Sunday 1 October 2023

🐲 Fourth Wing (The Empyreans #1 🐲 Rebecca Yarros 🐲



 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
I rarely, and I mean rarely, read fantasy.
And when there is a book that everyone is raving about, I usually find it meh.
So I picked up Fourth Wing not expecting to really like it.
But I was wrong. This book deserves all the hype that I have seen about it. 

I started listening on a road trip, and was instantly hooked. I got home, and picked up the paperback I had sitting there.  I had things that needed to be done, but... dragons!
I had to go out, but.... dragons!
Violet is easy to like, and you can't help but be on her side with all that is going on. You are with her as you navigate a world where so many want her dead, when she tried to figure out who she should trust.
And I am so glad that I waited to read it, as book 2, Iron Flame comes out next month, so I don't have the half year wait to find out what happens next.
Because that last line? I audibly gasped as I read it.