Some early character sketches for Nastenka, the older stepsister, and the Beast. Part of my beauty and the beast redid design project for school- this is based in old Russia and is called, “The Scarlet Flower”.


Kdrama kisses

What We Learned about Wings of Fire in Tui’s live chat on the Forum
  • Pyrrhia is pronounced py-ree-uh
  • Qibli is pronounced Keeb-li and means “Storm of Sands”
  • From their hatching to Age 7 is when Dragons grow up
  • They get bigger as they get older
  • The oldest dragons are expected to be about 150
  • Scarlet has always been kinda evil, and has always been one of those dragons who wanted to get and keep the throne, but she doesn’t think she’s a bad guy
  • Glorybringer is currently the only canon ship
  • Kinkajou will probably not get her own book
  • The POVs in 6-10 are decided through who needs the most character development
  • Hybrids can have children
  • Moon is a young teenager when her story starts
  • Thorn and Blaze will appear again
  • Scavengers and Dragons don’t understand each other or know how sentient each other is, with the exceptions of Flower and Sunny
  • Flower’s real name is Rose
  • Peril’s brother was going to be named Ember, and another Dragon will probably be named that but will not be the twin brother
  • Ember (and probably Peril) was going to be part of the prophecy
  • The prophecy was originally featuring eight dragons, but due to the issue of having too many Dragons Tui cut out twin SkyWings and an IceWing
  • IceWings probably have British/Nordic accents and the RainWings probably have some kind of accent
  • The Dragons and Dragonbite Viper are probably the only Mythical Creatures in Pyrrhia
  • Animus magic can only be used to enchant objects, and other magic doesn’t exist
  • Dragons cannot get sunburned but they probably can make pancakes
  • When Tui has writer’s block she writes AUs or side-stories about the characters and I for one would like to read those
  • Tui would be a RainWing if she was a dragon
  • Qibli was originally based on Tui’s younger son, Elliot, but another dragon is coming who will act more like him


  • The Mad SandWing from the Winglet “Prisoners” will be important to the story
  • Foeslayer was not lying when she said she was in love with Prince Arctic
  • Darkstalker does not know Foeslayer is alive, and that’s part of his and the NightWings’ rivalry with the IceWings
  • There will probably be consequences to releasing Foeslayer
  • Hailstorm chose the Diamond Trial because he wanted his old life back, and that was the only way he could do it. It was also because his parents were expecting him to do so.
  • Pyrite was not in-canon based on a real dragon, and was only an enchantment
  • There will probably be more Glorybringer coming up
  • Tui was never sure which Queen she wanted to win, and only wanted them all to be bad choices. Eventually she realized that the choices were too horrible and she had to keep any of them from winning.
  • Book 8 (Escaping Peril) will talk more about Prince Arctic
Flora for the Zodiac

The signs as various myths and legends surrounding the origin/creation of certain flowers (not the flowers directly associated with each zodiac sign).

ARIES // Amaryllis (Greek) – A love struck maiden longed for the handsome Alteo, but he was cold to her. In a desperate gesture, she pierced her heart with a golden arrow and walked to visit him every day. On the thirteenth day, beautiful scarlet flowers bloomed along the path from every drop of her blood. Alteo fell in love with her, and her heart was healed.

TAURUS // Rose (Greek) – Chloris, the goddess of flowers, found one of her beautiful nymphs dead in the woods. She cried, and turned body into a flower. She asked her husband Zephyr, the wind, to blow the clouds away so Apollo could shower her in sunlight. Dionysus added nectar for fragrance, and Aphrodite added pure beauty, then named it for her son, Eros, and hailed her the “Queen of Flowers”.

GEMINI // Foxglove (Celtic) – Foxgloves from “Folks Glove”, as in fairy folk. Fairies would hide in the bell blossoms and wear them as petticoats, caps and gloves. If you pluck the foxglove, it angered them and they may play tricks in revenge! Fairies would give the flowers to foxes so they wouldn’t get caught raiding chicken coupes. With the magic gloves on, they could steal eggs without making a sound.

CANCER // Pārijāta (Hindu) – Pārijāta was a princess who fell in love with the sun god, Surya. However, he left her for another. When he deserted her, the princess became hopeless and committed suicide. From her ashes grew a tree. Unable to stand the sight of the lover who broke her heart, the flowers only bloom at night under the eyes of the moon, and she sheds them like tear-drops before the sun rises.

LEO // Sunflower (Greek) – The nymph Clythia was in love with the God of the Sun, Apollo, but he shunned her and courted a princess. Jealous Clythia told the king who, furious at the princess, buried her alive. Saddened, Apollo went back to heavens without a word. She lay on the ground distraught for nine days, watching him, hoping for a single glance. Clythia wasted away and became a flower, whose petals still follow his chariot across the sky each day, waiting for forgiveness.

VIRGO // Aster (Greek) – When the god Jupiter decided to flood the earth to destroy the men constantly at war, the goddess Astraea was so upset she asked to be turned into a star. Her wish was granted, but when the flood waters receded she wept for the loss of lives. As her tears turned to stardust and fell to earth, the beautiful aster flower sprung wherever they landed.

LIBRA // Anemone (Greek) – Chloris, the goddess of flowers, was married to Zephyr, the god of the west wind. Zephyr fell in love with a beautiful nymph that served Chloris named Anemone. Jealous and angry, the goddess banished her to keep them apart, and Anemone died of a broken heart. Zephyr resurrected her as a flower. She withers every winter but returns every spring to greet Zephyr with open petals.

SCORPIO // Peony (Chinese) – Queen Wu was disheartened to see only winter jasmine in her garden. She wrote a poem to the goddess of flowers asking her to make everything bloom that night instead of waiting for spring. The next morning, all flowers flourished except the peony, which refused to bloom out of season. She was offended and banished it. Once gone, it bloomed beautifully. Furious, she ordered it to be burned – however the next year, the burnt peony grew back. With black petals.

SAGITTARIUS // Pa'u-o-Hi'iaka (Hawaiian) – When Hi'iaka, the goddess of island nature, was a baby her older sister, the Volcano goddess Pele, left her on the beach while she went fishing. Due to a storm, Pele was gone for a very long time. When she returned, she found flowering vines had grown over the baby to shield her from the sun. Hi'iaka now wears them as a skirt to protect her on adventures and in the forests.

CAPRICORN // Aconite (Greek) – As one of his twelve labors, the hero Hercules was sent to fetch the three-headed dog Cerberus from the underworld. With the help of Persephone, he was successful. The spittle of the beast dripped upon the rocky earth, and from it sprang the first aconite plant. The purple wolfsbane flowers are elegant, but it’s leaves and roots are deathly poisonous.

AQUARIUS // Iris (Greek) – The goddess Iris would bring messages to the gods across the sky, appearing to mortals as a rainbow. She acted as the link between the heavens and earth, where she left irises of many colors, the three upright petals symbolizing hope, valor, and wisdom. If purple Irises were planted over the graves of women, it would summon the Goddess, who would guide the dead in their journey.

PISCES // Water Lily (Brazilian) – When the moon goddess, Jaci, hid behind the mountains, she’d take beautiful girls with her and turn them into stars. Naiá, a girl who loved the goddess, dreamt of becoming a star, so she roamed the mountains every night. While resting by the lake, she saw the moon’s reflection, dove into the water and drowned. To reward Naiá for her sacrifice, Jaci turned her into a star different from all the others – the star of the waters.