Dragonets of Prophecy; Talons of Peace; RainWing and NightWing Queen
Alive (6 years)
Jambu (older brother), Queen Grandeur (distant relative), Silver(pet)
Queen of the RainWings and NightWings, unofficial dragonet of the prophecy
Glory feigned indifference to many things, especially those that hurt her the most emotionally. She suffered terribly from the prejudice that RainWings were all but lazy fruit eaters and could not be good for anything, and this hurt her more severely than she ever let on. She placed a lot of effort into her studies and other activities in order to prove this misconception to be false.
She was also very caring towards her friends, even though she also feigned indifference to this as well, and she was subject to their approval for once, when Clay said some offensive words without thinking, she was deeply hurt. She is also quite sarcastic and snarky, often grumpy. She is very clever, proven when she formed a long-term plan to be able to kill Scarlet and help her friends escape from the SkyWing prison. Tsunami refers to her as "the least trusted" for her sneaky and mysterious actions.
She is said to be grumpy because of her lack of the sun. Other RainWings recharge on the light and that is what makes them mellowed. Since she was deprived of it, she is a lot harsher than a normal RainWing would be. In addition, since she rarely experienced "sun time" when she was younger, her scales aren't as vibrant as other RainWings'.
It is possible that she is uncomfortable touching other dragons for the reason that Kestrel would abuse her.
Glory was stolen as a last-minute replacement for the broken SkyWing egg by the SeaWing guardian Webs. After then, she was raised with the other dragonets Clay, Tsunami, Starflight and Sunny. She was constantly bullied by the minders, especially Kestrel. Glory trained and studied harder than anyone else to prove herself to them, that she isn't lazy.
When Clay and Tsunami formed a plan to escape, Glory was hesitant, saying that they shouldn't risk their lives for her.
At the SkyWing Palace, Glory was chained to a marble tree and acted as Queen Scarlet's "art" in the arena fights. When Fjord was about to kill Clay, Glory shot venom on Fjord's face causing him to die. When Clay was fighting Peril in the arena as part of The Champion's Shield, Glory shot venom onto Queen Scarlet causing the SkyWings to be distracted while Peril helped the Dragonets of Destiny escape. When Clay wanted to free Kestrel Glory objected trying to remind the others about how Kestrel wanted to kill her. When the dragonets were traveling to the MudWing Kingdom, Glory and Tsunami played a trick on Clay because Glory thought that he wanted her to leave.
In the MudWing Kingdom, Gory went along with Clay to try to find his parents. They find out that Clay's mother doesn't care about him so they begin to leave but then Clay finds his siblings, who tell them all about the MudWing tribes and how he could be their bigwings, but Clay say no because he doesn't want to take Reed's place and he needed to stay with his friends to stop the war.
Glory is there when Starflight is dropped off by Morrowseer, right when Clay was giving his speech about them staying together.
Glory then travels with them to the SeaWing Kingdom, to see Tsunami's mother.
At the beginning of the Lost heir Glory is perched on a rock, and soon a SkyWing patrol comes. She hid in the sand, then Tsunami attacked the SkyWing who opened his mouth (Glory believed he was yawning). She brings him up out of the sea (as an attempt to drown him). Glory got mad because Tsunami let him live. She is one of the only ones who didn't need a blind fold to enter the summer palace. During the rest of the Lost Heir she is imprisoned by Coral. She then is let free to eat breakfast with the other dragonets, but is imprisoned again. They escape together and Webs got attacked by Blister and got a poisonous scratch near his tail, so they decide to go see the RainWings, to help Webs heal.
Glory is the main protagonist in this book.
It starts as Glory is hoping that the RainWings are sensible dragons and nothing like the scrolls say. Then a MudWing patrol comes, so Glory is assigned to hide Webs but she refuses and hides Sunny instead. She wanders off to follow the MudWings and hear their conversation, but she finds that they are dead. They continue on and enter the rainforest.
One by one all the dragonets disappear except for Glory and Starflight, and she finds out that the RainWings had shot them with sleeping darts, so they won't hurt them. She and Starflight go in the rainforest kingdom, and she learns about sun time, where RainWings sleep in the middle of the day, to make them smarter, braver, and prettier. Glory decides not to tell her friends, because she didn't need their pity.
