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Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day - no matter what it takes.

There's just one problem: A strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarlet and haven't returned. Peril is worried that she might accidentally burn Turtle - or burn him on purpose, for being so annoying - and is frustrated that she keeps saying and doing the wrong things. She can't escape her firescales, and she can't escape her reputation as the deadliest dragon in Pyrrhia. So when she's offered a chance to trade everything for a second chance, Peril has to decide who she's really loyal to...and whether her own scales might actually be worth saving.

©2016 Tui T. Sutherland (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

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Alternate title: How To Make Up For 2555+ Murders

Peril's story is incredible and, at times, incredibly disturbing. In this book, Tui T Sutherland takes the opportunity to cement herself as a veritable Queen of Characterization; Peril goes through two personality changes while we're in her head and each one FEELS distinct. Some writers can't even pull this off for entirely different characters, so good on you Tui T.

It did feel like this continued for a few chapters after its ending but the real ending - or should I say Legitimately Terrifying Hook To Make Me Buy The Next Installment Oh My God - made up for it.

I liked the exploration of Peril's condition and everything that entails, though I'm still left wondering what would happen to her if an IceWing shot ice breath right down her throat. Would that help? Maybe? And it's pretty entertaining to watch Peril, with her warped sense of right and wrong, try to make good decisions. Like "no, sweetie, that's not right at a- and she's doing it. nice." You understand why she is this way and, even though you root for her, it's something of a spectacle to see the growing pains as her character develops.

And yeah, the narration on this was excellent again. That's especially evident when we get to hear Moon again after the whole thing being in Peril's voice. Distinct voices for distinct characters; the author and performer were matched pretty well with these books, I think.

I can hardly wait to read the next one!

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The one about my favorite Skywing! Peril!

This is a great book with a great reader. This series is a like a young adult Game of Thrones, but with a great moral on and working together.

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Please try this book.

You should defiantly try this book, I listened to this book first, and then I read the other books I m on book four now. Try book 8 now!!!!

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Great story, bad voices

Chamelion and Scarlet's voice were not so good. Peril's is ok, but she sounded too much like the narrator. We can all tell Shannon McMannus voiced them.

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We need book 7!! Winter turning!

Love this series! Great story, great narration. Please get #7 in the series!! Thank you!

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great

graet amzing series, I finished the first 8 book and darksatlker legends in only 2 weeks!!!!! that how great these books are

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peril and clay 😊

does any of you ship clay and peril there perfect for each other. this book is my favorite out of the series. hopefully Tui makes a book about turtle.

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one of her best! this is the 8th book

If you could sum up Escaping Peril in three words, what would they be?

first thing this is the 8th book. so audible needs to get more of these. seconded this is one of her best she has written. i love the stile. it is so scary cool how she really gets into the characters head!

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love it a little to much

I love this book series so much I mean I read all the books before I listened to this one it really helped me understand the setting a lot better then when I read it I read them all the time or as most of you who read this book you would get this I read the books ALLLLLLLLS the time. Get it?

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