The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire, Book 3)

Book 3 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.167755
The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues!

Deep in the rainforest, danger awaits . . .

The dragonets of destiny aren't sure what to expect in the RainWing kingdom - Glory hopes to learn more about her family, and since the RainWings aren't fighting in the war, all five dragonets think they might be able to hide safely for a while.

But something deadly is stalking the peaceful kingdom, and the dragonets soon discover that RainWings have been mysteriously disappearing from the forest. When the RainWing queen won't do anything to find her missing tribe members, Glory and her friends set off on their own rescue mission - which leads them right back into enemy territory. . . .
Paperback, 336 pages
Published on February 25, 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545349257
ISBN-13: 9780545349253
105 Book Reviews
  • atroit_avimimus
    atroit_avimimus18 days44 stars
    The Hidden Kingdom is the third book of the book series called Wings of Fire it is about the five dragonets Sunny, Tsunami, Starflight, Glory, and Clay. These dragons are trying to fulfill their prophecy. The protagonist is Queen Glory, the replacement RainWing Dragonet of Destiny. The conflict of this story is that the dragonets go to Glory's tribe seeking help for their guardian webs, but are trying to be killed by another dragon named Deathbringer, and have found that dragons have been disappearing into thin air. The dragonets visit most of the kingdom's including the Mud kingdom, Rainforest knigdom, Ice kingdom, Kingdom of Sand, and Nightwing island. What I liked about this book is when the dragonets are traveling from kingdom to kingdom. Though it stumbles near the end, this novel delivers on the fast-paced fun, action and wonder that characterizes the series. The dragonets are heading to find Glory's home, the rainforest, and she's sure there's more to her tribe than being lazy, as they are often labeled. When they get there, the find the RainWings are a peaceful and good tribe, so good they're being careless and lazy, while a mysterious monster is dissappearing RainWing dragons. Though many readers didn't like Glory that much, I always liked her from the beginning, she was the underdog, often mistreated and despised by the guardians, but she's also very resilient and the troupe's queen of snark. Her ever-changing scales also made her very and beautiful to imagine, like a mood changing chameleon and what's cooler than that? Plus, her deadly venom made her a force to be reckoned with. Here, her POV novel, she shines and rises to the ocassion, demonstrating she can be a worthy fighter and spy, but also a compassionate character under her frosty exterior. The rainforest was a great scenario and, just like last time, it was pure joy imagining how this fantasy world is. It was also refreshing to not see the dragonets held in prison and dragons that aren't crazy psychotic killing machines. The mystery this time was much more cryptic and magical, and the quest sends the dragonets to the SandWing and IceWing kingdoms. Last time, I could guess how the mystery was going to develop, even though I didn't knew the culprit, this time however, it was difficult to imagine and outcome with all the twist and turns introduced. While the first novel was all about the overarching plot and the second was more self contained, this one tries to bridge those two extremes, but in the process it plummets hard on its final quarter. After the mystery is resolved and everything is set up for an action packed finale, we are instead given visions that harken back to book one, and add little, and an overextended and predictable contest that could've been resolved in a chapter or two. Thus, the novel feels incomplete, as its resolution is left as a big cliffhanger. I am, however, still intrigued by what's going to happen and how Glory's role within story is going to be played out.I would reccomend this book to people who like adventerous books, and action books.
    • rubygirllover
      rubygirllover28 days55 stars
      I've never read the book but i hear good things about it
      • disecoza-163008981902
        I love this book I am going to read this to my sister she is going to love ittttttttt!
        • firedroplet
          firedropletabout 2 months44 stars
          This book is one of my favorite books in the series. I liked this book because I prefer fiction over nonfiction. This book is about a dragonet named Glory. She goes through a lot of action with her friends.
          • lololpop1233
            lololpop12333 months55 stars
            love the whole series. In this book a Rainwing named Glory is showing Clay, Tsunami, Sunny and Starflight that Rainwings are not lazy creatures
            • love-art
              love-art3 months55 stars
              Great!
              • riyana
                riyana4 months55 stars
                I love books about Dragons
                • pudgyjeon
                  pudgyjeon4 months55 starsFeatured
                  When Rainwings start to go missing, Glory starts to take action. In the middle of the search they find a tunnel that leads to the Sandwing territory. This book is my favorite book in the series so far! Probably one of the reasons I liked this book is because it fits in the mystery genre. Out of all the characters in the series, Glory is my favorite character because of how she tries to prove that Rainwings are not lazy. I really enjoyed being able to see the story from Glory's point of view, because she has interesting opinions and thoughts. I also really liked the plot twist, which you probably would've never guessed was coming! One thing though, is that I really didn't like the ending. I would recommend this book for ages second graders and up, mainly because of the length of the book. In conclusion, this book was really good!
                  • majesticswan
                    majesticswan7 months55 stars
                    In the third book of Wings of Fire, we continue with Glory, the Rainwing of the Dragonets of Destiny, and the replacement for the lost Skywing. Her whole life, she has been called lazy and dumb, when she is clearly not. When the Dragonets travel to the Rainforest to find Glory's family and help their guardian, Webs, recover, Glory is determent to prove that her tribe is not the lazy, fruit-eaters the other tribes believe they are. The Rainforest holds many deadly secrets, and will the Dragonets come out alive in order to fulfill the prophecy?
                    • majesticswan
                      majesticswan7 months55 stars
                      In the third book of Wings of Fire, we continue with Glory, the Rainwing of the Dragonets of Destiny, and the replacement for the lost Skywing. Her whole life, she has been called lazy and dumb, when she is clearly not. When the Dragonets travel to the Rainforest to find Glory's family and help their guardian, Webs, recover, Glory is determent to prove that her tribe is not the lazy, fruit-eaters the other tribes believe they are. The Rainforest holds many deadly secrets, and will the Dragonets come out alive in order to fulfill the prophecy?