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Fourth Wing (Empyrean, Bk 1)
Fourth Wing - Empyrean, Bk 1
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders. — 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 eli...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780349436999
ISBN-10: 0349436991
Publication Date: 5/2/2023
Pages: 512
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Piatkus
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 79
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Fourth Wing (Empyrean, Bk 1) on + 1710 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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reviewed Fourth Wing (Empyrean, Bk 1) on + 1110 more book reviews
I thought this was a really fun page-turner, as long as you are okay with a high body count. Violet is off to battle college where her distant mother is a commander. Her country is at war and it is the norm for many classmates to die before graduation. Violet is medically fragile and works harder than most for her chances. If dragons, sex, secrets, and family issues sound like a good mix this is a good choice for you.

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Violet Sorrengail (Primary Character)
Xaden Riorson (Primary Character)