Fourth Wing on May 2, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
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"Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling, the first in Yarros' Empyrean series will delight fans of romantic, adventure-filled fantasy." —Booklist, starred review
"Fourth Wing will have your heart pounding from beginning to end... A fantasy like you've never read before." ―#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.
But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away...because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.
With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.
She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.
Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.
Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.
How do you review a book that when you place it down from reading the final page, your jaw drops to the floor? Rebecca Yarros, The Empyrean Series, is on my watch list for the next book. I had never read a book by this author, but when you put dragons in a book and say war college, I jumped in with both feet. The subject matter is this book is highly recommended for adults and not for young adult readers. It deals with graphic sex, violence, and emotional triggers for death. Just tread carefully with your hearts, dear friends. I was emotionally invested from the first page to the heart-stopping ending. Violet and Xaden have profound steamy moments on the page and are very descriptive. I was glad I was the only one in the room; I am sure my cheeks were blushing. The dragons are lovely, and the connection between the rider and the dragon is emotional, mysterious, and unique. The fantasy elements with the dragons and the riders getting signets were so interesting. The rebellious kids having to be in the rider’s quadrant as a way to kill them off hopefully was cruel but made the plot twist at the end so intriguing. Like I said jaw dropped, and I am eager for book two.