Queen Glory is the current RainWing queen and was a replacement for the SkyWing in the false prophecy.
Seeing as she is of the RainWing tribe, Glory is characterized by having color shifting scales and clear, emerald green eyes. Her scale color unlike most other RainWings is unlikely to give you a hint towards her current emotional state due to her prowess at suppressing her scale color. It is mentioned in the early chapters of The Hidden Kingdom that yellow was a color that she had never previously seen on her scales before nearing the rainforest, so it is implied that she had never been happy until she returned to her home.
Due to an absence of suntime in her life, Glory was notoriously grumpy under the mountain. However, after returning to her home, she began to show compassion- towards Kinkajou, Tamarin, Jambu, the other Dragonets of Destiny, Deathbringer, and most of all, her tribe.
The Dragonet Porphecy
After Burn smashed the original SkyWing egg intended for the Dragonet Prophecy and killed its carrier, Hvitur, Websstole Glory's egg from the Rainforest Kingdom as a last-minute replacement, insisting that they had to have five dragonets.
Six years later, Morrowseer visits their cave with in order to inspect the dragonets. He's disgusted upon seeing a RainWing is included in the prophecy, and later orders the three guardians to have Glory dead before morning. After Tsunami is confined to a stalagmite by a chain, though she protests, saying that she should've been the one to do it instead, Clay escapes the cave through its underground river in hopes of freeing his friends from the outside.
Soon after Clay and Tsunami find their friends again, Queen Scarlet confronts them, led to their cave by a smoke signal meant to help Clay find his way back. Webs flees down the river while Dune is killed and the others are imprisoned and taken to the Sky Kingdom. There, Clay, Starflight, and Tsunami are forced to fight in Scarlet's notorious gladiatorial battles.
Whilst Fjord is moments away from killing Clay in the arena, Tsunami attempts to jump off of her prison tower, unintentionally distracting everyone while Glory sprayed lethal venom on Fjord's neck and face, killing him in moments.
Later, as Clay was fighting Peril in honor of the Champion's Shield, Glory shot her venom at the left side of Scarlet's face, causing the spectators to flee and giving Peril ample time to free the dragonets and aid them in escaping the palace.
After rescuing Kestrel, Clay discusses whether Peril is possibly their "Wings of Fire" and the prophecy's true SkyWing. Glory feels unwanted and forms a plan with Tsunami to test Clay's loyalty; later that night, Tsunami wakes Clay and pretends that Glory has run away to the Rainforest Kingdom. Clay insists that they abandon their plans to travel to the Mud Kingdom and meet his family until they find Glory again; Glory then realizes that Clay would never want her to leave.
Once the dragonets reach the outskirts of the Mud Kingdom, Glory, disguising herself as a MudWing, volunteering to go with Clay with the others waiting near a small waterfall to avoid tribal tension. When Clay meets his mother, Cattail, they realize that she had sold his egg to the Talons of Peace for at least two cows, and therefore didn't care about him at all. Whilst leaving the kingdom, Clay is confronted by a group of MudWings who turn out to be his siblings. Clay learns that he should have been the group's bigwings. Reed offers to step down and let Clay lead, but he refuses, as he still needed to stop the war and take care of his friends.
Glory is also present when Morrowseer dropped Starflight off, right in the middle of Clay's speech about finding their lost friend. She then accompanies the others on the way to The Kingdom of the Sea in hopes of meeting Tsunami's family.
The Lost Heir
While discussing what to do next, Glory and the others see a SkyWing air patrol scouting the area, possibly looking for the dragonets themselves. Glory camouflages herself in the sand, Starflight and Sunny hide in the nearby forest, and Tsunami dives into the ocean. After the majority of the patrol moves on, Tsunami attacks the soldier in midair and drags him into the sea. With Clay's help, she drags him to shore.
Glory feels angrily surprised at Tsunami's rash behavior, but they eventually tie leaves around the guard's eyes while they fly away.
Once the dragonets arrive at the Summer Palace, Glory and the others were locked up in Coral's dungeons while Tsunami explores the palace with her mother. Later, in celebration of Blister's arrival, the dragonets are temporarily freed for a royal breakfast. However, Starflight irritates Blister during the meal, and they are locked up again right afterward the meal, along with Tsunami.
Later, SkyWing soldiers begin attacking the Summer Palace with flaming logs, leading to its location by Crocodile. Most of the SeaWings are attempting escape through the palace's underwater tunnels, but they soon overflow, and so the dragonets decide to escape through the palace's torn leaf canopy. As they are fleeing, Crocodile confronts them from behind, and Glory impulsively sprays venom in Crocodile's eyes, killing her.
