The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire #2)

by Tui T. Sutherland

Conditional Recommendation: Told from the perspective of Tsunami the SeaWing, the five dragonets of the prophecy travel to the kingdom of the sea in search of Tsunami’s parents and discover mystery and intrigue.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Wings of Fire, Book Two
Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2013)

Genre: Fantasy

In this book, besides loving the cover, I enjoyed the mystery, discovery, and the culture shock Tsunami experiences being in the SeaWing Kingdom—underwater being vastly different from the cave under the mountain where she grew up. The suspense of the mystery was fun to read, the new world fun to explore, and the new perspective an interesting experience.

Read Before This Book:

The Dragonet Prophecy (#1)

Summary from the Publisher

The Wings of Fire saga continues with a thrilling underwater adventure—and a mystery that will change everything! The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last . . . she can’t believe it’s finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami’s triumphant return doesn’t go quite the way she’d imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen’s heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target. The dragonets came to the SeaWings for protection, but this ocean hides secrets, betrayal—and perhaps even death.

Memorable Characters

Tsunami is the most vicious and antagonistic of the dragonets—she was trained to be that way and she has a natural bent toward taking matters into her own claws by sheer force. Where the first book was more about world building than the character development of Clay, this book has more room for the main character to grow. And grow she does. Tsunami has always thought that violence was a way of life for dragons, but after her experiences in the Sky Kingdom her tune began to change. She is still quick to act and not afraid of a fight, but she’s also softer and willing to observe and learn the pros and cons of how her mother rules her kingdom. Tsunami comes away from the whole home-going experience as a better team player with a more level head on her shoulders.

We don’t see as much of the other dragonets in this book because all the time spent in the Kingdom of the Sea is underwater and Tsunami is the only one who can breathe there.

An Enduring Theme

The theme of family and friendship continues in this book. Tsunami meets her mother and wants a relationship with her even if she’s overprotective. She also discovers she has a little sister whom she quickly comes to love. But blood bonds aside, Tsunami learns that she has a family with her dragonet friends that’s just as precious.

Well-Conceived Plot

There are several mysteries in this book that quickly hook the reader in. They make for an engaging plot and a story you don’t want to put down, which is a fun reading experience.

Recommendation Note

Dragon violence and Tsunami is independent and has attitude.

Books I Recommend in the Series
The Hidden Kingdom (#3)
The Dark Secret (#4)

The Brightest Night (#5)

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