The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11)

Hot
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
4039 0
The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11)
Age Range
8+
Release Date
June 26, 2018
ISBN
978-1338214437
Buy This Book
      
For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons' planet -- another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there's never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales.

Until now.

Because it turns out the stories are true.

And the other tribes are coming.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Beware the Metamorphosis
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Blue and his sister Luna are very close to going through metamorphosis, after which they will be given jobs and have a very different life. Blue is a rule follower and thinks that his life in Pantala is pretty good. Sure, it would be nice if the HiveWings were nicer and the SilkWings had more freedom, and if his father hadn't disappeared right after his birth, but those are minor issues compared to safety and order. When Luna starts to feel poorly while undergoing metamorphosis, the siblings realize it is because she is a very rare FlameSilk, which the HiveWings consider a dangerous threat and turn over to Queen Wasp. Blue, while he wants to do what he is told, thinks this is a bad plan, and tries to rescue his sister. Luckily, he runs into Cricket, a HiveWing who does not get sucked into the HiveWing mind when they are all told to capture Blue. Cricket is a quirky, talkative creature, and so interested in Blue that she's glad to help him out. Along with Swordtail, who loves Luna and whom the two rescue from the suspended animation he is held in as punishment, they head toward the home of the Queen Wasp to rescue Luna. They also run into a family of LeafWings, who are supposedly extinct, and they threaten to kill the dragonets unless they bring the Book of Clearsight back with them. With the help of their daughter, Sundew, Blue and Cricket venture deep into the lair of the HiveWings and their queen, find the librarian, who is in thrall to the wicked queen, manage to get the book, and find other secrets as well. Clearly, things won't be able to stay as they are, and as Blue approaches his metamorphosis, he knows that when he awakens, he will have a lot of work to do, work that might point him in the direction of the Lost Continent and other secrets that have been long suppressed in his society.
Good Points
While I am not a fan of long series involving different factions of dragons who all must fight the good fight, I can see the appeal of these books. My students are tremendously addicted to the Wings of Fire Series as well as the other series Sutherland helps to write, the Warrior Cats books. The arrival of the newest book is always a celebration.

The characters are fun and spunky, and have delightful quirks that help readers root for them even when they are a little misguided. Blue's optimism in the face of completely unpleasant living conditions is rather charming, as is his constant battle with following rules when that means dragons he love might not be saved. Cricket, as an "evil" HiveWing shatters Blue's perceptions and endears herself to him by wanting to help him, asking relentless questions, and having secrets her own people don't understand, like growing an extinct tree in her class terrarium project! Swordtail's devotion is touching, and Luna's confusion and fear at undergoing a major change under less than optimal conditions is something which young readers will understand.

The world building is also solid. My best friend in middle school was a huge fan of McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, and was constantly going on and on about different facets of their world. The Lost Continent describes and defines and unique and well constructed dragon world, starting with a map of regions at the beginning, along with the back history of Clearsight and descriptions of the different kinds of dragons. These are the details that readers who want to submerge themselves in imaginary worlds crave, memorize, and endlessly repeat in conversations with other fans.

There's plenty of adventure, traveling across the dragon world, danger, and occasional breaks for honey drops and other delicacies. This series is easier for me to follow than the Warriors, since there is generally a more defined quest centered on a main character with fewer supporting ones. Fans of Park's Wing and Claw series, Rocha's Secrets of Bearhaven and Kathryn Lasky's series like The Guardians of Ga'Hoole or Bears of the Ice will find this newest volume in the Wings of Fire series a worthy follow up to previous volumes.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 1 1

