Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-05-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 8,868 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


  • even the sex isn’t very exciting

    By Mike2th
    I don’t blame young “riders” for having sex on the brain, but leave a little to our imagination!
  • I loved Fourth Wing!

    By badash248
    This story was so good. The author kept me hanging onto every word! I will say the romance portions do get a little cheesy here and there but I do try to remind myself they are just in their twenties and angsty 😂
  • Will continue series

    By Ailishing Amal
    Very enjoyable if predictable
  • So good

    By esthreader787
    Couldn’t put it down!!!!
  • Absolutely Love!

    By AlyxLietar
    Normally don’t read fantasy books, but oh my goodness, I love it so so so much!!
  • Great Book

    By shel2008
    Unstoppable Reading Finished in Two Days 🥰 can’t wait to start iron flame
  • Must read!

    By TheOGKellBell
    Loved this series! If you loved ACOTAR, you will love this series!
  • Phenomenal

    By Vans_and_bands_bitches
    No book has ever caught me within the first chapter like this book has. This book quite literally has me in a CHOKEHOLD. If you need a push, this is your aggressive push. READ. THIS. BOOK.
  • Amazing

    By Anon123769
    Haven’t read a book like that since reading Harry Potter as a kid. Absolutely loved this book.
  • Stolen culture

    By justlurch
    This author stole from the Irish and Scottish people and their culture language of Gaelic, if you do purchase this book please take the time to search the Gaelic words and their meanings to bring awareness back to this amazing language that was nearly destroyed by the British empire.