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The Dragonet Prophecy

Wings of Fire, Book #1
Narrated by: Shannon McManus
Series: Wings of Fire, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Narrator Shannon McManus keeps up a thrilling pace with her performance of this series about seven warring dragon tribes locked in an ancient battle over a lost treasure. The secret society Talons of Peace plans to end the fighting by raising five dragonets from different tribes to fulfill a prophecy of peace. However, the dragonets leave to look for their original home and are captured by the SkyWing queen. McManus avoids getting in the book's way with unnecessary frills and goes straight to the action, detailing the dragonets' attempts to escape with breathless excitement.

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling new series soars above the competition and redefines middle-grade fantasy fiction for a new generation!

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy - a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended.

©2012 Tui T. Sutherland (P)2012 Scholastic Audio

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Wonderful series! Just not the strongest start.

A wonderful book, definitely worth a purchase! Only thing, the performance isn't as strong as later entires. It definitely feels like the narrator is still finding their voice with this entry.

Not awful by any means! Just that the book to follow have a much better performance. This series is wonderful, and I'd hope this slightly weaker entry won't put off listeners from some stellar books to come.

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  • SSS
  • 18-09-2019

really cool story!

awesome story but the narrator's voice is kind of bad because it is kind of too soft and emotional. but the story was da best!!!
totally recommend it, but if you think this book is too boring then don't loose your patient cause the first 2 books in the series are a bit dull but then the story get's soo interesting that you can't stop listening.

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good book BUT

i love the books but the audiobook just isn't the same.
i recomend you buy them on kindle or get them from a library or bookstore,
its slot better tgen listening to this very bad narator (sorry)
so get the books, the books are AMAZING
and youl love them but not audio of this im very sorry but its true 😭😭😭😣😣😣 im upset about this

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Unacceptable level of violence for the children book

In this book, the overwhelming level of violence, a description of torture, murder and bloody executions. My son was in absolute shock and horror, he was sobbing and could not stop. Is age rating a joke? What is going on here at all?

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  • AJ McGarry
  • 05-04-2018

Great Story, Wrong Narrator?

Adult listening with 6y/o here. The Story is great and very fun to listen to. The narrator in this audio book has a very “Disney” sort of approach, which some may find nice, but we found distracting. Some of the valley girl vocal fry fades off as the book continues, however the fairy princess voice conflicts with a lot of the intense moments the author created. Great content, but wish we had decided to read the book aloud instead.

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  • Roseann J. Goss
  • 22-11-2017

A marvelous work of mature animal fiction.

All feral characters, war, blood, death, dismemberment, lots of beastly creatures that want nothing more than to rip your face off, and serious adult themes without the boring obligatory sex scene. The world needs more animal fiction books like this. 5 out of 5.

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  • D. Bryant
  • 25-10-2017

Better than the cover suggests...

I have nothing against the cover, but it does suggest a more childish book than I what I got, which was good. It was pretty complex and didn't pull the punches I was expecting it to, which I enjoyed. These dragons were often cute, but they were also cruel.

Has a nice message of: The world isn't going to fair because you want it to be. You can accept it for what it is or you can do something about it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2016

Amazing, the best series I've ever read.

I loved all the books but the fifth book is the best in my opinion. The narrator was good I feel like she brought out a depth to the series that the books just couldn't get.

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  • John Fahy
  • 30-12-2012

I loved this book.

If you could sum up The Dragonet Prophecy in three words, what would they be?

Plot,dragaons,and fight

What did you like best about this story?

I think the plot was amazing.

What about Shannon McManus’s performance did you like?

The way she expresed the emotion.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes once I started I didn't want to stop

Any additional comments?

I cant wait for the 2end book to come out

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  • Kevin
  • 28-05-2019

Great for my 10 year old?

So my son has now finished the entire Wings of Fire series. And I thought that since he loved it so much I would listen to it and get some insight into what he was really thinking about these books. I was a little shocked at what we had let him read. He is a voracious reader, and finding the mix between content and level is difficult. These are very violent, and often quite sad.

That having been said, the violence is amongst dragons who are well personified. You could easily forget that this is a fantasy world of dragons and think that you were listening to a group of young kids instead. The story is well told and I do not think that it is necessarily a bad thing that it is violent, it certainly is nothing compared to some of the video games his friends are playing (we don't do video games in our house really, it is tough to play what we don't own).

So to wrap up - yes it is violent, and scenes like the aftermath of the mudwings battles when they fly over the wreckage toward the end of the book, are a little disturbing, I am still glad I let him read the books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-2019

It's a miracle! My 10yr old is finally READING!

and cannot stop it.
The story in fast pace and "thrilling" !
I bought the box set of first 8 books, but I couldn't get my son to read. I then bought the Audible for book #1. We started to listen on our way to school and home, then yesterday I "forced" my son to read the book along the Audible. OMG, he was really reading it and couldn't stop. He begged for one more chapter after another till I had to force him to stop (9:40 PM). I tried it with Magic Tree House before and he'd wandered off.
I myself couldn't stop and cheated on my son. I listened to it all day at work yesterday even he told me to pause it after dropping him off. Interesting enough, I find myself resonate to many of the situations as a parent of 2 other teenage girls and now the twins are listening to it with their little brother.
I just finished the book (1) and have already bought Audible for book 2 & 3 last night. Off to the next one now!

