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....
|Title||:||Furyborn (Empirium #1)|
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Furyborn (Empirium #1) Reviews
This was REALLY fun.
Only minor spoilers below - nothing big.
Let's start with the prologue because holy crap that was fantastic. Way to suck me in, Claire. Anyway, we're thrust into an intense birth-and-escape scene where Queen Rielle delivers her daughter and shoves her into the arms of a young boy-Simon- telling him he must escape and save her life. Simon basically witnesses this whole horrific scene with the queen and an angel that has come for her before whisking the baby to safe ...more
ARC provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review.
“The queen stopped screaming just after midnight.”
Apparently, this is going to be a super polarizing book here on Goodreads, which is totally fine. Whatever your feelings are towards this book, they are totally valid. I did end up really enjoying it though. I thought it read like an adult high fantasy, I loved the constant juxtaposition between the two main protagonists, I thought it was high action back to back to back, and I love ...more
THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING - I HAVE CHILLS.
Well. Here’s to a new season of FANTASY 👏🏻
To say I went into this book with reservations and Z E R O expectations is an understatement because this book is h e l l a f u c k i n g HYPED.
H Y P E D i tell you.
but, bUT, BUT....it. was. really. fucking. GOOD.
I was honestly not expecting the amount of great good epicness that was this book.
Aside from the riveting and hyping reviews, there were also the polarizing and scathing reviews, but most of them consisted mainly of points that either state ...more
"We all have darkness inside us, Rielle. That is what it means to be human."
Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with an early copy of this!
Plain and simple, I loved this. The premise of this book was so incredibly intriguing to me that even if I had not received a copy of this book I would be racing to the bookstore on release day to get my hands on it. Two Queens that are separated by a thousand years but somehow their lives are intertwined to determine the fate of the world? YES PLEAS ...more
I finished this first thing this morning and was gonna write a review for it sometime throughout the day, but now I just ate two huge wraps and fell into my bed so I guess it ain't happenin'.
November Fairyloot ♥ More pictures linked below ♥
Holy shite balls! I loved this freaking book and I have a new favorite author and I hope the rest of the books in the series are just as good!
I love some bad arse woman in books. I had about 20 gifs of bad arse women to go with this statement but we will just go with a couple or so.... =D
This story is about Eliana and Rielle. This is told from both of their stories, one from the past and one in the present. I'm not going to get to ...more
This classic fantasy inspired, angeltastic first in a trilogy is straight YA, but still has enough depth to interest a wider audience.
Easily the best part is the bright cinematic nature of the background, the sense of place and history that allows the book a greater impact than the plot would give it alone. It's appealing on so many levels- the elemental magic, the events and individuals of the mythic past, legendary beasts, battles between angels and humanity... It's these bits that made me wa ...more