The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Series #4)

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The New York Times bestselling WINGS OF FIRE saga soars to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice -- his tribe, or his friends?

In the shadows, trouble is brewing. . .

The mysterious NightWings keep everything hidden, from their home and their queen to their allegiance in the war. Now they've kidnapped their own dragonet of destiny, and Starflight is finally ...

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Overview


The New York Times bestselling WINGS OF FIRE saga soars to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice -- his tribe, or his friends?

In the shadows, trouble is brewing. . .

The mysterious NightWings keep everything hidden, from their home and their queen to their allegiance in the war. Now they've kidnapped their own dragonet of destiny, and Starflight is finally meeting the rest of his tribe -- whether he wants to or not.

The NightWings have also kidnapped several innocent RainWings, now trapped in the dark, barren, miserable place that is the NightWing kingdom. Starflight wants to help the RainWings, but he's busy saving his own scales and trying to find a way back to his friends. The fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons, and with no one to save him, Starflight will have to find a way to be brave . . . before it's too late.

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Starflight might be the brightest of the dragonets, but he has good reason to feel like an outsider. For one thing, he doesn't possess the mind-reading skills of the rest of his NightWings tribe; for another, he feels constantly excluded from their persistent secret-sharing. Now, however, is no time for hesitancy: To end the dangerous Pyrrhian war, he must call up his courage and act as he has never acted before.

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Praise for WINGS OF FIRE BOOK TWO:
"[A] perfect adventure for young fantasy fans to sink their teeth into." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Praise for WINGS OF FIRE BOOK ONE:

"Dramatic battle scenes, double-crosses, and one seriously deranged queen makes WINGS OF FIRE a series that should have broad appeal for middle-grade fantasy fans." --BOOKLIST

"Fast-paced and detailed, this first installment in a new adventure series is entertaining." --KIRKUS

"Readers of all ages will be enchanted by the humanistic storyline and the page-turning excitement." --LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

"A thrilling new series for dragon-lovers." --AUSTIN FAMILY

From the Publisher

Praise for WINGS OF FIRE BOOK TWO:
"[A] perfect adventure for young fantasy fans to sink their teeth into." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for WINGS OF FIRE BOOK ONE:
"Dramatic battle scenes, double-crosses, and one seriously deranged queen makes WINGS OF FIRE a series that should have broad appeal for middle-grade fantasy fans." --BOOKLIST

"Fast-paced and detailed, this first installment in a new adventure series is entertaining." --KIRKUS

"Readers of all ages will be enchanted by the humanistic storyline and the page-turning excitement." --LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The fourth book in the “Wings of Fire” series, The Dark Secret centers on Starflight and the disturbing discoveries that he makes when he arrives in his homeland. The first two-thirds of the book move at a very slow pace and even for one who was hooked on the series it will be a bit of a slog. There is too much introspection and self-doubt exhibited by Starflight to make him an appealing character. As he learns about the terrible things that the Nightwings are doing and the absolute danger that they face in their homeland, he must make some real decisions. The action really picks up in the last third of the book as he tries to save Rainwing prisoners, return to his friends and avoid the cataclysmic ending to his tribe’s homeland. In the end, Starflight does exhibit the bravery expected of one of the Dragonets of Prophecy and manages to help his tribe find a way to start a new life among the Rainwings. Worth reading because it is a component of the series, but as noted only the last third really moves at a good pace. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot; Ages 9 to 12.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545349260
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2014
  • Series: Wings of Fire Series , #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 14,179
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Tui T. Sutherland is the author of several books for young readers, including the Menagerie trilogy, the Pet Trouble series, and three books in the bestselling Seekers series (as part of the Erin Hunter team). In 2009, she was a two-day champion on JEOPARDY! She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful husband, two adorable sons, and one very patient dog. To learn more about Tui's books, visit her online at www.tuibooks.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Wings of fire

    Is there a 5th book of wings of fire cuz i really love the books

    and dragons!!!! P.s girls can like dragons.

    27 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Omg

    Havent read it yet but i just know its gonna b good cuz im in a club WOFC (wings of fire club) and we all chose a dragon tribe to represent. There r only six of us though so no one is a MudWing. Im the RainWing Queen - Queen Tropical

    RAINWINGS RULE

    22 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Anonymous dragon-lover

    This is the the best book EVER! I would give it 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002 stars! P.S. Girls CAN like dragons too. ;)

    21 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    AWESOME!!!

    I LOVE this series, not only should 2nd through 5th graders like this book, but 8th graders too! If you truly like a good fantasy book, you should read this!!!!!

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    OMG

    I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THESE BOOKS IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE IT INFINITY STARS BECAUSE ITS JUST THAT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    WINGS OF FIRE RULES!

    I absolutely loooooooove dragons. I am a girl, and I think they're AWSOME! I created a tribe called Firewings. They're awsome too.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    V

    Cant see what im writing... la la la...

    14 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Nice

    This book and series are really good! I am a huge fan of these books!!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    AWOESOME BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NAME:Blizzard
    GENDER:Male
    COLOR:White
    TRIPE:ICEWINGS
    WEPONS:Claws,Freezing death breath, and teeth.

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Love wings on fire

    OMG i love this book i would give it a 1928383883839201002000374273 stars !!!!:)

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Best series i have read

    Wings of fire is a book that shows friend ship and it shows you that you can do anything if you set your mind to it when you just belive

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    My 4th grader loves it

    My 4th grader has been reading this series since it started (he was in 3rd grade then). He has really enjoyed them and looks forward to each new book. In fact we preordered this one and every day after we ordered it he kept asking if it had been sent yet. He has enjoyed learning about each of the dragonets and their backgrounds. He also likes the over all tale of how they will save their world. If you have a good reader in 2nd to 5th grade who likes dragons and fantasy I think they will really enjoy this series.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Awsome

    It was so hard to stop reading it!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Loveeee

    I love this series so much and I cant wait to read it!!! I'd give the series a million stars!!! :)

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Aric

    Can't wait to read it, 'cuz I only read the third one so far. :( But yay I'm going to read it :) :) :) that was a triple smile just one more :)

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Yippie

    IT SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    This is AMAZING!!!!!!I should give it...

    1836284628462946001118276863363846293636183162746284536183623738811182234646464544546272829999992222222229282828237443345419624173728231929131362913918282721972099999989897998797799798797997966868888977969686685866686668685868688677788888444999939393938572461946147103610301630171314016501650164016501640154136294647297481048048148037103038103710361471471361363063917401+283646463211010443991010194737382888272722721192910111919283346575577437778333738333333373737733373323772722222222182218129998769 stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Wooooooo

    Yippie
    Im a girl
    I like dragons
    Ya
    But clay is stupid
    But whatever
    Awesome!!!!!
    ;) :)

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    How many stars would i give this book.

    141111111111111111111221221113111311212111213547777747564356547889098987677642424245135546171848689909876542124567789900998765543211243576089 etc.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Nightwing

    This is a good book ! I love what happens... BUT I WONT GIVE A SPOILER. I roleplay a warrior cat named Nightwing lol she's a black shecat with deep purple eyes haha. When I saw Nightkit on the list I'm like oooo lol. So I played her for my love of Wings Of Fire! I can't wait for the second book. I couldn't stop reading and I read for 4 hours straight. I was interested in the NightWing secret and their queen was... interesting. (Spoilers are rotten.) If you read this book, you should be proud you took the time to read something good !

    - Nightwing, formerly of BeamClan, now a loner (soon, a dragon's pet) in Pyrrhia

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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