Caramel has already reviewed the graphic novel versions of the first four books of Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series; below he shares his thoughts on the fifth book in the series, published recently as a graphic novel: The Brightest Night. As in the first four graphic novelizations, this book is adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky, art work is by Mike Holmes, color is by Maarta Laiho.
In the following Sprinkles is taking notes and is asking questions.
Sprinkles: Okay, Caramel. You finally got your paws on the fifth graphic novel based on the Wings of Fire series.
Caramel: Yup. I had told you I was waiting for it for a while when we were talking about the original version of the Dragonet Prophecy.
S: So was it all that you hoped for?
C: Yup. This is the fifth and last book of the prophecy series. So that was cool! Sunny found her mom and dad, and a lot of things are now clear.
S: Tell me about that. So does the prophecy story tie up well?
C: Yes. All the dragonets are well and things are all tied up well. They even set up a school at Jade Mountain.
S: So the five books tell a good story all together, right?
S: Now that you read all five as graphic novels, will you go back and read the original five as well?
C: I am more curious about the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth books!
S: Hmm, maybe you should read the original books before we dive into the full series?
C: It is so hard to wait though…
S: Okay, we can talk about that later. For now, tell me if the author leaves any doors open for the following books.
C: Yes. I think the next five books are about Jade Mountain.
S: Hmm, I see. Wikipedia tells us that the second story arc is called the Jade Mountain Prophecy.
C: Yes, I want to read those too!
S: Okay, so then we an conclude that you liked this fifth book.
S: So what three words would you use to describe it?
C: Colorful, exciting, and NightWings. Those are all over the place in this book.
S: Okay, I guess we can accept that. So who is your favorite character in the book?
C: Well, I like all of them. Thorn, Sunny, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Peril. All the main dragons. And Starflight. He is also a main character, and I like him too.
S: Hmm, so that is not being too selective.
C: Well, I do like all of them. They are all so interesting!
S: Okay, then. I guess we will let that be. And probably this is a good place to wrap things up. What do you want to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!