Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-05-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 15,854 Ratings)


A #1 New York Times bestseller • Optioned for TV by Amazon Studios • Amazon Best Books of the Year, #4 • Apple Best Books of the Year 2023 • Barnes & Noble Best Fantasy Book of 2023 • NPR “Books We Love” 2023 • Audible Best Books of 2023 • Hudson Book of the Year • Google Play Best Books of 2023 • Indigo Best Books of 2023 • Waterstones Book of the Year finalist • Goodreads Choice Award, semi-finalist • Newsweek Staffers’ Favorite Books of 2023 • Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2023

"Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling, the first in Yarros' Empyrean series will delight fans of romantic, adventure-filled fantasy."Booklist, starred review

"Fourth Wing will have your heart pounding from beginning to end... A fantasy like you've never read before." ―#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from New York Times 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 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.

The Empyrean series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Fourth Wing
Book #2 Iron Flame


  • 5 Spice by

    By PayPay82
    Cheers for a non weak self doubting female lead! Also love the spice!! 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
  • Sigh - dull, cliche teen romance

    By stratton100
    Trite, mediocre, with an occasional creative flourish that made it bare interesting enough to read until the awful cliche romance story turned it into a low level teen romance novel. Disappointing and dull
  • Amazing

    By Jenobles1
    Loved this book
  • Entertaining story, but with soft porn

    By Vanillabitty
    A very good read, lots of fun with the unexpected plot twists. It was annoying to have the sex scenes spelled out so graphically, otherwise a good read.
  • OMG!!!!

    By Nikkibobbie
    I cannot describe how awesome this book is. I am OBSESSED . The characters, the storyline, in the way she weaves this tale is beyond wonderful. I haven’t been this excited about a trilogy in a while. This book I read in three days definitely a page turner . You have to buy it if you like Dragons and magic
  • A must read.

    By Becky2004
    This is the best book I’ve read in a while. The political aspects with sprinkled in romance, just absolutely amazing! Truly a must read.
  • Good

    By Cut wood
    Interesting concept. Good writing. I thought the first three quarters were better than the last quarter.
  • Speechless

    By AllieMCato
    I didn’t want to put it down. I didn’t want to eat or sleep until I finished it. The descriptions of emotions are amazing! How this author describes landscape and fight sequences is so consuming! And props to the author for making Violet head over heels in love, but not some simpering girl that is emotionally unintelligent. And for making the male lead honorable in the ways that count. Do yourself a favor and read this book immediately, and then read the second!
  • Absolutely OBSESSED with this series

    By Meggggs <3
    I can’t stop thinking about how amazing these books are! I need more!
  • Amazing

    By Alanis Days