Author: Rosaria Munda
Series: The Aurelian Cycle #1
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Released: October 15th, 2019
Warnings: Graphic deaths
I received a copy of Fireborne through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Fireborne is the first novel in a new series called the Aurelian Cycle. And it’s a series perfect for dragon fans. Set in a world in which Dragonriders are the real thing, this fantasy tale is one of political revolution, of loss, pain, and revenge. And so much more.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s been described as being perfect for fans of both Game of Thrones and Red Rising? That was enough to sell me on this read. Though the cover was a nice touch.
Annie and Lee may have ended up in the same place together, but they come from vastly different backgrounds. Both have lost the family they hold dear, and all thanks to the violence prevalent in their cities.
That’s why they’re fighting so hard to become Dragonriders. To make a change in the world. And okay, they also want to prove something to themselves along the way. But even their battles to get to the top are different from one another.
Annie is a lowborn girl who ended up in an orphanage after her family was slaughtered. And she’s perhaps the most loyal person you’ll ever meet. She’s also an exceptionally talented dragonrider, carrying all the confidence she lacks when on the ground.
Lee was forced to watch his family die during the revolution. His life may have been spared, but it was mostly due to an oversight. Now he’s fighting to become a dragonrider. Though he doesn’t know what he’ll do when he’s forced to make the hardest decision of his life.
“Instead of listening, he remembered. He remembered his family around him, his sisters’ laughter, his brother’s teasing, his mother’s voice.”