Moon Rising (Wings of Fire, Book 6)

Book 6 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.370010
The New York Times-bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny!

Peace has come to Pyrrhia . . . for now.

The war between the tribes is finally over, and now the dragonets of the prophecy have a plan for lasting peace: Jade Mountain Academy, a school that will gather dragonets from all the tribes and teach them to live together, perhaps even as friends.

Moonwatcher isn’t sure how she feels about school, however. Hidden in the rainforest for most of her life, the young NightWing has an awful secret. She can read minds, and even see the future. Living in a cave with dozens of other dragons is noisy, exhausting--and dangerous.

In just a few days, Moon finds herself overwhelmed by her secret powers and bombarded by strange thoughts, including those of a mysterious dragon who might be a terrible enemy. And when someone starts attacking dragons within the academy, Moon has a choice to make: Stay hidden and safe? Or risk everything to save her new friends?
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on December 30, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545685346
ISBN-13: 9780545685344
71 Book Reviews
  • coolkid16
    coolkid163 months
    This is a great book. I think it’s because it has some mind reading in it and there’s dark stalker, and kinkajuo is really funny.
    • teawantcookies
      teawantcookies4 months55 stars
      THIS IS MY FAVORITE!! I defiantly recommend this book! I love Moon! [SPOILER WARNING!!] Moon was born and hidden in the rainforest, apart from the other NightWings. Then, a school called 'Jade Mountain School' was opened, should she go?...
      • teawantcookies
        teawantcookies4 months55 stars
        • taylorissus
          taylorissus9 months55 stars
          I love wings of Fire
          • horsegirl4life
            horsegirl4life9 months55 stars
            • masteremilycool
              masteremilycool11 months55 stars
              Amazing book I love the wings of fire series! ! ! ! Right now I'm on book 13 and so far it's really good
              • hewouwu
                hewouwuabout 1 year55 stars
                This is one of my favorite books in the wings of fire series. I won't spoil but its great!
                • edwardhp101010
                  edwardhp101010about 1 year55 stars
                  great series things get good at number 6
                  • celebang
                    celebangover 1 year55 stars
                    The dragonets of Destiny have invited Moonwatcher, a young NightWing hatched with the mysterious NightWing powers, to their new school as part of the first 35 students. Moon's mother is thrilled, but Moon is uncertain. What if someone finds out? Will anyone like her? She builds string friendships and uncovers a lonely dragon that only she can speak to. This is a great book, and nicely starts off the second arc.
                    • adroit_avimimus
                      adroit_avimimusover 1 year55 stars
                      The previous dragonets of destiny have stopped the war, and have decided to build an academy to teach younger dragons to get along better than their ancestors, so another war like that won't happen again. The story is in the point of view of Moonwatcher, or Moon, for short. Moon is a very special Nightwing, and not just because she was raised in the forest away from the other Nightwings. Moon can read minds. Not only that, but she can see the future, at least a little bit. No Nightwing has had those powers, or any for that matter, for centuries, if they even had any at all. All Moon's mother has ever told her was to "Stay hidden, stay secret, stay safe". But when Moon goes to the Jade Mountain Academy, the school set up by the Dragonets of Destiny, there are more dragons there than she's seen in her entire life, so that means so many of others' thoughts swimming in her head she can barely take it. She sees the horrible memories of dragonets who fought and those of ones who lost loved ones. Then she overhears someone saying that they're planning a murder, and needs to find out how to stop it. Suddenly a mysterious voice appears in her head teaching her how to use her powers. Will Moon be able to keep her new friends and solve who the to-be murderer is, or will everyone find out about her secret and not trust her? One disappointment was the death of Carnelian, a Skywing dragon: I was excited at the possibility of finally getting a book in a Skywing's point of view, and there was a great deal of wasted potential I saw in the character (although I still do love the other characters dearly). Wings of Fire in general touches on some pretty mature themes for a slightly younger-audience series, and Moon Rising seemed to up the ante in this regard, touching on the many psychological traumas that can result from a long and grueling war fought partially by youths. Peril, Sora, and Flame especially struck me as very tragic characters, but pretty much all of the characters seemed to have some major issues involving the war and I hope that these theme threads will be continued in the future books of this series arc. Witnessing the healing the characters go through would be very rewarding, considering all of the pain and loss the war caused them. If you liked the previous books in the series then you will most certainly like this, maybe even better! I know I did.