Mountain Prophecy.
S: Ooh, of course this is a new story arc, and there’s got to be a new prophecy. Can you tell us what it is?
C: Sure. Here you go:
Beware the darkness of dragons, Beware the stalker of dreams, Beware the talons of power and fire, Beware one who is not what she seems. 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.
S: Oooh, that is kind of creepy!
C: Yes, I’m not sure about what any of this means.
S: I am really curious to see how the author will make these things happen. Do you think Moonwatcher is the one who is not what she seems?
C: I don’t think so. I think it is probably someone else, because I think the person who is not what she seems is probably not a good person. And I think Moon is a good person.
S: Hmm, that is an interesting conjecture Caramel. So tell me, was this book as exciting as you hoped it to be?
C: Yes. I can’t wait to read the next one.
S: Okay, then let us wrap up this review so you can dive right into Book Seven. But before that, tell me three words you’d use to describe this book.
C: It is exciting, and thought-full.
S: What do you mean by “thoughtful”? How can a book like this be thoughtful?
C: Well, it is full of all kinds of thoughts of all kinds of dragonets, and Moon can hear all of them! So thought-full, you see?
S: I see. I’m not sure I’d call that thoughtful, but okay. What is your third word then?
C: It’s funny too.
S: Okay, that is cool. Alright, maybe it is time to say your usual closing words then.
C: Yay! Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!