Fourth Wing - Empyrean, Bk 1 Author: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 V... more »iolet 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.« less
This was what I consider a hyped up book.
It was a pretty good fast read.
It is really sad that the author didn't take the time to actually develop the characters and the storyline better.
The characters have NO depth, no back story, no future story, no nothing. If they die you are not emotionally attached to anyone since you don't know them.
Same for the back story and family histories. What a lost opportunity the author missed in making this a a spectacular book instead of a hyped up book.
It is the Hunger Games with dragons themed book. Even the very last line on the last page screams Hunger Games. Was really disappointed in see/reading that.
Since I am not really vested in the characters I don't think a book 2 is necessary for me to read.