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Furyborn - (Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand

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In this thrilling trilogy, a magic-wielding queen and a ruthless bounty hunter are separated by centuries but connected by a prophecy. "An addictive, fascinating fantasy. Truly not to be missedE"--Kendare Blake, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns

Book Synopsis

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.

Perfect for:

  • 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
Visionary. --Bustle
One of the biggest new YA Fantasies. --Entertainment Weekly
Empowering. --BuzzFeed

Review Quotes

Furyborn by Claire Legrand is the epic start to a YA fantasy trilogy focused on two very different and fascinating young women, a delicious villain, non-stop action, and heart-pounding romance. A fantastic read! - Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series

Furyborn is epic and unforgettable. I was immediately captivated by the story of two powerful young women fighting to survive in this vivid, unique fantasy world. A must-read! - Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of the Ruined trilogy

A dark yet rousing adventure story that combines passion and danger at every turn. - Booklist

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

Beautiful, brutal, heart-stopping, and epic, Furyborn is a world to lose yourself in--just bring weapons. It's dangerous there. - Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone saga

Claire Legrand's Furyborn is as complex as the angels it depicts--captivating and lovely, volatile and deadly. The contrast of elegant, stately court politics with gritty, blood-soaked war is balanced perfectly alongside shifting timelines, blurred prophecies, and a sprawling cast of characters, each more alluring than the last. Furyborn is a sexy, luscious shiver of a book. - Sara Raasch,  New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes Trilogy

For a trip into a wholly new universe in which women are furious, dangerous, and capable of making or ending the world, Furyborn is a must-read. - Refinery29

From the opening pages, Claire Legrand's Furyborn plunges the reader into a captivatingly imaginative world filled with intrigue and deception. Beauty wars with violence as the stories of these two fierce women intertwine with stunning results. Furyborn will leave you breathless and aching for more. - Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician

High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies.
- Kirkus Reviews

I tried to stop reading Furyborn and go to bed... then I got up and kept going. Epic in scope, endless in imagination, this book will grab hold of you and refuse to let go. - Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of The Illuminae Files and the Starbound Trilogy

Immersive and intricate, Furyborn is a kick-you-in-the-teeth and grab-you-by-the-heart tale of two queens. - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes

In an epic that spans a millennium, Legrand serves up a veritable feast of magic: mystical beings, ruthless power struggles, and gorgeously cinematic writing that will sweep you off your feet. - Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of the Sea of Ink and Gold series

Legrand has created magic on every page. Flawed, smart, and fierce heroines kept me dazzled and breathless. Furyborn is explosive and stunning. - Â- Mary E Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles and The Jenna Fox Chronicles

Set in an immersive world of elemental magic, legendary godsbeasts, and cutthroat assassins, Claire Legrand's Furyborn is an addictive, fascinating fantasy. Truly not to be missed, this story of two fierce queens battling their way across two different eras will have you on the edge of your seat. - Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

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

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

This is the first in Claire Legrand's Empirium trilogy and readers will be left waiting with bated breath for the sequel. -

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

Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.8 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.56 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 501
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Girls & Women, Fantasy
Series Title: Empirium Trilogy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc
Format: Hardcover
Author: Claire Legrand
Book theme: Dark Fantasy, Epic
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53457202
UPC: 9781492656623
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1495
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

