With the first page you hear the ancient lore of the First Protector of the land and how the forgotten son of Stormscourage house survived the bloody revolution against unsuspecting lives. This boy would come to rise from his past where shadows haunted any prolonged reflection. His blood brims with the Stormscourage strength; through this, he is able to share an incredible bond with his dragon. Within the first chapter, you share Leo Stormscourage's dream of being a Firstrider to regain the status and power that was taken from his family because of the Revolution. But even the most noble of dreams are flanked by the obstructions of reality.
A reader will find themselves at the helm of a new revolution where we will find the changing faces of friendship and fate. Then, before you know it, you'll be fireborne.
Through Rosaria Munda, the page becomes an extension of an incredibly detailed imagination. I loved the feeling of utter immersement in Annie and Lee's world. With each changing chapter, the words seemed to rush from the page like the gales of wind that rushed past the dragonriders. Overall, Fireborne thrills readers with political intrigue, secrets, and the power of dragons through an epic fantasy narrative that will prove itself to be a tale for the ages.
"And as with gods the world quaked, to see them fireborne."
"I can make history one step at a time."
"There was greatness in them. But with that greatness came arrogance, and with that arrogance corruption, and with that corruption downfall."
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.
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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Starts: 9th October 2019
Ends: 9th October 2019