Iron Flame


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
784
Narrator
187
Release Date
November 2023
Duration
28 hours 17 minutes
Summary
“The first year is when some of us lose our lives. The second year is when the rest of us lose our humanity.' Xaden Riorson

Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College-Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.

Now the real training begins, and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capacity for pain beyond endurance. It’s the new vice commandant, who’s made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is–unless she betrays the man she loves.

Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules.

But a determination to survive won’t be enough this year.

Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end.

The Empyrean series is best enjoyed in order.

Book #1 Fourth Wing

Book #2 Iron Flame
Reviews
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Deja L.

Xaden… that’s all… that’s the review!

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Jo F.

I haven’t been into fantasy books since I was a teenager reading Harry Potter and Twilight. A friend suggested I try Fourth Wing, and now I am hooked. I’ve been blowing through this genre, and so far I have to say Fourth Wing set the bar incredibly high. I’m so excited to read Iron Flame.

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Henrik Ö.

Compelling background and worldbuilding but I do get hung up on the main character repeatedly working through a debilitating emotional crisis in the middle of combat effectively taking time-out to do so and the supporting characters sometimes also ceasing to function until they are cleared to resume mental processes. Somewhat limited vocabulary with only one adjective in common use. In spite of the above points I enjoyed both books.

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Liesl Dart

I enjoyed this sequel. Fast-paced and fun. Narration was good.

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Gin W.

Love love loved this book, I finished the first book the same day iron flame came out and wow, Absolutely captivating, amazing store line, Personally loved the length, the amount of detail in character development for each person, land, history, different languages, dragons, etc. wonderful read, highly recommend Astounding Can’t wait for the next one

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Audio Junkie

everything about this book is so good I used to not write very many reviews unless I book just got me but now I understand that our authors and narrators get their PR by our reviews so I try to leave as many as I can now because they should be recognized even if it's a two Star book! they're trying to make a living and still do what they love and anyone that can do that should be supported ! Now,back to the book.. just listen to it or read it ,it's awesome! I'm on Iron flame now. if I had to change anything it would be the maturity of the female narrator's voice but it still doesn't take away from the book, and she has a pleasant voice, if you like magnificent dragons and action, suspenseful plots , a badass heroin and a few anti-heroes, little spice you're going to love this!

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Diana M.

The ending will have you on the edge of your seat! Storyline is great. Better than expected

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Stephanie K.

SO good! What an adventure. Love the continuing saga of Violet and Zayden, and the camraderie among Squad-mates.

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April C.

I love these series and I am thrilled to continue with the rest

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Allana B.

I need the next one NOW

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Paige E.

RECECCAAAAAAAAA! This author is an absolute wizard with her storytelling and word play. The layers on layers on layers of plot would make an onion jealous. Read this series ASAP. You won’t regret it.

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Anonymous

Really long but very good, big plot twist I wasn’t expecting at the end. Looking forward to the 3rd book in this series.

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Kayla Prowell

I liked this one too. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

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Desmond

Phenomenal! I loved the evolution of this book, I ran through this in a couple of days after reading the first one. Outside of the soft porn scenes and thoughts I'm locked in for the next book, I think comes out in January or this fall.

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Kim Ellis

This whole series has quickly become a favorite and I don't usually like fantasy genre...The narration was amazing...

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Shruti S.

It's very fantastic

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Kyra M.

OMG, this is by far one of the best books I've ever read/listened to! It had me hooked and feeling all of the emotions! I'm anxiously waiting for the 3rd book to come out!

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Anonymous

can't wait for the next book!

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Anonymous

The books are great. I REALLY wish Violet would work through her internal “I suck/im a failure” monologue crisis a little faster and not as often.. it’s a little eye rolling

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Rissaswim

There are other descriptive words than the F word. Which was used every sentence. It makes you sound uneducated. Definitely could’ve done without the explicit sexual descriptions. Would have been a much better book without those things!

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paulkim005

It was pretty good. I would say take a break if you just finished the first one before you jump into this one.

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Mason J.

