First Pages: Wings of Fire, The Dragonet Prophecy
First Pages/First Lines for Wings of Fire
There it is: the Wings of Fire series starts with the underdog. And who doesn't want to root for the underdog? Besides the fact that the first few pages of the novel are actually illustrations of the different types of dragons, and THEN, we get this mysterious 'Dragonet Prophecy' (see below) and THEN we get a lovely and intriguing prologue, when we get to the actual true beginning of The Dragonet Prophecy, we start off with a dragon who wants to be a hero.
I can see right away why my Bookworm girls were sucked into this series. Somehow even though I've posted a million Bookstagram pics of the series, I haven't posted about it on the blog so I thought The Dragonet Prophecy was the perfect book to start off February with our First Pages series. If your little one isn't already into dragons, they may enjoy this series anyway just to learn about the different groups of dragons. Also, since I'm always hearing quotes from my girls and often being read long sections of text, I've discovered that Sutherland has a knack for witty and sarcastic dialogue that will have your little one giggling and laughing out loud.
I'm really surprised that I cannot recite the Dragonet Prophecy in my sleep. I've heard it enough. My bookworm girls definitely can. In fact, Little Lion recited it for one of her monthly 'poems' at school. :D
In sum, we have a map, a guide to the various dragons of Pyrrhia, a prophecy, a mysterious prologue, and an underdog hero—a great way to start a novel!
As a bonus, today is World Read Aloud Day! The Wings of Fire books are excellent books to read aloud, unless you really have a problem with sarcasm. And humor.
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Do you have a suggestion for our First Pages/First Lines series? I am dissecting first pages on the first of every month. Let me know your suggestions in the comments section.