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Peppermint Post
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
'Twas the night before Christmas, when the North Pole's Peppermint...
Stolen from the Studio (Case Closed, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lauren Magaziner’s hilarious and high-stakes middle grade series gets a...
The Wizenard Series: Season One
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Reggie has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about...
TURBO Racers: Escape Velocity
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Fast and the Furious meets Transformers in the second...
Bread Lab!
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
It’s a sleepy Saturday morning for most people, but not...
A Thousand No's
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
This empowering picture book teaches readers that even great ideas...
Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The hilarious sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller,...
Sharko and Hippo
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
With tongue-twisty wordplay and escalating absurdity, this is a fall-down-funny...
The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A LOVE POEM FROM A FATHER TO HIS TWO SONS,...
The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Kings become outcasts and lovers become foes in The Faithless...
Zora's Zucchini
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting,...
Libby Loves Science
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Libby loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, a companion...
The Hidden Rainbow
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
All the colors of the rainbow are hidden in the...
The Places We Sleep
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A family divided, a country going to war, and a...
Chasing Starlight
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood!...
Crossing Lines
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Midwestern high school seniors and swim teammates Alli and Brandon...

Latest Member Reviews

The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow, #2)
 
5.0
"THE FAITHLESS HAWK is one of my favorite reads of 2020. I laughed, I sighed, I cried, and this book..."
Dating Makes Perfect
 
5.0
"DATING MAKES PERFECT is a beautifully written YA contemporary romance that had me grinning from ear-to-ear. Winnie has two older..."
Chasing Starlight
 
4.0
"WHAT I LOVED: We think of the glitz, glamorous mega-stars, and classic movies when we think of the Golden Age..."
The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2)
 
4.0
"Alice Proserpine thought she was mostly back to “normal” life after breaking from her story in the Hinterland, but when..."
Everything I Thought I Knew
 
4.3
"What worked: Intriguing plot of Chloe, a seventeen-year-old super-achiever, who ends up collapsing during her senior year in high school..."
The Adventurers Guild: Night of Dangers
 
5.0
"THE ADVENTURERS GUILD: NIGHT OF DANGERS by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos is the culmination of a Middle Grade..."
The Pros of Cons
 
4.0
"WHAT I LOVED: I genuinely can't imagine four different events happening simultaneously in the same complex, but it happens..."
BRB I'm Going to Disneyland
 
4.0
"'BRB: I'm Going to Disneyland' by Courtney Carbone is a cute, quick read. As a novel written in texts, emails,..."
He Must Like You
 
5.0
"'He Must Like You' by Danielle Younge-Ullman is an intensely provocative look at the various ways in which consent, upset,..."
How the Stars Came to Be
 
5.0
"Reviewed for YA Books Central Beautiful in every aspect. The book: This is a story about how the..."
Unscripted
 
5.0
"A book so real it can be u comfortable at times. The story: Zelda doesn’t have a..."
The Dark Tide
 
5.0
"THE DARK TIDE is an enthralling and atmospheric YA fantasy read. We follow Lina, a townsperson, and Eva, the witch..."
Where Dreams Descend
 
4.0
"What worked: Beautifully written tale where a girl performer breaks away from her cage and enters a competition of magicians..."
The Black Kids
 
5.0
"THE BLACK KIDS is a really poignant read that ties history to the present. Ashley is a senior in high..."
What Goes Up
 
3.3
"'What Goes Up' by Christine Heppermann is a quick read, as it is a novel-in-verse, a format that can be..."
They Wish They Were Us
 
4.3
"THEY WISH THEY WERE US is an engaging YA thriller reminiscent of GOSSIP GIRLS. The book follows Jill, who had..."
Roaring
 
3.0
"ROARING takes place in the 1920s- with a twist. Monsters, sirens, minotaurs, basilisks, and more, exist, and they are woven..."
More Than Just a Pretty Face
 
5.0
"MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE is a fantastic YA contemporary romance that follows Danyal during his senior year of..."
You Say It First
 
3.3
"'You Say It First' is easily one of those books you will either love or hate. My feelings fell somewhere..."
Court of Lions (Mirage, #2)
 
5.0
"COURT OF LIONS finishes the MIRAGE duology with aplomb. This YA fantasy series takes us to another planet and the..."