Listen, I am as shocked as the next person that this 60-something reader loved this book so much! Never in a million years would I have believed that I could love a fantasy about dragons so much.
I was totally invested in Violet, Xaden and the entire cast of characters. The plot was fast-paced, very inventive and engaging. And there’s even romance, too, a slow-build love between Violet and her nemesis Xaden that was nice and spicy!
“𝘎𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦, 𝘝𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦?” 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩.
𝘏𝘦’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦; 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯.
𝘔𝘺 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘴. “𝘔𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘝𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘵,” 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦.
“𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘮𝘺 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳.” 𝘏𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥. “𝘞𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘵.”
As someone who reads very little fantasy, I absolutely loved this book and am thrilled for the author’s success. I loved that Violet was the underdog, I loved the world-building and if you haven’t already heard, the ending will blow you away. Can’t wait for the next book!!
“𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.”
About the Book:
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.