Webs then crashes through the damaged canopy, which causes Blister to viciously attack, swinging her venomous tail at his heart; she misses but scratches the base of his tail.
After they escape once again, the group decides to travel to the Rain Kingdom in an attempt to find Glory's family. Everyone except for Clay and Sunny wants to abandon Webs, but Sunny eventually convinces them.
The Hidden Kingdom
This is from Glory's point of veiw
Glory is first shown walking through the stormy Rain Kingdom with her friends. A pair of MudWing soldiers walk by, and as the others hide amongst the fog, Glory investigates. Hearing a scream from the soldiers' location, Glory discovers that the soldiers have been killed by blows to their throats. Most of the group is wary about continuing into the rainforest, but Glory and Sunny eventually convince them to move on.
Later, Sunny mysteriously disappears, followed shortly by Webs. Clay and Tsunami both feel sharp pricks in their necks while Glory and Starflight duck under a bush for cover; Glory demands that their attackers show themselves, and a large group of RainWings materialize in front of them. One introduces himself as Jambu and his friend as Liana, and gestures to the treetops, where their friends are hanging in woven leaf nets. He then leads them to the RainWing Village, where their friends are placed on a firm leaf platform.
Hearing Liana talking about it, Starflight asks her about the purpose of sun time. Liana explains that it makes them smarter, prettier, happier, and better at camouflage. Jambu then offers Glory a spot to sleep for sun time, and she accepts, Starflight reassuring her that he would watch over their sleeping friends. When she awakes, she discovers a dozing sloth curled in between her shoulder and wing; she was at first hesitant to let the animal stay with her, but eventually decides to let her stay. Jambu then takes her to see the three RainWing Hatcheries, where all of the tribe's eggs were raised and hatched together. He explains that the RainWing tribe didn't have a family system in order and that RainWing dragonets were raised by the entire tribe.
Glory, confused, asks how any RainWing knows if they were related to someone else; Jambu then introduces the venom test, a procedure in which two RainWings mix their venom; if the venom melts faster, then they are not related, but if one dragon's venom cancels out the other, then they belong to the same family. Jambu suggests trying the venom test between themselves, and Jambu's venom canceled out Glory's, which meant that they were probably half-brother and sister.
Arriving back at the village, Glory lands next to Starflight in time to seeing him teasing Clay in his sleep by placing a fruit near his nose and then taking it away again. Most of the group wakes up, and Sunny says that Webs' scratch had gotten worse and that he needed to see a healer quickly. Starflight then asked Jambu and Liana for an audience with Queen Dazzling. In confusion, Jambu asks if they'd rather see the current queen if their situation was so dire; Glory then learns that the RainWings took turns being a ruler, each reigning for one month at a time. Jambu leads them to the queen's treehouse for an audience with Queen Magnificent, where they wait in a line composed of a few other RainWings, two with red displayed throughout their scales. Mangrove, one of the angry dragons in line, tells Glory that his partner, Orchid, had gone missing three weeks ago and that he was yet again requesting a search party for her. Glory, intrigued, asks if she can watch while Mangrove speaks to the queen, and he agrees. After speaking with Bromeliad, Glory suggests that they combine their audiences since their issues were fairly similar in topic.
After Mangrove and Bromeliad move on, Sunny shows Mangrove Webs' injury. She gives them directions to the healers' treehouse and seems uninterested when Glory suggests gathering information about the missing RainWings. She, unwilling to complete the job herself, appoints Glory as an investigator. She, along with Clay and Starflight, ask Mangrove for details on Orchid's disappearance.
He agreed to take them to the last place Orchid was seen, which turned out to be beside a huge fallen tree that was a short while away from the village. As Starflight tracked a sickly-smelling trail, the four arrived at a small waterfall, which had two fat black trees on either side and a pool at the base, where a wheezing silver sloth lay - the source of the sickly smell. After checking around the huge rock it was laying next to, Glory found a black hole - or a doorway - in the middle of the boulder.
After Clay and Starflight saw the tunnel for themselves, Glory speculated that it had something to do with the missing RainWings. The four agreed to have Starflight return in the morning with a plan, the longest, strongest vines they could find, and the rest of their friends. Sending Starflight and Mangrove back to the village, Clay and Glory settled in a large tree, where they could watch the pond and the tunnel for the night.
