Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1)
by Rosaria Munda
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 15th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons
Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons. Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet. But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city. With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.
From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.
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This is an intense emotional story told from the perspective of two children who survived the downfall of the previous government down fall. One is the son of a dragonlord who entire family was destroyed and he only survived because someone chose not to end his life when he was ordered to. The other is the daughter of a serf whose entire family was destroyed by dragon fire and she was forced to watch. They are both raised as orphans and dream of a time when they can escape the horrible destruction of their families.
When they are given the chance to be come dragon riders in the new order, they are both determined to be better then the ones who came before them. Those who destroyed their families and those that were part of the destruction. The complex relationship between these two characters is so intense, you can feel it on every page of the book.
The other characters that are part of this story share a bit of those who can be loved and those you want to see destroyed. When you come to the end of this first book your heart will probably be in your chest as you read and feel for Lee as he forced to make some very tough decisions. Your also left wondering what choice he actually made and what will come next in this series. I have questions and i have theories and i am on the edge of my seat wondering what is to come.
Rosaria grew up in rural North Carolina, where she climbed trees, read Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught herself Latin. She studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat.
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