The fantasy that took — and is still taking — the world by storm now has a brand-new look. With black sprayed edges and a cover fit for a dragon rider, this special edition has a limited supply, so get it while you can.
The year’s biggest book sensation and #1 New York Times bestseller returns in this completely jaw-dropping special edition, featuring:
• a stunning, revamped cover
• gorgeous new endpapers
• black sprayed edges
…plus two bonus chapters from Xaden’s point of view!
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.
“Smart-ass. Bad-ass. Kick-ass. One helluva ride!” —Tracy Wolff, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling…” ―Booklist, starred review
“Readers will be spellbound and eager for more." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Empyrean series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Fourth Wing
Book #2 Iron Flame
About the Author
Having fostered, then adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she cofounded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit oneoctober.org.
To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, visit RebeccaYarros.com.