Around midnight, they heard loud stamping noises accompanied by sniffling and snorting. Then, something tramped near the pond and proceeded to crunch and slurp on something in it, slithering back into what was probably the hole when it finished. When the sun started rising again, all that was left of the infected sloth were a few scraps of silver fur and some blood-spattered leaves.
Once Clay, Sunny, Tsunami, and Jambu returned with vine ropes, they decided that Glory would go into the hole with Clay, both with the vines tied around their shoulders and orders to tug on them three times if something was wrong. Handing Silver, (The sloth's new name) to Sunny, Glory followed Clay as he stepped into the tunnel. The hole led into the Kingdom of Sand within sight of Princess Burn's stronghold; once Glory and Clay returned to tell their friends, Mangrove suddenly ran past them, disappearing into the tunnel. Glory set Silver on a nearby tree and ran after him, but he was just a green dot in the sky by the time she got there; it looked like he was heading to the Ice Kingdom, which meant that was where they were going next.
After a night of uncomfortable sleep in the base of a short cliff, Glory and Starflight were the first two to wake up. After Starflight went back to sleep, Glory took to the air and saw a structure ahead of her that turned out to be a fortress with smoke rising from its chimneys, presumably belonging to Princess Blaze and her SandWings. Then, she spotted a black dragon a little ways away, and had hoped it was Mangrove camouflaging himself as a NightWing; but then he breathed out a fire, and that meant that there was an actual lone NightWing on IceWing territory.
Suspicious, Glory camouflaged herself as an IceWing - referencing Fjord, to be exact - and flared up her now-blue ruff as an illusion of the IceWings' extra horns. Confronting him, the dragon explained that he was waiting for "a few someones" and that he was on a secret NightWing mission. He asked if she'd seen the Dragonets of Destiny anywhere, and as Glory was flying away he told her that his name was Deathbringer.
When Glory returned to their camp and explained her encounter, the dragonets guessed that Mangrove was hiding somewhere in Blaze's fortress. Taking Jambu with her, Glory scouted the building and figured out that they would have to get in through the main door. Thus, Glory disguised herself as an IceWing named Storm and Jambu as a lighter IceWing named Penguin, both of whom were sent by Queen Glacier. After a SandWing guard almost spotted them, the Glory and Jambu spoke with another SandWing, who offered to take them to see Blaze right away when they asked for an audience with her. This surprised both of them, as they hadn't expected Blaze to be lounging around her fortress at that very moment.
While speaking with the princess, Glory told her that the dragonets were here, but that they weren't willing to risk coming inside the fortress. Reluctantly, Blaze agreed to go outside, throwing a brown camelskin blanket around her shoulders. While they were walking out, Glory distracted Blaze by asking about one of the tapestries adorning the stone walls, which gave Jambu time to grab the camouflaged Mangrove and usher him out the door. Later down the hallway, Glory and Jambu saw two pitiful-looking scavengers shivering in a freezing cage. After they took one each on their backs, hiding them between their folded wings, they dropped the scavengers on the snow beside the fortress before following Blaze back to their friends.
While Blaze introduced herself to the dragonets, Deathbringer landed behind her with two throwing stars in his talons. After throwing one that embedded itself in Tsunami's wing and another in Blaze's neck, Glory tackled the NightWing while Clay patched up Blaze's wound with her blanket. When she saw the oncoming IceWing patrol with Glacier at its head, she threatened to tie him up and leave him to their mercy if he didn't fly away right that moment. After Deathbringer left, the dragonets, Mangrove, and Jambu headed for home. After Glory and the others arrived, Glory and Tsunami decided to spend the night in the same tree as the night before; Glory thought that Tsunami's night vision would be useful. As the "monster" started crashing around their hiding spot again, he was interrupted by whistling, which matched the "Dragonets are Coming" song.
Alarmed, the "monster" retreated back into his tunnel, and when their whistling culprit came into view, Glory wasn't surprised that it was Deathbringer. As Glory tied him to a tree with vines, she sent Tsunami back to the RainWing village to get Clay so that he could watch the NightWing instead. Once Clay came and relieved her shift, Glory used herself as bait by going alone into the rainforest, eventually arriving at a clearing that was marked with black, harmless stains. As she bent to sniff one of the footprints embedded in the mud, she was knocked out by a heavy blow to the back of her head.
