Wings of Fire, book seven, Winter Turning is a fantasy by Tui T. Sutherland and is about an IceWing named Winter who goes to the Jade Mountain Acadamy. Jade Mountain Acadamy is a school that the Dragonets of Destiny created after the war to try to bring peace between the tribes. Winter's sister, Icicle, tried (but did not succeed) to kill the Dragonets of Destiny for the evil Queen Scarlet in order to get back their long lost brother Hailstorm. When Winter realizes that Hailstorm is alive, after years of thinking that he was dead, he sets out to ask Queen Glacier of the IceWings (Winter's aunt) if he can bring the IceWing army to rescue Hailstorm. Instead Moonwatcher, (NightWing) Qibli (SandWing) and Kinkajou (RainWing) convince Winter that it would make more sense to follow Icicle and stop her from killing anyone else. They go to the Rainforest because they think that Icicle is most likely there. When they find her, Queen Glory of the RainWings and NightWings takes her prisoner for murder. Winter, Qibli, Moon and Kinkajou decide that they don't need to keep an eye on Icicle any more because Queen Glory has her safely asleep with a sleeping dart. They sneak out of the Rainforest to try to find Hailstorm before Queen Scarlet kills him. On the way they meet a very odd SkyWing named Pyrite who says that she might know where Queen Scarlet is. Pyrite helps to find Queen Scarlet and they find her but what if Hailstorm is in the strangest prison anyone could imagine? What if Hailstorm isn't actually Hailstorm at all?
Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7)
By Tui T. Sutherland
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Daring mission... or deadly mistake?
Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family his whole life. When his sister, Icicle, runs away from Jade Mountain Academy, fleeing terrible crimes and possibly planning to commit more, Winter knows that they both need a second chance to make things right -- if only he can find her.
Winter’s new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, won’t let him make this dangerous journey alone. They don’t seem to understand that IceWings, the most superior of all dragon tribes, can fix their own problems. When their search leads the dragonets straight into Queen Scarlet’s vicious talons, Winter is grateful to have some help. But even the bravest dragons can’t follow him to the Ice Kingdom, where he’ll have to face the greatest threat of all: his own family.
Book Reviews (50)
I have this, love this and completely love this. If you're a dragon lover like me, I totally recommend this! It has total 295 pages but I did manage in quite a few weeks . : )
This is an amazing book that I highly recommend.
I love this book. It is full of adventures and twists. After readings this book I felt that I have increased my vocabulary and I even got some idea’s for my own book! All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone who is interested in adventures or dragons. 😁😆
Amazing book I love the wings of fire series! ! ! ! Right now I'm on book 13 and so far it's really good
I love the cold.
This was one of the best books in my life! I'm still reading it but I love it! I hope everyone else will like it!!!😀😎😍😜🤓👍👍👍
I think wings of fire winter turning is the best book in the series I’ve read it eight times it is a very exciting adventure
Winter has tried his whole life to be of use to his family, but he has failed time and time again. When his sister reveals to him that his lost brother is alive, Winter is determined to find him, the only member of his family he loves. But he isn't counting on his new friends insisting to come along with him. This book is amazing. The author does a really good job of capturing Winter's constant heartbreak and self-loathing, and his new experiences with dragons he thought he couldn't trust.
Not The best of the series. But still quite good. The writing is wonderful. The world Sutherland has created is vibrant and complex and oh so amazing well thought out for a middle grade series. Or frankly, for ANY epic fantasy series. I loved finally getting to see the Icewing culture, even though it was terribly depressing & must be so hard on all those poor Icewing dragonets. I'm loving how far the Darkstalker legend has come, has been expanded for the ghost stories of the terrified Nightwings in book 5. And it was great getting to know these new dragonets better. (Although I still can't figure out why they are suddenly so loyal to each other after knowing each other for like 5 days.) The story itself was well crafted and fun, with hints of "oh my god, this stuff is kinda dark, why is it for kids?" Thrown in. Like all the other "Wings of Fire" books. But, sadly, I didn't find "Winter Turning" QUITE as enjoyable as previous books. And again, sadly, I had to give it only 3 stars instead of a super excited 5 or 4. Mostly, due to Winter himself. It was painful, being stuck in his head. :( so sad, because I usually love the tortured soul, angry & sad type heroes. I found him annoying and whiney and mean. Why did Moon spend so much time telling how good & great he is? All I saw was a super whiny little dragon. A hateful dragon. I get that he spent his whole life being told to basically hate all other tribes, (& having unpleasable parents) but come on. It was a bit over the top.... And then the over the top-ness of it was undermined by how quickly he got over it all. Although I did feel how much he missed and loved Hailstorm so that was good. He just wasn't a very likable character. :( I know that they don't always have to be, but I was so looking forward to this book and this character & I felt so let down. :/ It wasn't a bad book really. It just wasn't as great as it could have been. I felt Winter could have been a great character. But really he was just obnoxious. At least I only had to deal with one book in his point of view. The series is still one of my favorites, so I look forward to reading and reviewing the next book "Escaping Peril" Recommended to fans of dragons, the rest of the series, and lovers of epic fantasy.