Iron Flame - Rebecca Yarros

Iron Flame

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-11-07
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 5,209 Ratings


Discover the instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Now optioned for TV by Amazon Studios.

Accolades for Fourth Wing
Amazon Best Books of the Year, #4 • Apple Best Books of the Year 2023 • Barnes & Noble Best Fantasy Book of 2023 (Fourth Wing and Iron Flame) • 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
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“The first year is when some of us lose our lives. The second year is when the rest of us lose our humanity.” —Xaden Riorson

Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.

Now the real training begins, and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capacity for pain beyond endurance. It’s the new vice commandant, who’s made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is–unless she betrays the man she loves.

Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits—and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules.

But a determination to survive won’t be enough this year.

Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College—and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end.

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


  • This is how you write a second book!!!

    By dddrrrggg
    Rebecca Yarros absolutely killed it with this book. I was worried that given the events at the end of the first book, that would be the end of our time at Basgiath and the rest of the series would be a totally different vibe. But the characters were given a believable return and I’m grateful because it was so engaging, so much fun learning more about the Rider education and everything that goes into it. The entire climax of the book is chef’s kiss. The feelings I felt for characters I thought I hated. The GASP I gasped at the twist at the end. AND props to the author, she narrowly avoided the trap that I feel a lot of other YA authors fall into (the one where once the two MCs acknowledge that they’re in love, the author no longer knows how to write them and it gets boring and cringey). Absolutely loved this book, can’t wait for the next one.
  • Romance or Fantasy. Well mostly romance

    By Tara in samsara
    She has the ability to tell a great story but the cheesy sex in the first book was amped up further. She has chosen her genre and it isn’t really fantasy. I like her dragons but her character development was less in this book. Xaden was a love sick fool. I read the reviews for Book 3 which seemed to be a romantic love fest so I am now done with this series.
  • I can’t wait until the next one

    By yooper_
    Such a good second book in this series
  • Love the story line without the sex

    By TLRaab
    I would give it 5 stars but the very descriptive love scenes are not for me. A little more romance and less Penthouse please!
  • Iron flame

    By Jeff's sigi
    Mesmerizing. Thank you for this spell binding book. Look forward to you next in this series.
  • I need the next book ASAP

    By jogilover
    I loved fourth wing and was looking forward to iron flame and oh boy it did not disappoint! I looooved it!
  • 10/10 emotional roller coaster

    By gracie's reads
    Grab a box of tissues. Maybe two.
  • 10/10 Rebecca has done it again 👏🏼

    By KMJ620
  • Sex and Dragons

    By RachaelEliz
    Couldn’t stop reading. Impatiently waiting for the third… and a movie of the first.
  • My heart

    By Kacferr14
    I loved the first book so much and I flew threw it, I took more time with this one. It’s brings the characters into view and makes you fall in love with them. I knew the end would tear me apart and it did, but I can’t wait for the next book now.