Once Glory regained her senses, she felt herself being dragged down a long tunnel - but it wasn't the one she had guessed, as this one sloped down instead of straight. When one of her kidnappers mentioned how Deathbringer had warned him about the dragonets, Glory started trying to desperately tear through the canvas with her bound claws in order to warn her friends. After some shouting, she has knocked out again, only to awake in a prison stationed next to a flowing river of lava. There was a young RainWing in her cell, who introduced herself as Kinkajou. Because of her young age, her talons, mouth, and wings were not bound by silver bands, as the other RainWing captives' were. While Glory communicated to Kinkajou through talon gestures, she discovered that the NightWing guards took off her mouth band when she ate. As a NightWing guard stepped forward with a three-pronged spear designed to unlock her band, he jumped out of the way; but not fast enough. He lay creaking in pain at the edge of their cell until Glory pushed him out into the dark ravine below.
As the second guard fled, the third retaliated when Glory tried to venom him, pinning Glory to the floor. Surprisingly, Kinkajou sprayed venom between his wings, causing him to release Glory. As Glory realized that she'd never get her bonds off before the second guard raised an alarm, she ordered the first guard to carry them across the lava river.
When the NightWing only responded with a groan, Clay and Deathbringer showed up just in time for their rescue. While Clay carried Glory on his back, Kinkajou and Deathbringer flew by themselves. However, Deathbringer circled back to join his tribe when they neared the tunnel, as he didn't want to be punished for helping them. After Glory, Clay, and Kinkajou fought with the NightWing guards stationed at the tunnel, they fled into the rainforest, where Glory spoke with Queen Magnificent about what she had seen. When the queen didn't seem to care about her missing subjects and refused to save them, Glory challenged Magnificent for the RainWing throne, as she knew that she couldn't save the prisoners without the power of an army. Instead of a battle to the death to become queen, the RainWings had devised a series of challenges that included things such as camouflage, flower hunting, venom-shooting contests, tree gliding, and fruit gathering.
By the final venom-shooting contest, Glory and Magnificent's teams were tied. Kinkajou, competing against Grandeur, was losing by the end of the tie-breaking match, but a sloth tumbled out of the trees in front of the target board right after Grandeur had spat her venom. Kinkajou jumped up and tried to push the sloth out of the way, but Grandeur spat her venom and injured Kinkajou's wing in the result, leaving three smoldering black holes in the membrane. Frantic, Glory started trying her own venom in order to counteract Grandeur's, and surprisingly, the melting stopped as their venom met. Grandeur forfeit the contest when she figured out that Glory was descended from the original RainWing royal family, knowing that Glory would be a better queen than any of the current ones. Glory has officially crowned the queen of the RainWings at the end of the book, but Clay suddenly appeared through the cheering tribe with news of Starflight's disappearance, as well as a guess that he had gone to warn his tribe about the Glory's plan to free the RainWing prisoners.
The Dark Secret
In the time that Starflight was trapped on the NightWings' volcano, he found a dreamvisitor, which he used to contact Glory in a dream to warn her that the NightWings were planning something. When Starflight, (along with Fatespeakerand Flame), returned to their friend's overjoyed welcome, they discussed the plan to infiltrate the NightWings' home and rescue the captured RainWings. Glory was worried, however, that most of her tribe wouldn't be able to use their venom on another dragon, even if it meant life or death. Sunny, though, found a solution by suggesting that the RainWings use their tranquilizer guns and darts to knock the NightWing guards out, which avoided violence on both sides.
After the first wave of RainWings knocked the tunnel's guards out, Glory took Starflight with her to one of the RainWings' cages so that he could show her how to unlock them. Glory sent other members of her tribe to rescue any other RainWings that they saw, and to camouflage themselves as NightWings while they did so. While Glory and Starflight were searching for the NightWing ruler, Queen Battlewinner, they found her daughter, Princess Greatness, snooping around the fortress. Glory ordered Greatness to lead them to her mother, along with the threat of venom if she refused. The princess led them down a small tunnel that led to Battlewinner's throne room, which was empty except for a huge black pot of lava in the center. When Battlewinner emerged, Glory told her that she was never going to make it to the rainforest alive, and that she should give the NightWing tribe to Glory so that they would not share the same fate.
Battlewinner, seething, refused and flung herself at Glory - but it was no use, as the ice was taking over her body in the absence of the lava. After the former NightWing queen froze to death, the ground started to shake and rumble. Glory and Starflight hastily ran to the NightWing dungeons, where they freed Deathbringer and Queen Splendor with a set of keys found in a coal niche. As they exited the fortress, Starflight told the gathered NightWings that accepting Glory's rule was the only way to live, unless they wanted to fly over the ocean. Tsunami, stationed at the tunnel, required each NightWing to pledge their allegiance to Glory before she allowed them to pass.
