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
CONTAINS LOTS OF SWEARING. YOU ARE WARNED
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present.... The biggest disappointment of 2018
oK. oK. WHAT KIND OF A FUCKING MESS DID I JUST READ????
I WANT MY TIME BACK. I'm just thankful I didn't have to pay for this shit.
If this book was on fire and I have a bowl of water, I would drink the water
Let's break it the fuck down, shall we?
✨What I liked ✨
the beginning was bomb as hell. It started off with a fucking bang and I was hooked. but as you can see from ...more
Wow there was a heck of a lot going on in this book and I can safely say...I'm exhausted. Like seriously. I finished and took a nap. But I also might be turning a hundred soon, WHO KNOWS. Anyway! I wasn't as enamoured with this one as I hoped so I'll come back for a full review later. For noooow, here is a list:
• I loved BOTH the girls, Rielle and Eliana
• they were honestly slightly wicked, terrifying, badass, powerful and unapologetically them
• which is really refreshing
• although Rielle's sto ...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
These are the books of my heart. I've been working on them for thirteen years.
It's a story about two young women deciding how to use their power--for good or for evil, or maybe to fight a war, or maybe not at all. These girls make lots of mistakes. They fall in love and they tell many lies. They do great things and they do awful things--sometimes to save the people they love. Sometimes to save themselves. Sometimes just for the hell of it.
It's a story about faith--how it can help, and how it c ...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
Well...That was intense.😶 Long review coming through :)
When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana. A bounty hunter for the Undyin ...more
DNF @ pg 210
I normally don't give star ratings to DNFs unless I've put in a substantial enough effort to fully determine my thoughts on the book, but I'd say 200+ pages of effort is enough to justify a star rating for this one.
Do you ever have one of those books that something in your gut tells you, 'You're not going to like this one, but you give it a try anyways? And then within a few chapters, you realize that your intuition was totally right and you never should've bothered? Because that wa ...more
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