“This narration has turned this first time fantasy bookseller into a Dragon loving, fantasy reader for life! I was literally gripping my steering wheel crying out 'pull up, pull up' during the fight scenes. What a fun, gritty, sexy book this gem has turned out to be. There is something for everyone in here.
— Amy• Plumfield Books
“I could not put this book down. I finished it in less than two days. The plot is thrilling, the suspense is captivating, and the spice is extra spicy! This is one for all lovers of fantasy. Yarros has created an immersive and compelling world. I can't wait to see where she takes the story from this point.
— Melanie• Devonport Bookshop
“It’s hot dragon school summertime! This wild fantasy delivers with deadly dragons, bitter rivalries, treachery, and steamy interludes! If you want engaging escapism, give this first novel in the Empyrean trilogy a ride, then pre-order the next novel in the series, Iron Flame, before its November release.
— Mike• A Great Good Place for Books
“I have never in my life been on such an extraordinary roller coaster of emotions as I have with this book. I have never smiled this much, cried so hard, or felt my heart beat so fast while reading. Dare I say? This is the best fantasy book I have ever read. It is deliciously dangerous, dark, and full of fire and blood, with strong and stubborn characters who fight daily to survive the dangers, deceptions, and enemies at the Basgiath War College. Oh! And dragons. Lots of dragons. WOW!!! I wait with bated breath until the next book is released. This book consumed my every thought. I. Could. Not. Stop. Reading.”
— Anna Rose• The Well-Read Moose
“Author Rebecca Yarros brings the reader right into the Rider's Quadrant of Bagsiath War College to follow candidate Violet Sorrengail as she fights tooth and nail to prove herself worthy to ride a dragon despite only ever preparing to join the Scribe Quadrant. This book is full of deadly games, hilariously smart dragons, and sexual tension so palpable you will not be able to put it down! I know I couldn't! With a tagline of "Graduate or die..." I knew this would be an exciting read, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. Read it so you can come back in and we can chat!!!”
An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book "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.