As the last few remaining NightWings fled into the tunnel, the volcano exploded. Clay tried to shield Starflight with his fireproof scales, but he wasn't fast enough, as the fire had permanently blinded Starflight's eyes.
The Brightest Night
When Sunny was kidnapped by three traitorous NightWings, (Preyhunter, Strongwings, and Fierceteeth), Glory was in a panic, sending out several search parties to find her. When the SandWing returned, she explained her capture and how she had finally met her mother, Thorn. Glory was angry but relieved, but she was excited most of all by Sunny's plan for stopping the war. Sunny would talk to each of the SandWing sisters by using a dreamvisitor, telling them to meet in Burn's Stronghold on the false Brightest Night.
At the meeting, Blister gave Burn a box with two dragonbite vipers inside. Burn trapped one under her talons, the other bit her other foot and raced toward the dragonets. While Sunny and Fatespeaker tried to get Starflight off the ground, Clay slammed into them in order to save Starflight; however, he received a bad wound on his thigh. Glory helped to hold Clay down while Peril burned out the poison in his leg. She also helped to dig up Queen Oasis' Grave to get the Eye of Onyx and the other lost SandWing treasure. The Eye of Onyx was Blister's demise and the start of Thorn's reign, effectively making Sunny the new heir to the throne.
Although Glory does not have an appearance in Moon Rising, she is mentioned by Moon's mother, hinted at being unfit for a ruler due to her young age.
Glory first appeared in this book when Prince Winter was tackled by Deathbringer in the NightWing camp. As she hauled the NightWing off of the young prince, Winter explained that his sister Princess Icicle was coming to kill Glory on Queen Scarlet's orders. Glory summoned a meeting at the Royal Pavilion, calling a few scouts to report if they had seen anything suspicious. One RainWing mentioned a patch of ice near the Bayan Tree; Glory and Winter prepared to leave, along with Moon and Qibli. Near the tree, there was an unnaturally shaped mound of dirt, which contained a bloodied and frozen NightWing. As Glory realized that Icicle was nearby, she sent the four dragonets to the RainWing Wingery for their own safety.
While the dragonets escaped from the Wingery, Kinkajou left a trail for Glory to follow. As Kinkajou and Icicle were fighting in the abandoned Night Kingdom, Glory tranquilized the IceWing and took her back to the RainWing village. As Winter was arguing with Qibli when the SandWing offered to help save Winter's brother, Prince Hailstorm, Glory tells Winter that she felt the same way that he did then: that she could have done everything by herself and didn't need anyone else, but that he would appreciate his friends' help later on.
When Queen Scarlet shouted vengeance at Queen Ruby and her soldiers at Jade Mountain Academy's entrance, she also hurled a decapitated head at the watching dragons. Upon closer look, Sunny and Clay recognized it as Glory's; however, as Prince Turtle pulled out a curled scrap of paper from the dragon's ear canal, the head began to shift and grow until it resembled a female MudWing. Turtle guessed that an animus dragon had enchanted the paper to make the dragon appear exactly as Glory, as the paper contained a written enchantment.
Talons of Power
When Darkstalker visited the Rainforest Kingdom, he challenged Glory for kingship over the NightWing tribe. Instead of the usual fight-to-the-death challenge, Glory decided to let each NightWing decide for themselves which dragon they wanted as their ruler. This easy agreement only added to Turtle's nervousness, as he guessed that Darkstalker's spells were clouding Glory and Deathbringer's greater judgment. Later that night, Darkstalker had a vision of five dragons coming to kill the RainWing queen; after he captured four of them, he created a giant iron prison using a branch. Glory appeared uneasy as the building made its home in her rainforest, but she did not argue with Darkstalker.
Darkness of Dragons
Glory is mentioned by Sunny, as she was dreamvisiting her, and also by Qibli, who said that some NightWings would hate her forever simply because she was a RainWing.
Ex-Queen Grandeur, grandmother or great-aunt
Queen Anaconda, ancestor
"Listen. I used to think I could do everything by myself, too. I didn't want help from anyone. But I wouldn't be here now if it weren't for my friends, and I have a feeling you'll be saying the same thing a year from now."
- Glory is afraid of the dark
- Glory has a pet sloth named Silver, and is one of the six dragons confirmed to owning a pet. The others include Winter (Bandit), Smolder (Flower), Indigo (Blob), Bromeliad (unnamed sloth), and Exquisite (many unnamed sloths).
- She is the third known queen to ascend to the throne without killing the previous queen, the others being Queen Pearl and Queen Snowfall.
- Glory is most likely named after the flower, morning glory.