Luna is a female SilkWing dragonet and the main protagonist of The Flames of Hope.[event 1] She is a flamesilk, and is in a relationship with Swordtail. She is currently flying across the sea from Pyrrhia towards Pantala as one of the eleven selected representatives.
Luna has pale, pearly, bright green scales of an elegant caterpillar color, lined with gold flecks along her back and tail. She had whorls of cobalt and gold in her wingbuds. After her Metamorphosis, she has pale green wings that look beautiful, like cascading petals of green sunlight. She has long furling antennae and scales like sliced gems. From afar, she appears pale green with bits of white, gold, and blue.
Luna is considered the polar opposite of Blue. Before her Metamorphosis, Luna had always felt ready for life with wings and the change that would come with them. Blue considers her to be the smartest dragon in their family. She is reckless, unworried, fierce, bubbly, and cheerful. She yearns for change and independence, and is aware of how unfairly the SilkWings are treated. She is often difficult and impertinent towards dragons she dislikes, and it is unlike her to apologize to authority. Sundew describes Luna as great, gives off a survivor vibe, and able to take care of herself. However, like her brother, she does think and care about how her actions would affect other dragons, such as when Chafer hurried Blue and Luna out of a candy store in Cicada Hive, Luna paid fairly for their honey drops despite Chafer telling them to simply leave. She cares about dragons who are in danger, and she is not easily frightened. Moonwatcher noted that Luna's mind is somehow more entangling than other dragons, and that she is slightly intense.
The Jade Mountain Prophecy
|Darkness of Dragons|
|In the epilogue, Luna was being tended to by Jerboa III, injured from a storm that blew her from Pantala to Pyrrhia. She was lying on a bed of palm fronds and was noted to sit up and eye Moon and Qibli warily as they entered. She was said by Jerboa III to be the first visitor from the Lost Continent.|
The Lost Continent Prophecy
|The Lost Continent|
|Luna first appeared when she woke Blue, excited to get her wings. He told her she technically had a few days until her wings grew, and she responded by turning Blue's hammock over, dumping him on the ground. Luna spent the day with Blue, apparently enjoying herself, although he noted that her silk glands were glowing very brightly. She mentioned to Blue that they hurt a bit. He worried that this was not normal and tried to make her see a doctor. She argued back, saying that every Metamorphosis is a bit different and she did not want to waste her "perfect last day" getting examined by a HiveWing doctor that thought SilkWings were "weird and revolting." Blue relented, and they traveled to the Mosiac Garden, where they visited the Salvation Wall. They had a brief discussion about the mosaic, then played hide-and-seek and went to an art gallery until Luna said they needed to get to the Cocoon as quickly as possible, because she was starting to enter her Metamorphosis trance. Upon arriving at the Cocoon, she was much less rebellious than usual when the guards told her she was late though she was on time, and she began to spin her cocoon with flamesilk, a scarce ability. The guards surrounded her immediately, and, despite Swordtail's best efforts, she was taken away.
Luna's cocoon was discovered by Blue when he was thrown into the flamesilk factory, and she soon woke up, marveling at her new wings. She used her silk for the first time and accidentally lit a stack of her father's, Admiral's, letters aflame. Shortly after she emerged, Blue notified her that their friends were there to rescue them. After failing to convince Admiral to come, she escaped with Blue, and they, along with Cricket, Sundew, and Swordtail, escaped from the Hive down the LeafWings' tunnel.
When they reached the end of the tunnel, she and Swordtail decided to go flying for a bit, only to run into some HiveWing soldiers. They began to fight, and Luna attempted to use her flamesilk on one of the soldiers, only for the wind to catch and tangle it, creating a sail of sorts that got swept up in the winds of the approaching storm, carrying her off over the sea.When Jerboa III found her in the epilogue, Luna had just awoken, injured, and half-covered by sand on a Pyrrhian beach. She asked Jerboa III who she is, and Jerboa III was relieved that Luna could speak Dragon. Jerboa III took Luna to her hut, where she met Moon and Qibli. She was shocked by how much Moon looked like Clearsight and then learned that Moon could see the future, like Clearsight, and says that her tribe needed her. She then thought, "We're coming for you, Queen Wasp. And now we have a dragon who can really see the future. The reign of the HiveWings is over."
