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THE DRAGONET PROPHECY by Tui T. Sutherland Kirkus Star


From the Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel series, volume 1

by Tui T. Sutherland ; adapted by Barry Deutsch ; illustrated by Mike Holmes with Maarta Laiho

Age Range: 7 - 13

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-545-94216-4
Publisher: Graphix/Scholastic

A popular middle-grade dragon series gets a graphic-novel makeover.

Based on the Wings of Fire series, this reworking breathes new life into a motley crew of dragonets who, against all odds, are destined to fulfill a prophecy and end the long-standing war that has plagued their kingdom. Kindhearted Clay, fierce Tsunami, brainy Starflight, overlooked Glory, and runt Sunny have been kept hidden underground their entire lives. When they finally escape, they find a harsh and violent kingdom aboveground, overseen by the malevolent Queen Scarlet, a dragon who revels in death and violence. Working together, the dragonets try to do what is right in a land riddled with treachery, deception, and bloodshed. This high-fantasy graphic novel is assembled by a dream team of established creators: the adaptation is written by Hereville creator Deutsch and illustrated by Secret Coders’ Holmes. Colorist Laiho does stunning work; her vibrant, eye-catching hues nearly jump off the page. Faithful to the original, this stellar adaptation is sure to delight both those familiar and newcomers to this series, and with universal themes such as good versus evil and the hero’s quest for self-identity, this may even ignite new interest in the genre.

Dazzling; a must-read for any dragon fan. (Fantasy. 7-13)