I loved this book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sarah - 5 years ago
Okay, I have to admit, at first I did not really like this book. I thought it was a little slow in the beginning and that there was not enough world-building for me to understand what was happening or to connect with any of the characters. However, I persisted and kept reading, and I am so happy that I did! As the book continued, I began to become more and more invested in the characters. I loved the way the each chapter would switch between Rielle’s and Eliana’s perspectives, ending each chapter with a little bit of a cliffhanger that made me want to keep reading to see what would happen. The ending of this book has made me very excited to read the next book in this series. I’m interested to learn more about the magical aspects of the world Legrand has created, and I believe we will see more of that in Kingsbane!
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A Thrilling Fantasy Read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
keeperofthestories - 5 years ago
Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy to review! Like Children of Blood and Bone, this book was majorly hyped. And it deserved all of it. When this book was first hitting the book scene, I was not really into it. I am sometimes wary of super-hyped books but then I was, like most things, "Ahh, might as well try it." AND I LOVED IT. Though book seems to be like a lot of popular books; you will love it to pieces or you will hate every fiber of its being. I have noticed a lot of people who are complaining about the size of the book. I have been lately wanting to read some long (about 500 page) fantasy books so I appreciated that fact. For me, Legrand did not add any scenes that I felt were unnecessary as the book is basically two stories together. I love being thrown into the action and this book starts with Rielle fighting to save her daughter and yes it is very dramatic. You also get to meet Simon, who is the same little boy that Rielle gives her daughter to at the beginning of the book, who is also with Eliana during her time; yes there is a completely logical explanation for this. Though I do have lots of questions as to how Simon managed that. The Blood Queen I enjoyed Rielle's POV a little more the Eliana's which is weird because you know that Rielle dies so it is not like there is any is-she-going-to-die tension. Fear not, what it lacks in tension of when she is going to die is made up in how does she become queen? The answer to this question is wholely dramatic and I loved it though I definitely was not expecting it. The Sun Queen Then there is Eliana who I would describe as Adelina Amouteru with the flair of Celena Sardothein. She once jumped off a 3-story building with a red cape because she can. Now tell me Celena wouldn't do that and I totally would too if I knew that I wouldn't go splat on the ground. Now she is also invincible, well not completely as she does get hurt but she heals really fast so basically. And she is so much like Adelina because she is (extremely) morally grey but she does love her family. I thought that Simon's remark after the little incident with the army prison was a bit much but it did show Eliana how her actions do affect others. And because the reader knows about the prophecy and the fact that Rielle is called the Blood Queen, it is not hard to put together that Eliana is the Sun Queen. But she does not know that so it makes it interesting for when she is told. Now, both Rielle and Eliana have bisexual feelings but it is not an in your face "THESE CHARACTERS ARE QUEER!!!!" remark. And that is perfectly okay. One plot point that I was expecting to be a bit different was how the prophecy was going to play out. I was expecting a little more hush, hush on who was the Bloof Queen and who was the Sun Queen. The supporting characters are a strong part of Furyborn. I loved Ludivine and Remy! Ludivine is Rielle's close friend and the betrothed to Audric. She is completely okay Audric and Rielle loving each other because I think that she might be aro/ace but then again there is a whole plot twist thing and that might be the reason why she has no love interests. And then there is Remy, who is Elianna's little brother; he is adorable and I love the bond between him and Elianna. In a nutshell, I did really enjoy reading this book it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to read the next one! I know that I shouldn't be quoting an ARC but I just love this line. I do not break or bend. I cannot be silenced. I am everywhere. Page 339
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Stunning, heart-pounding fantasy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BookFreakOut - 6 years ago
This book has absolutely earned its hype, the "most anticipated" title that it's being marketed with it is also well-deserved. It's a rare thing to find a single fantasy story that is original, exciting and full of powerful, intriguing characters, let alone two within one book. Rielle and Eliana's stories are connected, yes, but it's not in an in-your-face obvious way, which serves Furyborn very well. But for a few overlapping elements, they each read as fantastic, nearly standalone stories in their own right, and the way author Claire Legrand deftly weaves them together adds tremendously to the depth and magnitude of the plot. It's so interesting to see both sides of the coin in one story - Rielle's story provides the lead-up to an earthshaking event (which we get tantalizing hints of in the prologue), and Eliana's story is set in the devastatingly brutal Empire left in the aftermath of Rielle's time. In books with multiple POVs, I personally find it nearly impossible to not have a clear favorite, but in Furyborn, both Rielle and Eliana are strong, compelling, and fascinating in their own ways. I truly did not have a favorite, and was only tempted once to skip a chapter and get a peek ahead, and skimming can be a huge problem for me in other books. Fabulous writing, action, character development, worldbuilding, magic...everything. Fabulous everything.
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