Hazel is a female LeafWing who was introduced in The Poison Jungle. As Sequoia is currently under the control of the othermind, Hazel is serving as the queen of the LeafWings. She currently resides in Sanctuary.
Hazel enjoys reading and making books, as she was always putting together her own creations or reading others'. She was shown to be critical of the shoddy binding on the Book of Clearsight, but also carefree and humorous at a point. Hazel is kind and smart, as well as an able-minded and considerate leader who genuinely cared for her suffering tribe. She is regal and poised towards her subjects, with sufficient training from Sequoia on becoming a good queen.
The Lost Continent Prophecy
|The Poison Jungle|
|Hazel was seen sewing sheets of speckled paper together to make a book on Queen Sequoia's throne. She was ordered off the throne by her great-grandmother and was confused if she was allowed to talk to Sundew normally. Hazel, Willow, and Sundew went to see the new strangers who turned out to be Tsunami and Turtle, as well as Io. The three spent the rest of the night in a pile of leaves in Hazel's room. Upon waking up, Sundew notices Hazel perched in her hammock, reading a book. She asked if they were late to see Queen Sequoia, to which Hazel responded that she would call them when she was ready, going back to her book. Willow asked if Hazel wanted to come with her and Sundew to take breakfast to the visitors, but Hazel declined, saying that she is at a really good part in her book.
Hazel arrived while Sundew and Willow are visiting Tsunami and Turtle, asking them if they could hear the roaring of Commander Belladonna.
Hazel witnessed Queen Sequoia's telling of the Legend of the Hive. She was horrified and wanted to fight with the other LeafWings. Sequoia put her in charge of the SapWings while she goes to war, not wanting to lose her great-granddaughter.
After Sundew, Willow, Mandrake, Nettle, and Bumblebee returned from the Eye of the jungle with the "Heart of Salvation," Hazel fed the root to Inchworm. When it seemed to work, she sent Sundew, Willow, and Mandrake back to Queen Sequoia, who was preparing for war.Hazel uncovered Clearsight's map to Pyrrhia. She became the new queen of the LeafWings and led them across the chain of islands leading to Pyrrhia.
|The Dangerous Gift|
|After arriving in the Ice Kingdom, Hazel pleads with Queen Snowfall for shelter. When Snowfall's army is revealed, she agrees to move on to the Kingdom of Sand. On the way there she attempts to engage Snowfall in a discussion about being a young queen, and they trade the stories of how the previous queens were lost. More information flying in soon…|
She has a very close bond to her great-grandmother, seeing her as a kind of motherly figure. She takes after Sequoia when addressing her subjects and giving them order, showing that Queen Hazel looks up to her great-grandmother, and thinks of her as a good queen.
Hazel and Snowfall are shown to have formed a friendship bond. Hazel and Snowfall somewhat relate to one another, both being quite young and inexperienced queens. Hazel thinks that she could learn a couple things from Snowfall, and that Snowfall could learn some from her.
Sundew and Hazel have only met each other recently, but Sundew is thought to think kindly about the queen, and it is thought Hazel does also. Hazel is a bit of a calming influence for her. Sundew believed that Hazel was the rightful queen of the LeafWings and doesn't try to take that leadership from Hazel.
Hazel is quite close to Willow, so close that Sundew even worried that Willow might have feelings for the princess, but Willow assured Sundew that they were just friends.
- "Hello! I'm Hazel — sorry, you know that. I hear about you all the time! Belladonna thinks you should be queen instead of me; do you think so, too? She's so scary! Sorry, I know she's your mom. Ack, I'm saying all the wrong things. […] Welcome to the LeafWing village. We are delighted you could join us. Tea?"
- ― to Sundew (The Poison Jungle, page 103-104)
- "I'm at a really good part [in my book], […] You know Great-Grandma usually never leaves me alone for this long, so I want to take advantage of it while I can."
- ― to Willow (The Poison Jungle, page 117)
- "So… we have to get everyone and hide somewhere, […] Gather the entire tribe. Tell them we're using the evacuation plan and moving out before noon. Pack lightly, if at all. Bring weapons. Try not to panic the dragonets. Tell them… tell them all is not lost, if we move swiftly. Make sure they know we can still save our queen and our friends, and that I'll tell them more once we reach safety."
- ― to the guards (The Poison Jungle, page 282)
- "Well, look at how the back cover is thicker than the front cover. That's just messy. The end pages are sewn down with these perfect little stitches — it looks like gold thread, but maybe it's flamesilk, the kind that doesn't burn? So someone put all this effort into perfectly sewing down the endpapers around the edges, but left the middle all lumpy."
- ― criticizing the Book of Clearsight (The Poison Jungle, page 238-239)
- "Get everyone to the coast, […] We'll gather on the north shore of the mouth of the Gullet River. Use the evacuation plan — everyone was assigned to a trio, and all the dragonets and elders have someone responsible for them. Tell them to go right now. […] Draw faster, dragon from across the sea."
- ― to the guard (The Poison Jungle, page 291)
Hazel • Sequoia