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The first book in the instant New York Times bestselling series, the Empirium Trilogy!
Furyborn is an epic YA fantasy about two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.
When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and one of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed as the Blood Queen...unless the trials kill the queen first.
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable—until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart 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.
- Epic fantasy and dark fantasy YA readers
- Fans of To Kill A Kingdom and Ash Princess
- Lovers of dual POVs and epic world building
- Those who enjoy fiction about strong girls and women
The Empirium Trilogy:
- Furyborn (Book 1)
- Kingsbane (Book 2)
- Lightbringer (Book 3)
Praise for Furyborn:
“Set in an immersive world of elemental magic, legendary godsbeasts, and cutthroat assassins, Claire Legrand's Furyborn is an addictive, fascinating fantasy." — Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
"A must-read." —Refinery29
"A series to watch." —Paste Magazine
"One of the biggest new YA Fantasies." —Entertainment Weekly
- Case Count: Hardcover: 24, Paperback: 16
- Age range: 14-18
"Strikingly vivid prose...the nearly five hundred pages race by in stunning fashion. This is a must-have for fans of Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles (Finnikin of the Rock, or Cashore's Graceling." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies. " — Kirkus Reviews
"A page-turner. Readers will find the complex and flawed characters immensely relatable. The two narratives are deftly interwoven, and plot twists will keep teens on the edge of their seats." — School Library Journal, popular pick
"A dark yet rousing adventure story that combines passion and danger at every turn." — Booklist
"For those looking for some serious girl power in their "Game of Thrones"-style epics." — USA Today
"This massive novel packs a punch. The characters are passionate and well defined. The worldbuilding is immense, colorful, exciting, and unique. The villains are horrible. The author saves a final twist for the last few pages that throws everything into line and will leave readers thirsting for the next book...This series will find a wide audience among teens, especially those who love Sarah Maas's The Court of Thorns and Roses." — VOYA Magazine
"This first book of a planned trilogy will not supply all of the answers but will nevertheless enthrall fans of epic fantasy. Highly recommended." — School Library Connection, Highly Recommended