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Escaping Peril

Wings of Fire, Book 8
Written by: Tui T. Sutherland
Narrated by: Shannon McManus
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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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 is 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.

©2016 Tui T. Sutherland (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

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  • T
  • 2017-08-07

Alternate title: How To Make Up For 2555+ Murders

Peril's story is incredible and, at times, incredibly disturbing. In this book, Tui T Sutherland takes the opportunity to cement herself as a veritable Queen of Characterization; Peril goes through two personality changes while we're in her head and each one FEELS distinct. Some writers can't even pull this off for entirely different characters, so good on you Tui T.

It did feel like this continued for a few chapters after its ending but the real ending - or should I say Legitimately Terrifying Hook To Make Me Buy The Next Installment Oh My God - made up for it.

I liked the exploration of Peril's condition and everything that entails, though I'm still left wondering what would happen to her if an IceWing shot ice breath right down her throat. Would that help? Maybe? And it's pretty entertaining to watch Peril, with her warped sense of right and wrong, try to make good decisions. Like "no, sweetie, that's not right at a- and she's doing it. nice." You understand why she is this way and, even though you root for her, it's something of a spectacle to see the growing pains as her character develops.

And yeah, the narration on this was excellent again. That's especially evident when we get to hear Moon again after the whole thing being in Peril's voice. Distinct voices for distinct characters; the author and performer were matched pretty well with these books, I think.

I can hardly wait to read the next one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-01-06

The one about my favorite Skywing! Peril!

This is a great book with a great reader. This series is a like a young adult Game of Thrones, but with a great moral on and working together.

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  • Lily Chen
  • 2019-03-19

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This is the best book series EVER!I love it!I can’t wait for The poison jungle to come out!

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  • David Thomas
  • 2019-11-27

Thrilling! The Best Book Ever!

When I first started reading Wings of Fire with The Dragonet Prophecy, I fell in love with this series. Somehow, when I first read about Peril, even way back when she was Scarlet's champion, I knew she was going to be my favorite. She has remained my favorite to this day, so you can imagine my reaction when I saw that she had her own book. I have finished the series now, and yes, I have read them in order, and this is my absolute favorite book, by far. It's not just my favorite in this series, but it's my favorite book that I have ever read (and I'm a twelve year old girl who loves to read!). Shannon McMannus is perfect for these books, even though some people find her vibe distracting. Personally, I find it very nice. This may come as a shock to some people, but one of my favorite voices that she does is Scarlet's. It would be incredibly annoying if someone actually talked like that, but I love how it fits her so well, because she is incredibly annoying at times. I also like the voices of Peril, Kinkajou, Queen Glory, and of course, Clay. My favorite part of both this book and the whole series is when they're in the dragonet wingery and the little baby dragons are just roasting Scarlet and she's just like omigosh how dare you. But I do have to say, one part almost gave me a heart attack (not as bad as the one in The Brightest Night when Clay almost died, but still) when Scarlet made it look like she killed Queen Glory, but I won't spoil too much of that. I'm glad she didn't really do that, though. That would be depressing. But I love how the author can really get into the characters ' heads. Sometimes it's really easy to just close your eyes and forget where you are and imagine that you are the dragon. I love Peril's personality, how she talks to herself and her friends and enemies. I love how she isn't afraid to defend her friends, and go out into the unknown to brave who knows what. Yes, she can be overconfident at times, and yes, violent and aggressive, but she can also be courageous, and I think that her quest to defeat Scarlet was a good thing, but once again, I won't spoil too much. Turtle kind of reminds me of one of my friends. He can be awkward and yes, cowardly and obnoxious sometimes, but he has good intentions, even when he fumbles and things go wrong, and he is persistent. I really hope Clay and Peril are always together forever and ever and have lots of cute little dragonets and live happily ever after. They're one of my favorite couples in Wings of Fire, because they're perfect for each other and they're so cute together. ☺ Wings of Fire forever!

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  • Jessica E. Kierstead
  • 2019-05-16

its great over all but there are a few issues

its great but the issues I see are
1.clay gets hurt by peril and flinches but in book one he didn't feel any pain
2.well not for this book but in the story line snowfox was queen diamonds daughter and generations of dragons can come across without animus powers but the ice wings would have animus powers still just every few generations if you want a full conversation then on face book at Steven nonya

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-02-13

AWESOME, AMAZING, BRILLIANT, EPICMUST READ SERIES!

This was an AWESOME, AMAZING and EPIC book. It keeps one engaged and wanting to know what happens next in the story. And you will want to continue with the next book in the series right away! I highly recommend it! Well worth the read! AWESOME, AMAZING, BRILLIANT, EPIC and MUST READ SERIES!

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  • Emily Lowery
  • 2018-11-16

OMGOSH SO GOOD!!!😍😍😍

So good listen to now!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it pair is awesome and so nice SHE HAS A DAD!!😮🐍

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  • horsecrazy
  • 2018-09-27

Great read for adults too

I bought this for my 11 year old but I got hooked. This is a great series. Tough like issues but with a focus to figure out what is right.

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  • hayhnh
  • 2018-08-06

loved it

We listened to it in the car on a road trip and my boys didn't complain as to when we were going to get to our destination.

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  • Tracey
  • 2018-07-02

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!

this book has funny sad scary happy weird romantic and heroic all in one i would recommend this to anyone who loves this kind of stuff.