This book is one of the most interesting book in the series. I like the way the auther has layed out the story. I like the twist when Glory becomes QUEEN. Its a fast-paced fantasy story about a RainWings triumph.
i loved this book so much when my mum was telling me to go to bed i would never put it down and do some secret reading at night! (sorry mum, it's just the a super good book!!) i loved the part where the night wings capture the rainwings and stow them away on their volcanic island i mean rainwings are cool its just it put loads of great action into the story and makes it so intresting because apparently rainwings are the laziest dragons and cant fight, but i loved it because i discovered that the rainwings shoot venom. also if a rainwing shoots venom at a piece of bark and another one shoots it at the same bark and the venom stops then they are related! they change queen like every month!
thank you Tui for another great book!! read the rest of the series
In "The Hidden Kingdom" the dragonets journey all over the place but most of the story is spent in the rainforest where the RainWings live. The story is told from the perspective of Glory, the RainWing whose egg was co-opted into the dragonets of destiny troop at the last moment when one of the five stolen eggs was destroyed. As the prophecy doesn't make any reference to a RainWing and she was only selected to make up the numbers, Glory has always been looking for her place in the world and going back to the rainforest gives her the chance to see others of her tribe and to see what her life would have been like if she had never been stolen. There is no doubt that her life would have been completely different - the RainWings have a relaxed almost hippie style of life that Glory finds interesting but a bit frustrating when she wants to try to get things done. And in each of the previous books so far one of the main quests for each dragonet - Clay in the first book and Tsunami in the second - is to find out who their parents are and if they have been missed and mourned. Glory is shocked to find out that the RainWings pool their eggs together in a big hatchery so no one knows who her parents or relatives were, or even noticed that an egg had been taken so no one has missed or mourned her at all.
This has the usual twists and turns and the little points of detail that are a delight in Tui T Sutherland's writing. I particularly liked that the RainWings eat fruit and the sloths that the dragonets think must be food when they first visit the rainforest are actually the beloved pets of the RainWings. Fortunately they find this out before hungry Clay makes any awkward mistakes.
This is another excellent book in the series. Now all I need in my life is a pet sloth. And more books in this series, of course.