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The dark secret / by Tui T. Sutherland.
Title Variants:
Wings of fire.

The dark secret
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]

Physical Description:
295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets--and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons.


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SUT Paperback Junior Fantasy / Sci-Fi
SUT Paperback Junior Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfil the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted against their will to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended...

Author Notes

Tui T. Sutherland was born on July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela. She is a children's book author who has also written under the pen name Heather Williams. Her books include Kingdom of Twilight, Runaway Retriever, Bad to the Bone Boxer, Dragonet Prophecy, This Must Be Love, and The Menagerie. She has written several series including Pet Trouble, Wings of Fire, and Avatars.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

The dragonets of destiny carry on their quest to fulfill the Dragonet Prophecy in these two titles, each narrated by a different dragon. Secrets are revealed as the young dragons struggle to end the war between the seven tribes. Fans will be thrilled to learn the exciting series will continue, as a new queen must be chosen. Illustrated map and dragon guide included. [Review covers these Wings of Fire titles: The Brightest Night and The Dark Secret.] (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.