Series: Empyrean Book 2
Length: 640 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 15 minutes
First Published: 2023
Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College―Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.
Now the real training begins, and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capacity for pain beyond endurance. It’s the new vice commandant, who’s made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is–unless she betrays the man she loves.
Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits―and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules.
But a determination to survive won’t be enough this year.
Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College―and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end.
About Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca Yarros is an author whose works include The Last Letter, In the Likely Event, and the Empyrean series, Fourth Wing and Iron Flame. She is also the cofounder of One October, a nonprofit that helps children in foster care. Yarros currently lives in Colorado. Visit the author’s website →