I have not read a single book in the Wings of Fire series. Heck I havent even bothered to look at the actual covers of the books yet. My only jumping off point is hearing an acquaintance describe said series as “Warrior Cats, but with dragons”.
Using the wisdom of pictureless descriptions and vague information on the internet, I have managed to draw what I think several of the dragon species in the series would/should look like.
One of my students told me this week that he thinks no one puts enough effort into recycling, or thinks enough about the environmental cost of cutting down trees. He also hates cell phone towers, because they get in the way of pretty natural views.
Another student told me that, if we were going to talk about the possibility of space ships traveling between galaxies, we’d have to make sure they were really big ships because they’d have to grow so much food for the crew, and also they’d have to be starlight powered because we can’t depend on any other materials being available in other galaxies.
A third told me she really, really hates the character of Darkstalker (in the Wings of Fire series) because his form of evil is all about lying, manipulation, avoiding personal conflict and making people think things that aren’t true, and she considers that to be the worst form of evil in existence because it’s so much harder to fight.
A fourth told me if she could invent anything in the world it would be a fluffy robot panda that could be her friend and do her chores and also shrink and grow for maximum cuddling vs riding versatility.
A fifth spent two days talking about how much he loves Steven Universe and how important he thinks it is that all the gems are female and they show such a wide range of personalities and skills and he loves everything about it, guys, his favorite song is “It’s over, isn’t it,” and he’s solidly against the idea of rose quartz ever coming back because he thinks it would cheapen the story and deprive kids with a single parent of representation.
My point here is that none of these kids are over the age of ten and they are the future, and there are days when I am so, so proud to know them.
fr though if u want good a good story that treats abuse victims well read wings of fire like
-in the 1st arc five abuse victims (the protags) literally stop a war & are the heroes. they all have diff symptoms and ways they cope with their abuse and all well written
-one of them becomes a fucking queen and does not forgive her abusers and is not challenged or scorned for it
-bpd coded abuse victim with violent symptoms gets an entire fucking book dedicated to her recovery (sideeyes warriors)
-abuse victim kills his abuser and its made very clear in the book all the justified reasons for doing so
- book series as a whole generally displays multiple abuse victims with, again, an amazing variety of resulting symptoms (anxiety, ocd, bpd, depression, over empathy, lack of empathy, discomfort at physical touch, self loathing/doubt, maladaptive daydreaming, dependency, isolation, the list really goes on)
-it also shows abuse victims who recycle abusive symptoms/become abusers and doesnt excuse or justify their actions bc they were abused
seriously wings of fire is a rlly good book series abt dragons that includes gr8 narratives abt abuse give it a read 👍🏻