|Darkstalker (Wings of fire. Legends)|
Author: Sutherland, Tui
Long before the SandWing and the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker, half NightWing and half IceWing, is hatched under the three moons--born into a divided heritage, he is destined to become the most powerful and dangerous dragon Pyrhhia will ever know, and it will take the combined efforts of a SeaWing named Fatham and a NightWing seer named Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.
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|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 13.0 Quiz: 183255
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 21.0 Quiz: 68996
School Library Journal (07/01/16)
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School Library Journal - 07/01/2016 Gr 4–7—Thousands of years before the time of the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker is born to parents from warring tribes—Arctic, an Icewing; and Foeslayer, a NightWing. Arctic is an animus, a rare dragon so powerful and dangerous that some tribes don't even allow them to live. Each time an animus uses magic, he loses a piece of his soul. Darkstalker has inherited his father's magical ability, along with the gift of prophecy. He knows his future involves a NightWing named Clearsight, and she, a seer herself, is also aware that their fates are entwined. Far away in the SeaWing kingdom, a terrible tragedy brings another animus, Fathom, into their lives. Fathom is tasked with controlling the carefree and arrogant Darkstalker, who casts spell after careless spell, putting the dragonets, and all of Pyrrhia, at risk. This first book in the "Legends" series is a prequel to "Wings of Fire" and is middle grade high fantasy at its most fun. The story moves along at a breakneck pace as the dragons face dangerous situations, cast enchantments, and even fall in love. Fully fleshed-out worlds, sarcastic dragon humor, and an intriguing backstory will more than please the many loyal fans of the original series. VERDICT Young fantasy fans will adore this.—Mandy Laferriere, Fowler Middle School, Frisco, TX - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.