|Dragonet prophecy : the graphic novel (Wings of fire (Graphic novel))|
Author: Sutherland, Tui
In book 1, the seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. A secret movement to fulfill a prophecy is determined to bring an end to the fighting. In graphic novel format.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Deutsch, Barry|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 2.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 193810
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 4.50
Points: 17.0 Quiz: 57002
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/15/17)
School Library Journal (02/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 Gr 4–7—This graphic novel adaptation of the first "Wings of Fire" installment centers on five young "dragonets" who are being trained to save the dragon world from war and destruction as they rebel against their handlers and strike out to discover their own destiny. They encounter a wicked queen who takes them captive, and the dragonets must work together with the help of a new friend to escape death and destruction in the gladiator-style fighting ring. The full-color illustrations bring the dragons and their surroundings to life, and the fast-paced, plot-driven story translates well to the graphic novel format. One of the dragons, Glory, can alter her appearance, which may be confusing, as her colors sometimes change without explanation. The text bubbles are occasionally hard to follow, such as when multiple dragons speak at once. However, readers comfortable with the comic format or familiar with the first book will be able to understand. VERDICT Fans of the series will be drawn to this visual representation of their favorite characters, as will those who enjoy epic, animal-based fantasies.—Ellen Conlin, Naperville Public Library,IL - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/15/2018 The five dragonets, who prophecy has foretold will end the great dragon war, have escaped from their protective home to see the real world only to realize that things are far graver than they were ever taught. Adapted from Sutherland’s middle-grade series, the story is surprisingly riveting; the politics involved between the warring factions and dragon races makes for great world building, and the war-torn world, complete with gladiatorial-style fights and backstabbings, is an intriguing backdrop for the five dragons’ development. Comparisons to other fantasy properties are inevitable, but Sutherland and Holmes’ series starter escapes most of those tropes and blazes its own path. The accompanying artwork, which is a bit bloodier than one might imagine for a kid’s graphic novel, depicts the results of the dragon war, such as a bloody dragon battle and a few dragon murders. Holmes tones down the gore just enough, and his anime-like scenes, with bright colorization and expressive character design, nicely downplay the violence and emphasize the high-stakes action. Sure to be a hit among fantasy-adventure fans. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.