Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing

By Rebecca Yarros

  • Release Date: 2023-05-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 14,691 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


  • Epic and Empowering

    By FriendlyFireStar
    I loved the story, characters and empowering partner dynamics.
  • Absolutely Devoured the Serious

    By cantcatchme16
    Might be my favorite series of all time
  • There are mixed reviews on this book.

    By EpicFantasyReader
    I should’ve listened to the negative reviews, because honestly, this book is embarrassingly awful. From lack of dragons, to the rushed and inappropriate nature of the romance, I wish that I could say that I hadn’t read this book, but I did. Don’t make the same mistake I did by purchasing this book.
  • 10/10

    By MayiMayiFlor
    You won’t put it down.
  • Wonderful read!!

    By Tootie1124
    Such a good book! Literally excited by every page and so many emotions felt!! Bravo!!
  • Left me wanting more

    By Dannyluce63
    Read this series. It’s addictive.
  • Definitely a solid read

    By jaszyde
    Xaden is everything in this book. the development of Vi is lacking in some areas but xaden is amazing
  • Fourth Wing

    By Jeanette Graydon
    I love this book so much I’m definitely headed to read the second one NOWWW‼️‼️
  • Format is broken on iPhone

    By mplbr
    This book is not formatted correctly for reading on an iPhone 15. The top of each page is overlayed with the page header, and the last few pages of each chapter are missing.
  • Worth all the praise

    By NatalieBollman
    I’m obsessed.