Blaze, a former princess, is a vain, ditzy, egotistical female SandWing and one of the three rival SandWing sisters who fought for the throne of the Kingdom of Sand during the War of The SandWing Succession. She is the youngest daughter of Queen Oasis; who describes her as "a horrible candidate for queen, but an acceptable daughter." Glory describes her as being very beautiful with white-gold scales, but not very smart and very egotistical. She appears to be relatively absent-minded and almost never suspicious of someone, and not nearly as sharp or strong as her two sisters, (Blister and Burn) so far as to be described as ditzy and dizzy. She would easily be defeated in battle, but was protected by Queen Glacier during the war in return for the promise of granting most of her land to the IceWings if she became the SandWing queen. According to the books, she believes that everyone thinks that she should be queen.
Blaze has been described as strikingly beautiful, with pale golden scales and obsidian-black eyes that resemble those of her sisters. She has no scars and a long neck, and her talons are decorated with three glittering rings.
Princess Blaze is seen walking directly into a sandstorm to retrieve her crown, which is said to have been a gift from her mother. She called Six-Claws a "big-shouldered big head" before he picks her up and brings her to safety. Upon being brought to safety, she bursts into tears and calls Six-Claws disgusting for his abnormal talons. Her father, King Char, scolds her, and she complains and leaves the room.
Blaze is brought up as an excuse for Blister not to have to fight Burn, saying that it would be unfair to exclude her from the decision of who would be Queen.
Six-Claw's battalion is shown searching for Blaze on the outskirts of the Ice Kingdom.
Blaze had the support of most of the SandWing tribe, and had forged an alliance with Queen Glacier of the IceWings, who built her a fortress on the border of the Ice Kingdom. If she won the war, Blaze promised the IceWings a large area of land (SandWing territory) from the Ice Kingdom to where the desert starts. This is probably the only reason Queen Glacier allied with Blaze - for more land for the IceWings.
Blaze first appears when Glory and Jambu disguise themselves as IceWings in order to enter her fortress. Then they convince her to come out to meet the rest of the dragonets of destiny. While she is outside, Deathbringer attempts to assassinate her (to get out of trouble for not killing the dragonets), but fails. In addition, it is revealed that she is in fact rather vain, but she is either generous or not very thoughtful about giving away a lot of her territory for an ally.
She always assumes Queen Glacier will back her up in fights, as heard when she replies to Tsunami's question about if she could survive a challenge for the throne. Also, she replies that she will be such a great queen that no one will even want to challenge her. In addition, Blaze is confident that if the dragonets say that she is queen, she will give each of the dragonets their own palace in the Kingdom of Sand, and thinks that everyone will love her. Blaze also appears not to know that the SkyWing from the prophecy was replaced by Glory before she met her.
Blaze states that she was annoyed that Glory was more beautiful than her, and she was confused that Sunny was a little different-looking when discussing the Dragonets of Destiny with Queen Glacier. Glacier then plans to eliminate all the dragonets if they don't choose Blaze.
In the prologue, Oasis calls Blaze "dizzy" and that she would make a horrible queen, but an acceptable daughter. The dragonets invited Blaze to come to Burn's stronghold through the use of a dreamvisitor so they could peacefully choose a queen, but the IceWings claimed that Blaze would not be present for the meeting, for her safety. However, if Blaze was not present, she would forfeit her chance of becoming queen.
Blaze eventually arrived with Queen Glacier, and watched in horror when Burn was attacked by a dragonbite viper, which was Blister's plan to get the throne without fighting her stronger sister. Sunny claims that when the viper attacked, all dragons were screaming, but Blaze's scream was the loudest.
After Burn died, Blister told Blaze that they were to fight for the throne. Blaze pleaded to Queen Glacier, begging her to fight for her. Although Glacier had hoped for the extra land Blaze offered, she wanted to be just and fair. Glacier backed off, and Blister attacked Blaze, intending to toy with her before finally finishing her off. Blaze kept shouting and screaming, "Three moons! It's bleeding!" when Blister made a tiny cut in Blaze's scales.
While they were fighting, Sunny found the Eye of Onyx and presented it to Thorn. Blister tried to take it, but the enchantment turned her into dust, leaving Blaze as the surviving sister. She then bowed to Queen Thorn, accepting her as the new SandWing queen.
Blaze is described as rather air-headed and extremely concerned about her appearance. According to Starflight, she is "as smart as a concussed sheep", and is also described as "dizzy" multiple times. She supposedly hates any dragon that is younger and/or prettier than she is, saying that she doesn't think that someone should be allowed to be "too pretty". Blaze also tends to be rather careless, as she forged an alliance with the IceWings by offering them large amounts of SandWing land, and she gave away secrets such as how to cure SandWing poison to Sunny and the rest of the dragonets. She thinks of herself as very pretty.
She has been shown to be horrible at combat, sitting in her fortress and letting her soldiers fight instead of leading battles herself. When Blister attacked her at the meeting between the three sisters, she didn't even attempt to fight back, asking Glacier to fight for her, and was wounded several times before Sunny intervened and gave the Eye of Onyx to Thorn.
Blaze believes she'd be a good queen because, as the youngest daughter, she could have the longest reign, and is supposedly the prettiest and the nicest.
Unlike her sisters, she does not seem to display any dark tendencies.
|Prince Smolder||Prince Singe|
- Blaze is the only surviving SandWing sister, and the youngest of the three.
- She is the only sister out of the three that has not been mentioned to have killed anyone.
- It is not known where she went after Thorn became queen.
- Tui stated that Blaze would return in future books, possibly referring to Deserter.
- In The Hidden Kingdom, it is mentioned that Blaze never leaves her stronghold.
- It has been stated that the only way Blaze could become queen would not be by challenging the current queen, but by simply annoying her to death over a pair of diamond earrings or another piece of jewelry.
- Blaze might show up in Darkness of Dragons.
- Blaze is stated to be the prettiest out of the three sisters.
- Blaze has the least combat experience, this is due to Blaze not being active in battles.
- Tui has confirmed she could see Blaze and Thorn becoming eventual friends
"Oh, wonderful, we haven't had visitors in so long. I was hoping Queen Glacier would send us some news."
"Oh, wow, it is so, so, so exciting to meet you. Where's the SkyWing?"
"Do you think the changing camouflage would still work if I have someone make, like, a coat of RainWing scales for me? That could be very pretty."
"Are you going to kill my sisters for me? Because that would make everything so much easier."
"Ooo, sparkly things!"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Hidden Kingdom, page 132
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 137
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 146
- ↑ Deserter, position 180
|Queens|| Present: Queen Thorn • Queen Oasis|
Historical: Queen Scorpion
|Royalty||Blaze • Blister • Burn • Char • Scald • Singe • Smolder • Sunny|
|Jade Mountain||Sunny • Qibli • Onyx • Ostrich • Arid • Pronghorn|
|Other Dragons||Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Viper • Unknown SandWing Animus|
|Kingdom||Blaze's Fortress • Blister's Hideout • Great Five-Tail River • Possibility • Queen Oasis' Grave • Queen Thorn's Stronghold • Scorpion Den|
|Society||Outclaws • War of The SandWing Succession|