A 2012 series of books written by Tui Sutherland, a member of the Erin Hunter
team. The series follows a group of young dragons who are the centre of a prophecy
, which states they will end the war that has engulfed their world in chaos. The first book, The Dragonet Prophecy
, was released in 2012 and details the dragonets' training with the Talons of Peace
and abrupt introduction to the war. The second book, The Lost Heir
, released in January, 2013, chronicles their ongoing search for their parents following the revelation that one of their members is a princess who was stolen from her parents.
The third book, The Hidden Kingdom
, follows their attempt to escape the war by retreating into neutral Rainwing territory, only to be forced back into the war.
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This series provides examples of:
- An Ice Person: The Icewing dragons breathe a freezing mist instead of fire.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Just look at the character sheet. Every single queen is The Caligula.
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Humans are called ‘Scavengers’.
- The Chosen Ones: The Dragonets and they aren't very enthusiastic about it.
- Enemy Civil War: Between the Sandwing queens and their allies.
- Evil Versus Evil: All three Sandwing queens are equally despicable, and even the leaders of the Talons of Peace are jerks. (In fact, the Big Good is an unapologetic racist.) The Talons get even worse when they decide to replace Glory and a few of the original dragonets with Flame and some false dragonets because they felt the originals are inadequate.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards the Rainwings, who are considered lazy due to their unusually long naps.
- Four Philosophy Ensemble:
- The Cynic: Glory
- The Optimist: Sunny
- The Realist: Tsunami
- The Apathetic: Starflight
- The Conflicted: Clay
- Hold Your Hippogriffs: 'Three moons', and ‘moons’ is a common exclamation of frustration.
- Incendiary Exponent: Most of the dragons can breathe fire (except the Seawings and Icewings, the former breathing underwater, while the latter breathes a cold wind. RainWings have no Breath Weapon at all. Turns out they can spit an acidic venom.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: The Series.
- Klingon Promotion: All dragon tribes' queens ( Except for the Rainwings') are decided when one of her daughters challenges her for the throne, and kills her in combat. The series' plot kicks off when the Sandwing queen is killed by a human, leaving her three daughters to go at war over which of them most deserves the throne.
- La Résistance: The Talons of Peace have brought the five dragonets together to help end the war. Needless to say, it doesn't end well.
- Our Dragons Are Different: And how!
- Sliding Scale of Animal Communication: Level 2
- The Sociopath: All the adult dragons, even those on the heroes' side, say that dragons are not supposed to feel empathy for others. (Though this is probably just propaganda to justify the war, since the dragonets are able to show empathy just fine.)