|The Hive Queen|
|In the prologue, Luna walks over to sit next to Moon in the sand. Luna was extremely excited about meeting a NightWing, as she thought very highly of their powers. Luna also had very high expectations of what this power could do to the HiveWings and how it would help them on their quest to stop Queen Wasp. She told Moon that in the old language her name meant "moon." She also told her that she was worried about Blue and Swordtail. As Moon talked about The Lost Continent Prophecy, Luna noted that she knew the secret in the Book of Clearsight, and guessed what some of the lines meant. She was also very anxious to get home and was strongly disappointed when Turtle and Tsunami's arrival suggested hesitation towards the next step. Luna also presented many solutions to the problem of Queen Wasp, which were more or less rejected by Moon and the others for their excessive levels of nastiness.|
|The Poison Jungle|
|Swordtail asks the PoisonWings if they saw any SilkWings around. Swordtail hoped to find Luna at the SapWing village, but found Io instead. Although he was pleased to be reunited with his sister, he still missed Luna.|
|The Dangerous Gift|
|Luna was briefly mentioned by Swordtail, who thought about how he wanted to fly over the ocean to her. She later appears when Snowfall and the Pantalans arrive at Jerboa III's hut. She first mistakes Snowfall for a SilkWing, then notices Sundew and Cricket and is delighted to see them. She hugs Sundew and then asks where Blue and Swordtail are. When Sundew says that they are not there, Luna puts her face in her talons and is about to burst into tears until Willow tells her that they are still alive. Sundew added on that they can still save them, and Luna was cheerful again, declaring that she was ready to travel across the ocean to save them. Sundew told her that crossing the ocean was not the hard part of saving them, and Luna then hugged Bumblebee and told Sundew, Cricket, and Willow to tell her about what happened. Luna is later seen using her flamesilk to cut the SilkWings' wristbands off. Some time later, Snowfall came over to Luna and asked her to use her flamesilk on her ring. Luna lifted her chin, asked if she was the one who kicked her tribe out of the Ice Kingdom, and Snowfall replied that the SilkWings would not be here without her. Luna rolls her eyes and uses her flamesilk on the ring, which does nothing. Luna said she was sorry that it was not working. At the queen council Tsunami explains how Luna had came to Pyrrhia, and then Luna had jumped in and explained the political system on Pantala. Luna is mentioned later to have convinced Hazel to let her be the SilkWing representative on the journey to Pantala.|
Despite having very different personalities, Luna is shown to love and care about her half-brother. On Luna's Metamorphosis Day, Blue is the dragon that she chose to spend her time with. It is implied that the two often roamed Cicada Hive together and were familiar with its market. However, she is quite often frustrated by him being content with following the rules and not wanting to rebel against the HiveWings. She also notices almost right away how much Blue had changed during the time she was in her Cocoon, saying, "Wow, […] It really was a long five days, wasn't it?" When Luna emerged from her Metamorphosis in the Flamesilk Cavern, Blue cried with joy because he had missed her very much. She is affectionate towards him and has always been able to read him.
Jerboa III is the first dragon Luna met when she came to Pyrrhia. The two dragons express a neutral relationship; Jerboa also helped Luna when she was wounded, so Luna sees her as a friend.
Luna seems to be closer to Moon than other Pyrrhian dragons. She seemed thrilled to learn about Moon's ability to see the future, and believes Moon is the secret weapon the SilkWings and LeafWings need to destroy the HiveWings. She got very excited when she first saw Moon, thinking she was Clearsight. She does not know about Moon's mind-reading.
Luna is in a relationship with Swordtail and is shown to care a lot about him. Swordtail loves her, and when HiveWing guards took Luna away during her Metamorphosis, he vaulted towards her and tried to protect her. When Swordtail met Luna before her Metamorphosis, she leaned into him as though she had been flying for days and Swordtail was the island she had been searching for. Blue believes that Swordtail puts dangerous ideas in Luna's head, but Luna claims that she is the one who introduces the ideas to Swordtail. The pair is devastated when they are separated.
- "Don't you 'actually' me. I'm your older sister and I've been to, like, twelve Metamorphosis days, plus I have the highest grade in our class in Silk Studies. I can 'actually' you under the table."
- ― to Blue (The Lost Continent, page 4-5)
- "Pffft. What Tussock's uncle saw was just a green SilkWing. He's just hysterical. And that collapse was obviously just shoddy workmanship. The sabotage story was so obviously a cover-up."
- ― on the topic of LeafWings (The Lost Continent, page 12)
- "To terrorize their enemies! Moons, I sure would. If I had super stink powers, I'd have blasted that Weevil guy right in the snout the moment he got anywhere near our wingbuds! Oooo, that would have been awesome."
- ― to Blue about Scarab's HiveWing ability (The Lost Continent, page 16)
- "Blue, don't you think it's unfair that HiveWings can use their weapons on us anytime they want, but we can't do anything to fight back?"
- ― to Blue (The Lost Continent, page 26)
- "I am not spending my perfect last day being prodded by some HiveWing who thinks we are all weird and revolting anyway!"
- ― to Blue about seeing a doctor (The Lost Continent, page 28)
- "We're coming for you, Queen Wasp. And now we have a dragon who can really see the future. The reign of the HiveWings is over."
- ― about Queen Wasp (The Lost Continent, epilogue)
- "She can tell us what's going to happen next! She can see everything the HiveWings will do! She can predict Queen Wasp's next move and then the Chrysalis will know how to stop her!"
- ― thinking about Moonwatcher (The Hive Queen, prologue)
- "She's seeing the future RIGHT NOW!"
- ― thinking about Moonwatcher (The Hive Queen, prologue)
- "My name means 'moon' in the old language, did you know that? Now it's a kind of moth."
- ― to Moonwatcher, about the similarities between their names. (The Hive Queen, prologue)
- "I'm so ready! If you know how to cross the ocean, I'll do it right now!"
- ― to Sundew and Willow, about saving Blue and Swordtail. (The Dangerous Gift, page 85)
- Luna's name means "moon" in the old dragon language.
- Luna had the highest grade in her silk studies class at Silkworm Hall.
- Before being captured by Queen Wasp, Luna wanted to be a silk spinner who lived with Swordtail in an artist's cell near the sunny heights of the web of Cicada Hive.
- Luna's favorite place in Cicada Hive is the Mosaic Garden.
Admiral • Argus • Atala • Blue • Burnet • Cinnabar • Clubtail • Danaid • Festoon • Fritillary • Grayling • Heliconian • Io • Lappet • Luna • Morpho • Pierid • Silverspot • Swordtail • Tau • Temora • Tussock • Whitespeck • Xenica