The Brightest Night (Wings of Fire, Book 5)

Book 5 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.574378
The dragonets struggle to fulfill the prophecy and -- somehow -- end the war in this thrilling new installment of the bestselling WINGS OF FIRE series!

It all comes down to this: The Dragonets of Destiny must finally bring the epic war to an end, reconcile the seven tribes, and choose the next queen of Pyrrhia... and make it out alive.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on March 25, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545349222
ISBN-13: 9780545349222
75 Book Reviews
  • tepokacubuci
    tepokacubuci27 days55 stars
    This book is a TWO THUMBS UP. Amazing storyline! If you like Survivors, Seekers, or Warriors, this book is similar, and is SO GOOD. I personally have grown to love dragons because of this book! I have read the whole series, so I really, really recommend it!! Warning: This book consists of death and violence. If you are sensitive to those things I do not recommend this book for you.
    • tyzozugyperi
      tyzozugyperiabout 2 months55 stars
      “The Brightest Night”, the fifth book in the “Wings of Fire” series follows Sunny the Sandwing. Right away, she gets kidnapped by some mischievous Nightwings. They plan to sell her to Burn, one of the Sandwing sisters. Sunny soon escapes their grasp but decides to follow them. She later steals the Obsidian Mirror, a mirror that allows you to hear and (kind of) see other dragons. Sunny follows the Nightwings to the Scorpion Den where she meets the Outclaws, a group of Sandwings all protecting Thorn, their leader. A dragon named Six-Claws acts as sort of a bodyguard to Sunny. Soon, Sunny figures out that Thorn is related to her. Soon, though, a Sandwing named Addax tells everyone that there is a lethal snake in another room. Thorn goes to kill it while Addax kidnaps Sunny. Addax brings her to Burn’s Stronghold where she is taken prisoner by Smolder, the Sandwing sisters’ brother. Queen Scarlet, the former Skywing queen is also being held there. Sunny gets time outside sometimes, though. Later, Thorn and her army of Outclaws come to rescue Sunny. Sunny gets freed and escapes the stronghold. She then decides to let every Sandwing sister know to come and figure out who will be queen in a peaceful way. The rest is in Pyrrhia’s history. This book is extraordinary in many ways. If you like drama and surprises, this book (or book series) is for you. It gives you twists and turns to keep the book interesting and fun to read. Overall, this is a five-star book.
      • masteremilycool
        masteremilycool3 months55 stars
        I'm on book 13, and I love this series! This book is about sunny, the sandwing, she wants to fulfill the prophecy and find her parents!
        • lilyanderson
          lilyanderson4 months55 starsFeatured
          I think this is one of the most brilliant books to come of the series. The ending was truly satisfying. (SPOILED ALERT) but I think it was the perfect ending for all the chracters. I think Winter going off to Santuary and really finding himself is so important for him in terms of chracter growth and finding yourself. His whole life has been about the circles and rank and nobility, Now he's this free dragon that sudden;y doesn't really have a place in this world. And as frusturating as it was to see WInter join the fight, it totally makes sense and it shouldn't have gone any other way, Of course he's going to be loyal to his family. That's his whole ideology. And for Quibli. I think it was just perfect for the Jade Mountain Prophecy series to end with his POV becasie Quibliis just such a complex, intresting chracter that we get to explore as readers in this book, The fact that so much happens in just one book is incredible by itself but the readers POV is not one full of rage and revenge like WInter or Peril or scared and full of constant doubt like Turtle. I feel like this is a very close feel to the OG Dragonet Prophecy series. (Both are amazing though not comparing). And the fact that Moon chooses Quibli. We see although he's a very smart character, he still has the normal doubt over whether a girl likes him or the other dashing hero. Of course his mind would go to WInter although he's obviously in love with Moon as we can see when they arrive at the old NIght Kingdom. I think he's also the better choice for Moon because he really sees Mooon for who she is. And the fact that it leaves off on a cliffhanger. This book has so many layers and so mnay things that I can talk about this book for hours. But to sum all this up, Darkness of Dragons is one of the best books (in my opinion) out of all the WIngs of FIre books and might even be on my all time favorite list.
          • newsreader277
            newsreader2774 months55 stars
            • newsreader277
              newsreader2774 months55 stars
              An excellent way to end the first part yet still leaving many mysteries to be solved at the same time. It is very good.
              • edwardhp101010
                edwardhp1010105 months55 stars
                It was on of the best in the series just because I really like the Sunny dragon.
                • celebang
                  celebang8 months44 stars
                  Sunny's friends always thought of her as a little sister, someone who couldn't do anything without them, but they are proven wring when Sunny is captured by mysterious Nightwings and forced to stand alone for the first time, almost single-handedly ending the war. This book transitions nicely from wrapping up the storyline of the first arc to beginning the second arc in the epilogue.
                  • vampire_blood
                    vampire_blood8 months55 stars
                    I love this book❤ I found Wings of Fire at the San Matep Main Libary . I read it because my friend, said it was good so I read it. Anyways , this is my fav book from Wings of Fire. I like it because Sunny found her mother and learned the truth about her , also near the end they chose. . . . . . . . .*licks blood snack. . .*the new queen for the sandwing (sorry if I spoiled some sorrrryyyyyy. Anyways thanks so much for reading this *found BLLLOOODDD*(plzz ignore) thxs bye and again thanks for reading
                    • adroit_avimimus
                      adroit_avimimus9 months55 stars
                      This is the fifth book in the Wings of Fire series and wraps up the main storyline of this series so far while starting a new one. It was an excellent continuation of this series. I really enjoyed it. This book follows Sunny. Right off the bat Sunny is kidnapped by some NightWings, but she quickly escapes and ends up exploring the SandWing region and searching for her parents on her own. Sunny has many adventures and uncovers many secrets. In the end a new Queen for the SandWings will be chosen. Who will that Queen be and what sort of fallout will that decision result in? I have been reading this series because I love dragons. While I still think kids will enjoy this series more than adults, this series has grown on me. It's really well written and as the series has continued I have started to enjoy it more and more. There is a lot of adventure and action in these books. All the characters are dragons and they are all characters I have come to love over the course of this series. Sunny is an excellent character and I really enjoyed reading about things from her perspective. Sunny it the little dragon and the happy dragon. Her friends love her but always underestimate her. This is the book where we get to see how tough Sunny is and watch her explore her full potential. Additionally the Scavengers are in this book a lot more. A long time ago I figured out that the Scavengers were humans. We see a lot more about the Scavengers past and lives. This makes me think that the Scavengers will play a larger role in future books and also that the history of the Scavengers is most likely going to influence or has influenced this world in a big way. I am very curious to see how this series progresses. It sounds like book 6 in the series starts a different storyline. This book did wrap up the whole Dragonet Prophecy storyline really well and hinted at what the new storyline will be about. Overall I really enjoyed this book a lot. It does an excellent job of wrapping up the Dragonet Prophecy story arc. These books remind of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, but are better written in my opinion. I think middle grade readers who enjoy fantasy should definitely check this series out. It is a series I think middle grade readers will enjoy more than adults. If you are an adult I would recommend checking out Sutherland’s Menagerie series; I feel like that is a fantasy series that adults can get into a bit better. I look forward to reading the sixth book in this series.