Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-05-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 398 Ratings


An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

"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


  • Don’t think twice and just read it!

    By SHAY789*
    Honestly, I don’t even know what made me hesitate, but I’m glad I didn’t listen to it! This book was such an amazing ride. Violet is a small powerhouse who beats all the odds against her! The storytelling and characters will blow you away and make you feel so connected. It’ll also have you hanging on till your last breath. I’m so happy I read it, and I’m telling you that you should too!

    By lieselbug 🐛
    I loved this book, it was a reminder of how fun reading can be! 🥹❤️🤩 Right from page one I was hooked!! I finished it in 2 days and I have never had a reading hangover so bad! November cannot come soon enough, I NEED book 2 NOW😭
  • Obsessed

    By MGuasco3
    No need to explain. Just read it.
  • should be illegal for a book to be this good

    By jftkofs
    one of the most madly addictive and obsessively exceptional books i have read in a long time. absolutely hooked from beginning to end. the slow burn, the plot twists, the poetry, i ate up every detail of this book. if you’re debating reading it know you will be up all night unwilling to put it down. OBSESSED!
  • A Perfect Adventure

    By nat030597
    This book was exhilarating to escape into! I loved the dragons, enemies-to-lovers, side characters, and the two main characters. The world felt real and well built. Violet and Xander felt relatable, fully developed, flawed and perfect for the plot. I stayed up all night reading this, and have decided to immediately reread it again tonight while I wait for book two.
  • No words. A must read. Phenomenal.

    By dontbuythis987654456
    Truly unique storyline, so well written, relatable and interesting characters. Honestly one of the best fantasy books I have read in a long long time. I rarely ever write reviews, but every fantasy lover should read this book.
  • I love it!

    By bloomsburry28
    This was an amazing ride! I love everything about it!
  • Book of the year

    By HonestandPositive
    This book will be long talked about by ALL readers! If you have disliked all other fantasy books (me) then you need to RUN and read this one now and discover what an extraordinary genre it can be when it’s done well.
  • Spectacular and Exciting

    By Lorinda Hull
    Amazing story and spectacular world building! I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
  • Sexy with a plot

    By jingersmith
    This is a romance disguised as a sci-fi fiction novel.