*Minor spoilers maybe?*
Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first. A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.
Furyborn is fire.
It blazes everything in it’s path and leaves nothing untouched. This book is what I thought I was getting into when I started Game of Thrones. This is next Game of Thrones. The better one.
The world is so vast I’m having a hard timing pulling my mind out of it. It’s so unexplored and there are places that are yet to be visited, but yet, it feels so developed and full. I want to visit those unexplored places.
I was wary going into this one. I’m not usually a fan of such drastically different POVs and with so many years separating them? I wasn’t too sure, but I was intrigued. With the two characters that the book follows, Rielle and Eliana, the transitions were seamless. It was hard to pull myself from one character to another so quickly because I loved them both SO DANG MUCH.
These two characters were so spectacularly written, I had no problem switching from one set of problems to another. Maybe because of the similarities between them and they are sort of kind of connected. They are the definition of morally gray characters. I don’t know where they are going to end up. I do know that I want to find out.
The other characters. The side characters? They certainly don’t feel like side characters, but I guess they could be classified as that. Nevertheless, I loved them as well. I totally guessed one surprise but one towards the end CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. But I liked it. And I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
I want this to be made into a TV show, but a solid one. This could very seriously be the next Game Of Thrones. But, I personally think it would be ten million times better. A lot less political stuff and more getting to the point but not the main point but a serious enough point that’s its really freaking interesting and amazing.
Whew, all in all. Definitely read this one. It is very, very good. It comes out May 22th. Prepare to be dazzled.
Pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/Furyborn-Empirium-Trilogy-Claire-Legrand/dp/1492656623