This is book number 1 in the Empirium Trilogy series.
Furyborn is the story of two strong heroines living 1000 years apart. Rielle is just starting to learn to control her power over the 7 types of elemental magic when an angel’s whispers begin turning her down a dark path. Eliana, a bounty hunter for the evil Emperor, is forced to make hard choices when her mother is stolen away from her in the night and the only one who can help her is her enemy. Claire Legrand does a wonderful job weaving these two stories together as Rielle and Eliana choose their paths, step by step. Magic, angels, familial bonds, and self-discovery are only a few of the threads connecting them. A story that comes together like the pieces of a puzzle, Furyborn is an enjoyable read from start to finish. I’m looking forward to the next installment!
“This book is told in alternating points of view and a thousand years apart. Rielle and Eliana are women unknowingly connected by a looming prophecy spanning between the centuries in which they live. Conspiracies, secret identities, toe-curling romance, and (of course) awesome fighting scenes, Furyborn has it all. And the best part: of these two prophesied queens, one is doomed to end the world and one to save it. If you’re a fan of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, or Leigh Bardugo, look no further because here is an instant YA fantasy classic that’ll keep you up into the early hours of the morning.”
— Leah Atlee, Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"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
Two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, 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 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 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.
A thrilling, dark fantasy perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black
Additional Praise for Furyborn:
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"A must-read." --Refinery29
"A series to watch." --Paste Magazine
"One of the biggest new YA Fantasies." --Entertainment Weekly