Wings of Fire (novel series)

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Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland
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The Wings of Fire logo, used on the covers of the novels and universally in relation to the series as a whole.

Arc 1 – The Dragonet Prophecy
  • The Dragonet Prophecy (2012)
  • The Lost Heir (2013)
  • The Hidden Kingdom (2013)
  • The Dark Secret (2013)
  • The Brightest Night (2014)
Arc 2 – The Jade Mountain Prophecy
  • Moon Rising (2014)
  • Winter Turning (2015)
  • Escaping Peril (2015)
  • Talons of Power (2016)
  • Darkness of Dragons (2017)
Arc 3 – The Lost Continent Prophecy
  • The Lost Continent (2018)
  • The Hive Queen (2018)
  • The Poison Jungle (2019)
  • The Dangerous Gift (2021)
  • The Flames of Hope (2022)
Legends
  • Darkstalker (2016)
  • Dragonslayer (2020)
Winglets
  • Prisoners (2015)
  • Assassin (2015)
  • Deserter (2016)
  • Runaway (2016)
Graphic Novels
  • The Dragonet Prophecy (2018)
  • The Lost Heir (2019)
  • The Hidden Kingdom (2019)
  • The Dark Secret (2020)
  • The Brightest Night (2021)

AuthorTui T. Sutherland
IllustratorJoy Ang (covers and guides)
Mike Holmes (Graphic Novels and maps)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young adult fiction, fiction
PublisherScholastic
Published1 July 2012 – present
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Audiobook & E-book
No. of books26: 21 novels, 5 graphic novels (currently)
Websitewingsoffire.scholastic.com

Wings of Fire is a series of children's fantasy novels written by author Tui T. Sutherland and published by Scholastic.[1] Over 14 million copies of the books have been sold and it has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 122 weeks. It has also been translated into various languages, such as French but not in Swedish. [2]

The series currently consists of three arcs, which focus on young dragons, called dragonets, fulfilling prophecies in a fantasy world. Each arc consists of five books, and each book centers on its own protagonist whose story is told through a third person limited perspective. At present, a total of fifteen books in the main series have been released from 2012 to 2022. [3]

The world of Wings of Fire is made up of two continents that are populated by dragons – Pyrrhia (the focus of Books 1 through 10) and Pantala (the focus of Books 11 through 15). While Pyrrhia is home to seven tribes – MudWings, SandWings, RainWings, SkyWings, IceWings, SeaWings, and NightWings – Pantala houses only three tribes – HiveWings, SilkWings, and LeafWings. Each tribe is ruled by a queen, and each tribe also has a royal family. Both continents are also inhabited by humans (called "scavengers" by the dragons) who are seen as nothing more than animals and are even sometimes eaten. Although the later books in the third arc and the legends book called Dragonslayer[4] explore the humans of the Wings of Fire world and their interactions with dragons more thoroughly.

Wings of Fire is an anti-war series, and the protagonists usually put an end to major conflicts (like wars and animosity between tribes) through pacifist means, while trying to keep as many dragons from dying as possible. While the books are written for children, they deal with heavy and dark subject matter like abuse, murder, violence, oppression, and attempted genocide.

A series of "special editions" called Wings of Fire: Legends[1] give context to significant historical events and figures that had an impact on the main series. Currently, there are only two Legends books, Darkstalker[5] and Dragonslayer.[4] Wings of Fire: Winglets are a series of short stories that peer into the lives of minor characters. Four Winglets have been released. While these Winglets were originally only available as e-books, they have all since been published as print copies, including a complete Winglets collection.

Canceled television series adaptation[edit]

An animated television series was in development with ARRAY and Warner Bros. Animation for Netflix,[6] starting in April of 2021. Ava DuVernay was to helm the project which included ten, 40-minute episodes.[7] In May 2022, Netflix canceled the series.[8]

Graphic Novel adaptation[edit]

Since 2018, the series has been adapted into graphic novels, illustrated by Mike Holmes. As of 2022, the entire first arc and one book of the second arc of the Wings of Fire novels have been adapted into graphic novels.[9] Their names are The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, and The Brightest Night. The graphic novel version of the 6th book will come out on December 27, 2022, based on the 6th Wings of Fire novel, Moon Rising.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wings of Fire". kids.scholastic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  2. ^ Egan, Elisabeth (2021-07-15). "On the Children's Series Best-Seller List, the Name of the Game Is Fantasy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  3. ^ Cadden, Mary. "Colin Kaepernick scores first best seller on this week's USA TODAY book list". USA Today. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Dragonslayer". kids.scholastic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  5. ^ "Darkstalker". kids.scholastic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  6. ^ Patten, Dominic (March 6, 2020). "Ava DuVernay & Warner Bros Animation Adapting 'Wings of Fire' Books For TV Series". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2021-04-20). "Ava DuVernay Adapting 'Wings of Fire' as Animated Series for Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  8. ^ "Netflix Scraps Several Animated Projects, Including Ava DuVernay's 'Wings of Fire' and 'Antiracist Baby' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. May 17, 2022. Retrieved May 17, 2022.
  9. ^ "All the Wings of Fire Graphic Novels Books in Order | Toppsta". toppsta.com. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  10. ^ Sutherland, Tui T. (May 25, 2022). Wings of Fire: Moon Rising: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #6) (Wings of Fire Graphix). ISBN 978-1338730906.