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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library YAR (Text) 33500013792940 New Checked out 06/16/2023
Moorhead Public Library YAR (Text) 33500013792957 New Checked out 06/15/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781649374042
  • ISBN: 1649374046
  • Physical Description: 498 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Shrewsbury, PA : Red Tower Books, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2023.

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"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."-- Provided by publisher

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #2
    *Starred Review* Basgiath War College trains healers, scribes, infantry, or dragon riders to protect Navarre from violent invasion attempts from the kingdom of Poromiel and their gryphon riders. Violet has trained her whole life to enter the Scribe Quadrant, just like her father did. Dedicating her life to recording the war history of Navarre, rather than participating in it, fits well with her intelligence, short stature, and overly flexible joints, which leave her prone to injury. But upon her father's death, her mother, a decorated Navarrian officer, forces Violet to follow in her footsteps, and that of Violet's siblings, and join the Riders Quadrant. Once bonded, riders channel powers through their dragons, greatly increasing the likelihood of success both in the college and at war. If that wasn't challenging enough, Violet is being hunted by Xaden, a third-year cadet whose father was a rebellion leader executed at the hand of Violet's mother. Hatred will draw him close to her, but will something more powerful and alluring make separating impossible? Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling, the first in Yarros' Empyrean series will delight fans of romantic, adventure-filled fantasy. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Yarros is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifteen novels, with multiple starred Publishers Weekly reviews and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. A second-generation army brat, Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for more than twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, and she and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a cat named Artemis, who rules them all.

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, visit

To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, visit

Subject: Dragons > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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