Escaping Peril (Wings of Fire, Book 8)

Book 8 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.361434
Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now, Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day, no matter what it takes.

There's just one problem: a strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarlet and haven't returned. Peril is worried that she might accidentally burn Turtle -- or burn him on purpose, for being so annoying -- and frustrated that she keeps saying and doing the wrong things. She can't escape her firescales, and she can't escape her reputation as the deadliest dragon in Pyrrhia.

So when she's offered a chance to trade everything for a second chance, Peril has to decide who she's really loyal to . . . and whether her own scales might actually be worth saving.



Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on December 29, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545685443
ISBN-13: 9780545685443
53 Book Reviews
  • menotlemon
    menotlemonabout 1 month55 stars
    This is one of the best arch 2 books HANDS DOWN Peril is just such a cool character and I'm glad she got her own book. She is trying not to be evil (even though Scarlet wants her to be) and is trying to be a normal not evil dragon. Not a lot to say without spoiling though. I would say a lot but I don't wanna spoil.
    • hewouwu
      hewouwu4 months44 stars
      Its a pretty good book. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars because winters and moons books were better. Its a great book though!
      • celebang
        celebang7 months33 stars
        Peril's book is okay, but not quite full of excitement as I would have liked. However, there are a few surprises during this book, and Peril is a very funny character. Not my favorite though.
        • adroit_avimimus
          adroit_avimimus9 months44 stars
          What a fantastic installment to the Wings of Fire series! I love Peril, and her book was everything I wanted it to be. I did lower my rating a bit because while this was definitely my favorite of the series I think the writing was just a bit too young to be a full five star book, but high 4 stars! This book started off strong, the prologue went off with a bang and a level of intensity I was not expecting. I was immediately impressed how spot on Tui got Peril’s point of view! When we have these assassin type characters in middle grade the author usually tends to avoid the gory details, but that wasn’t the case at all. Dare I say it; Peril was more of a killer than Celaena (from Throne of Glass)! I wasn’t expecting Peril to be so young sounding, but I think it worked in her favor. I was able to easily sympathize with her character, but at the same time readers get to see how naïve and childish her thought process is. I was kind of annoyed with Clay. I think he was sending Peril some seriously mixed messages, which isn’t fair to her. Peril is so infatuated with him in the start that she’s almost delusional, but I think we’ve all been there once or twice when it comes to having a crush. In a way Peril kind of reminded me of Cress from The Lunar Chronicles. I mean, their personalities are totally different but they both had that way of idealizing/romanticizing their crush. I mentioned before that I found Peril to be a very sympathetic character. When we would get glimpses of her upbringing or when people would talk stuff about her I kind of just wanted to give Peril a hug, but that probably wouldn’t work out too well for me with the firescales and all… I found her super relatable as well. Turtle and Peril are just adorable! They’re super socially awkward but in a way that’s super cute. Their banter was great as well. I hope their relationship stays platonic; I don’t feel like they fit romantically. I have to say I grew really attached to Peril throughout the story. I was like “Peril, no, you were having such great character development!” when she went with Scarlet and when she ended up making the right choice I was so proud of her! I really like the dynamic of the group, actually quite a bit more than the original group, and I love the bonds between the characters. The plot is a lot deeper than I thought and has obviously been planned out since the beginning of the series. I thought the ending was fantastic, and I am eagerly awaiting the next book (which I believe is from Turtle’s POV). I can’t wait to see where this series go from here!
          • jack_major_pro
            jack_major_proabout 1 year
            i love every book in the series so i can say that i love the whole series and am not biased to any book
            • happy_man
              happy_manabout 1 year55 stars
              Peril has always been different. From the moment she hatched she was different. Along time ago Peril fell into Queen Scarlet's talons. Queen Scarlet made her do some unforgettable things. On her quest to become normal and hopefully to make a friend Peril meets her father who has a big secret. She also meets Turtle, Moon, Qibli and Winter. Peril is happy she made friends........ Suddenly, Scarlet has taken over and has challenged queen Ruby, her daughter to the throne. But something doesn't seem right. Meanwhile Moon is going to free a dragon legend from the depths of a mountain, but she finds some unforgivable things........ Everyone is panicking! Can Peril stop Moon before it's too late? Can she rewrite her past and be a new dragon? Or will Peril bring Peril to Pyrrhia? Find out in, Wings of Fire #8: Escaping Peril!
              • kindnesstips
                kindnesstipsover 1 year
                Hi so I want to read it because it looks cool bro
                • Fan of books over 1 year
                  I am a fan of books but, the Wings of Fire collection is my most favorite one yet. Book 8 is really good because it says more about Peril. One of my favorite things about the Wings of Fire collection (not graphic novel) is that you get to learn more about each dragon.
                  • woflover
                    wofloverover 1 year44 stars
                    peril is a good character, she is loyal to clay. though..... she does seem to like turtle too.......
                    • wingsofirehd
                      wingsofirehdover 1 year55 stars
                      I love wings of fire so much all I want is to have the complete colection:I've read the first eight books at least ten times each.