Wings of Fire: The Dangerous Gift – Book Review

Wings of Fire: The Dangerous Gift, Book 14 by Tui T. Sutherland

Snowfall didn’t expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she’s going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it’s safe — while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong.

It’s a perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. That is, until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore, looking for asylum.

The foreigners are completely strange and, Snowfall is certain, utterly untrustworthy. But as she escorts the miserable new tribes out of her kingdom, Snowfall is forced to reconsider her plan. Maybe she can only keep her tribe safe . . . if she’s willing to risk everything.

Just when I think that this has to be the weak installment in this amazing saga, Tui proves me wrong again. There are 14 plus the Darkstalker novel and each is exciting, engaging, and unique.

This novel is told from Snowfall’s point of view, a spoiled, arrogant, and entitled newly crowned queen of the IceWings. She’s incredibly annoying at first. But then, she discovers some artifacts and a horde of unfamiliar dragons land on her doorstep. And she begins to slowly change. Meanwhile, these new refugees from off need a new home. I absolutely loved following along Snowfall’s journey of self-discovery as she learns about these refugees as well as some interesting information about “Scavengers.” There isn’t a lot of action, but a lot of story is revealed. This fantastic, character-driven story is full of drama, humor, and revelations. And, as always, I eagerly await the next in one of my all-time favorite children’s fantasy series.

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