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The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Series #4)
     

The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Series #4)

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by Tui T. Sutherland
 

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The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight doesn't have mindreading powers like his tribe, and he doesn't

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The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight doesn't have mindreading powers like his tribe, and he doesn't understand why they're so secretive. No one has ever even seen the NightWing queen. But now Starflight is the dragonets' only hope -- he must find a way to negotiate with his fellow NightWings to free the RainWing dragons they've captured, and perhaps end the war in Pyrrhia altogether. Starflight is the smartest of the dragonets... but is he brave enough to speak up? Or will he falter in his mission, and accidentally betray them all?

Editorial Reviews

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545578042
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
Wings of Fire Series , #4
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
31,140
File size:
26 MB
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Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Series #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 160 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there a 5th book of wings of fire cuz i really love the books and dragons!!!! P.s girls can like dragons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the the best book EVER! I would give it 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002 stars! P.S. Girls CAN like dragons too. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THESE BOOKS IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE IT INFINITY STARS BECAUSE ITS JUST THAT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so hard to stop reading it!
Whitemoon More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and series are really good! I am a huge fan of these books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series so much and I cant wait to read it!!! I'd give the series a million stars!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG i love this book i would give it a 1928383883839201002000374273 stars !!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. My favorite tribe is the RainWings. The village sounded really cool. Girls can be obsessed with dragons BOYS READING THIS!!! <3 dragons
sandra0210 More than 1 year ago
my son has the whole series and this one im saving for Christmas i know he will love it he keeps asking me when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome?? The best book ever?? What is it called?... Wings of Fire
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book, it goes far into details
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is stunning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THE SERIES AND THIS BOOK IS AWESOME AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 5TH AND I LOVE CLAY AND I ALSO THINK I WOULD RATE IT INFINITY STARS AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE GIRLS ARE SAYING THAT GIRLS CAN LIKE DRAGONS BECAUSE FANTASY IS FOR EVERYBODY  (long exhale) :) 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book it is A-W-E-S-O-M-E read the whole series you won't regret it ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had high expectations for this book. And they were surpassed greatly. From how the last book ended, I was left on a cliffhanger. I couldn&rsquo;t wait for the next book to come out, and got it the first chance I had. I just had the feeling I would enjoy this book. The main reason I chose to read this book is because I had loved the first installments, but I love this one even more. I enjoyed the many plot twists and exciting scenes that this book had to offer. So, this book takes place from Starflight&rsquo;s point of view, and SPOILER ALERT: takes place at the nightwing kingdom. Anyway, Starflight is stuck in this conflict where he is trying to rescue the rainwings from the clutches of the nightwings. I really liked this book because there is a lot of action, and many questions answered. I held on to every word as the book neared the end. There is so much suspension. If you didn&rsquo;t suspect that there were a second set of dragonets of destiny from the end of the third book, then here you find out if there is. I definitely recommend that you read this book. I would, in no doubt, give this book 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why shouldnt girls like this seiries? THIS IS MY FAVORITE SERIES EVER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an Epic series... you should read it... IT RULES