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  • Kari L.
  • 30-01-2016

this is awesome

Get this book or audio book read it out is so good I even made a wings of fire club

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  • K. Pelletier
  • 21-11-2015

Complaint

Please get the second book of the wings of fire series in English. Thank you.

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  • David Thomas
  • 09-11-2019

Thrilling

I'm a twelve year old girl and I love this series! It has taken over my life. My friends think I have lost my mind since I totally freaked out in the library about how Ex-Queen Scarlet was totally the wrong color in the graphic novel and I swear I have been raging about it ever since. A boy at school was taunting me about it and I screamed "I am going to kill you!" and some other mindless threats, maybe about bullet ants like in the third group (well I mean, I was kidding. he knows me too well to not know that. LOL). My friends picked my up and dragged me over to the breezeway and threatened to throw me in the trash can until I calmed down. It was hilarious! But really, I have read every book in this series and they have taken over my life. I make Wings of Fire trading cards with my friends. Peril is on my wallpaper on my computer. I sing the Dragonet Song all the time to annoy my friends. I recite all the prophecies under my breath, from the Dragonet Prophecy to the Lost Continent Prophecy. I even drew Kinkajou on my math homework! I thought my teacher would be mad but she loved it. I laugh when Peril says something funny or when Queen Glory says something sarcastic. My heart pounds during all the suspenseful parts and the sad parts, like when Clay lay dying, telling Sunny that he would die over and over to save her and their friends, or when Sunny told Starflight that she could never love him like Fatespeaker did, and when Starflight laid next to Fatespeaker, thinking it was Sunny but hearing Fatespeaker's voice instead. My favorite character is Peril. She is so misundersood. I love how she talks and thinks, and I love how she and Clay are perfect together and she saved me a heart attack in the Brightest Night when she saved Clay's life after he got bitten by the deadly snake. My favorite part ( and my BFF's favorite part) was that hilarious part in Escaping Peril when Scarlet, Peril and Chameleon were all in the SkyWing Wingery and all the little dragonets were saying all these funny things about Scarlet's face, and like, oh my gosh, I could just imagine the look on Scarlet's "remnants of a face" (see The Hidden Kingdom). I love how Tui T. Sutherland can emphasize the different mindsets and personalities of all these incredible dragons, from sweet, goofy Clay to feisty Tsunami to sarcastic Queen Glory to worrying, bookish Starflight to sweet, courageous Sunny. From Moonwatcher to Sundew, she can do them all. I do have to say that the first group is my favorite. It seems the most like one continuous and suspenseful and emotional story than the second group (what happens to Starflight was so sad!). I know there have been other reviews complaining about the narrator and the voices she does, but I actually love it. She might be the best narrator, alongside Jack Black (Minecraft: The Island) and Macleod Andrews (The Warrior Cats). I love the different voices, from happy Sunny to vicious Scarlet (and I have to say, Scarlet would be much lower on my favorite villain list of it weren't for Shannon McMannus. "Excuse me?! Who is the one who got attacked by her own artwork? Who is the one who got blackmailed by her champion, mid-rescue?.... No, you don't count. You're weird." (see Winter Turning) I even love how she does the voices of the baby dragons, like Auklet and Bumblebee. (Bumblebee is adorable! "Smeebo! Smeebo! Yim yim yim! Ooh, Snoodoo! Eeenow! Eenow! Snoodoo, I sae da day!" (see The Hive Queen and The Poison Jungle). These audio books are calming, too. I either stay up until midnight listening to them or fall asleep halfway through the book. I have gotten so used to hearing these amazing dragons that I hear the Dragonet Prophecy in my head, for some strange reason. I legitimately memorized every prophecy and I can type them all out here, but I'm guessing no one wants to read all that. I typed them out once and emailed them to my BFF and she said she didn't even bother reading it. Yeah, I don't blame her. I can be really annoying when I want to be. But enough of my rambling! Go listen to the thrilling tale of the Dragonets of Destiny!
(And P.S., Thanks to Shannon McMannus, thrilling is my new favorite word. I mean, I really want at T-shirt that says "#thrilling". (And sorry if I spoiled anything for anyone new to Phyrria.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-2019

outstanding loved it

This was the best book I've heard yet it had all the parts to a great story. Would 100% recommend to anybody loved it so much and it is 8:32 hours long so a long fun book for what you want to do when listening. Would recommend other book in the series such as The Lost Heir. Overall this is an outstanding book for it's price!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-2018

Best narrator

This is a great book, and the Best narrated book i ever have heard! Looking forward to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Franliz
  • 02-07-2019

Do not read this book

The perfect book for people who are looking for a soppy feminist book that will make you throw up. This book is not as bad as the others.

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