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Wings of Fire Book Two: The Lost Heir Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00ANT0VNY
- Publisher : Scholastic Inc. (January 1, 2013)
- Publication date : January 1, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 24049 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 269 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,103 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Tsunami is my least favorite of the dragonets after Starfight. Both of them have such know-it-all personalities that it drives me nuts. Granted, as these are children's books, the characters grow out of it, and I like the character development that Tsunami has in this book. You see the thoughts behind her actions and watch as she has to take a step back and realize just because she is a princess and is the fiercest of the dragonets doesn't mean she knows everything or is equip to take on every problem by her methods. This is proven in the very beginning of the book where the dragonets are hiding from a SkyWing patrol and Tsunami nearly kills one of the SkyWings because she reacts to his yawning as a threat (she didn't see the yawn as he was facing away from her). This causes a rift between her and the others, but this is what allows her to grow and understand she needs to watch a bit before she acts.
I love how the dragons are developed through this book. You get a great picture of how kind, stern, and somewhat egotistical Queen Coral is. Blister is absolutely terrifying and needs to die because she's too smart for her own good.
The descriptions of the SeaWing palaces are super well done and easy to visual the richness of the world we live in. Animus dragons are introduced in this book as well (they were mentioned in book one), and their powers are both amazing and terrifying. Animus dragons have a mixture of telepathy, telekinesis, and the ability to enchant objects. The magic is explained to be hereditary but no one knows where it came from.
All-in-all, this was a great sequel to the first book and did a wonderful job developing the world in a subtle way. Sending the drgaonets off to find their families allows Tui Sutherland to develop each character individually as well as the world around them and increase the conflict in the story as they meet people who wish to kill, use, or imprison them.
Tsunami is finally going home to the kingdom of the sea. But she doesn't know what mysterious things have been happening, and Queen Coral, Tsunami's mother has had her daughters mysteriously destroyed in their eggs. Tsunami is determined to save the last surviving egg and discovers secrets even her mother didn't know of.
I like the mysteries, they are very strange and can be a bit spooky at times, but also a story filled with magic and fun. I can't wait for the next book, I just finished Escaping Peril. I really want a book about Kinkajou.
I think that this book is a bit scary and readers should be prepared. Also, beware of enchanted statues.
Bah Bah Buuuuumm!
Really after she leaves you with a Bah Bah Buuuuumm I am not sure what else I can say, haha.
A few things...the world building for The Kingdom of The Sea is fantastic. Anytime a young reader can fully visualize the world they are reading about and get excited about it you know you have a winner. One of my favorite things about this series in fact is it's ease at pulling in reluctant readers and turning them into book-a-holics.
I like that in this series each book gives us the point of view of a different Dragonet, but continues with the main original characters each fighting their own battles and working together to discover their world and find their way.
As with the first book there are some moments that may be more difficult for sensitive readers, particularly one moment that involves Tsunami's father. There are not too many scary moments so don't let that keep you from getting this book, but you might have a moment where your reader needs to talk to you about what is happening. Of course if they are anything like my MG reader, they will want to talk your ear off about all these books regardless of any scary moments, these are books I find that readers just HAVE to share!
This is a great book for Middle Grade readers, particularly reluctant readers. The books are both fun, with sarcastic and witty characters, they are balanced with poignant moments and battles. I do recommend that they be read in order, you will be missing out on important facts by reading them out of order. A great addition to any teachers classroom library!
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