Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-05-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 9,195 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


  • Amazing read

    By allison nolagirl
    Amazing!!! Must read for anyone who loves magic and power of love! May need to read it again and again! Suggest for your friends.
  • Loved it!!

    By bmbortiz
    Suspense, love, courage and Dragons!!! Loved this book.
  • Fourth Wing

    By Sagearoo
    Amazing, hard to put down. When is the movie?
  • 5/5

    By @Layoffdaj
  • AHHH

    By sisnsosbaks aoaksnns
    Obsessed. I can’t wait to read the second!!
  • Fourth Wing

    By AMC_13
    Thrilling read! I’m so glad I bought this book. Rebecca… man I’m glad you wrote this… I appreciate your brain. What a wonderful way to spend a couple afternoons. Already bought the next in line and will eagerly buy another if the second matches the thrill of the first. Wow!
  • Obsessed

    By ane0045
    I am not a big fantasy person but holy crap this book is amazing. I am also not a huge reader but I was engulfed in this book.
  • Great overall but a little too horny near the end.

    By The robot named Alfonso
    I really enjoyed reading this book in terms of the story, setting, and characters but its major drawback was the fact the last 250 pages or so are so extremely sexual it’s almost a different book entirely. It wouldn’t that bad if it was maybe 2 or 3 chapters dedicated to the two main characters being horny but it’s almost the entirely of the last third of the book. Every page has something overtly sexual on it all of a sudden which gets old after the first 30 times. I really wanted to give the book 5 stars but the amount of what is basically smut at the end of the book drops it down to 4.
  • In love!!!

    By Kirazikins
    Just finished this book and am absolutely in love with the characters and the story!!
  • 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!