She learns that RainWings have no families and they don't count their eggs, so Glory's egg was stolen without the RainWings catching Webs. Also, they didn't really care about her egg getting stolen. They don't read or write, and they do a lot of sleeping. But when RainWings started disappearing from their homes, the RainWing queen wouldn't do anything to save them, so Glory decides to challenge her for the throne, but instead of killing her, they play a game. Read the RainWing Challenge for more information about the challenge.
Glory is very clever and quite good at combat, being able to dispatch a professional assassin such as Deathbringer and other NightWings. She is able to spit a black venom from the two of her longest fangs, which is similar to an acid and melts anything living it comes into contact with. She has the ability to change color, because she is a RainWing.
"Wake me if anything exciting happens, but make sure it's actually exciting, not Sunny-exciting."
"Do what you like, but I'm not a big mushy ball of forgiveness like you are, Clay."
"Boy, I don't know. I mean, if you want to be queen one day, you'll have to be bossy, controlling, full of yourself... oh, wait."
"So what now, bigwings? I'm never going to get tired of calling you that."
"Aww. So big and wise."
"First of all, what, and no; it is seriously undignified for a dragon queen to have a sloth. Also, this sloth is munch too pretty for a dopey name like Shaggy, and I'm not keeping her, because i'm not keeping her. she'll wander away if I ignore her long enough."
"No way. A tree? In the forest?"
"We are NOT CALLING IT MAGICAL DEATH SPIT!"
"I like the one where we melt everyone's eyeballs on our way out the door."
"Easy for you to say."
"Aw, your lectures are even cuter when I can't understand a word of them."
"Um. All right. Do your best. And thanks and stuff."
"You'll have to call me ' Your Majesty.' I know. Won't it be hilarious?"
Clay- At times, Glory is annoyed by his slowness in realizing danger or obvious answers to a problem or inquire. Clay and Glory have known each other since hatching, and Clay tried to help Glory and the other dragonets hatch as the bigwings. Clay was very concerned for Glory when he realized the Talons of Peace wanted to kill her. As of The Dragonet Prophecy, Clay may have a slight crush on Glory.
Kestrel- Glory was not afraid of the strict SkyWing, but she still has a deep grudge for insulting and underestimating her. She refused to help save Kestrel while Clay and Tsunami did, but did anyway for Clay's insistence.
Webs- Though he was less strict than Kestrel, she still hated him for being one of the dragons who abused her. In the The Hidden Kingdom, she refused to camouflage him. She didn't even want to touch him. But as much as she hates him, she doesn't want to kill him for it, even though she said "Well, some of us don't" when it was mentioned that they don't want him to die.
Tsunami- Glory doesn't actually mind Tsunami's bossiness, but she still talks back because she thinks at least someone should stand up to Tsunami before her head gets too big for the rest of her. She also thinks of her as a Bigwing.
Sunny- In the Hidden Kingdom Glory decided Sunny was better to touch than Webs, even though she isn't comfortable touching other dragons.
Starflight- Glory is often annoyed by his know-it-all personality and rambling. She apparently knows about his crush on Sunny, and thinks he should do something about it.
Deathbringer- When Glory first met him, she was disguised as an IceWing. Deathbringer gave her information about his mission, and then began to flirt with her. Glory was scared of him and his mission, but he helped her escape. The current status is believed to be "friendly enemy," and Glory has shown signs of liking him back. In The Dark Secret, Deathbringer described her as beautiful, sarcastic, and fascinating. When Glory is helping him out of the prison, they hold eachother's talons and Starflight sees; "they exchanged a look that said "thank you" and a whole lot more."
Jambu - Glory didn't know she had a brother until she met him in the Rainforest Kingdom and was at first unimpressed with him as well as the other RainWings, but he helped her get Blaze to meet the dragonets and nearly beat Exquisite in the tree-gliding competiton, one of the five contests that decided who would be queen of the RainWings. He was only stopped by the queen's use of her pet sloths to cheat, where he nearly accidentally strangled himself.
- Tui Sutherland has mentioned on her blog that Glory is "probably her favorite so far."
- It has been revealed Glory is hates/is afraid of the dark.
- Glory, Sunny, Clay and Starflight have been kidnapped/held prisoner more than the other dragonets
- Glory can be easily irritated, upset, or angered