I really like the series so far, but Violet seems all over the place in this book and maybe that's intentional, but it's frustrating to read/listen when it comes off like a prepubescent tweenager throwing a tantrum every other page who has the most inconsistent communication skills. Her clinginess and codependency to Xaden feels counter to the character arc from the first book, she's a lost little puppy now. She reads like a whiny little nymphomaniac who feels entitled to know everyone else's business. Where's the tenacious, gritty, and cunning Violet from the first book? I also understand using the 'f' word for effect but it loses all meaning when everyone sounds like a toddler that just learned a new word and trying for a world record on how many times it can be used in a book all at the same time. Also the constant use of the word "unfathomable" in a world of dragons, magic, and evil wizards is getting stale quickly. Violet giving Xaden a pass on reading her mind and manipulating her while absolutely losing it on her lifelong friend Dane reading a single memory is pretty stupid. Dane's entire arc feels forced and counter to what that relationship would actually be like.Next, the whole land-nav portion of the story feels like a missed opportunity to flesh out the innerworkings of the military and comes off as filler as it had zero bearing on the story for a book already chock full of filler. I'm guessing it'll have call backs in later books, but to me it just felt rushed and not as impactful as it could have.

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Siobhan H.

well...fuck. absolutely amazing

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Carlena H.

I do not know how I have done audio books without the graphic audio. I have wanted to get to the next one but I am waiting for the graphic audio instead of the book alone. This is one book I could not put down. Like Violet I want more!!!

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Anonymous

loved every moment!

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Amy C.

Excellent series which has kept me thoroughly captivated throughout. However, it does get a little sappy at times and the female narration can be a little over the top.

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Anonymous

I love this book so much!! It has everything!!! I cannot wait for the third one. And I love the narrator she's amazing. I now look for anything she has narrated!!

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Anonymous

So so so so so so GOOD!! Can't wait for book 3!

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Anonymous

Loved the first two! Can’t wait for another to come out!

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Anonymous

Epic series, I've listened to it multiple times, and it's one of the best dragon series I've listened to thus far.

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Katherine C.

Such a wonderful and exciting continuation of fourth Wing. It’s wonderful to be back in the world, to learn more about the Lord, and to experience the changes, happening within their country and beyond. Very excited to see where this goes in future books! It ends on one hell of a cliffhanger!

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Wayne I.

Truly engaging I read Fourth Wing and Iron Flame as one Still in withdrawal.

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Jenn C.

These books are so consuming and wonderful. I absolutely LOVE them! Brilliant story and beautiful narration.

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Cara P.

Amazing book! Tempted to start it again as soon as I finished!

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Freddie Carter

Excellent

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Anonymous

Dragon Riders of Pern meet Harry Potter with some Game of Thrones thrown in. More steam than fire. Gratuitous steam at that. Ending left me hanging so I guess the plan is for a third book? Could save several pages by not repeating certain details over and over and over.

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Colin M.

In all honesty this is the worst book series ever written. For starters it’s a romance hidden behind the idea being a fantasy series. The author doesn’t know how to move the story forward with any wit or shocking turns. Violet is the most unlikeable main character ever written. She has zero common sense, gets mad about the same annoying and meaningless things and can’t get through a page without her talking about her feelings. This book should NOT be receiving the support it has been getting. This is 50 shades of grey

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Takowa S.

Not nearly as good as the first but I’m still looking forward to where the story will go in future books

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Suzette E.

Every interaining

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Anonymous

Great sequel!

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Marchell I.

Can wait for the next book

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Kim M.

love the story line and the narrator is amazing!!

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J Z.

The constant argument between the two lovers gets tiresome. I wish the romance is kept in the background instead of constantly in your face, just get on with the story.

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Kelly T.

Unbelievable. I couldn’t put it down!

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Christopher F.

amazing book. Had me in tears for some of the moments, both of laughter and of sadness.

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Dotun O.

I enjoyed the book particularly for the background that led to the title of the book. I hope the writer makes some changes to her writing style and narration. Scenarios was over described, build up to fights were literally repeated, emotions “exploded” in Violet too many times as power repeatedly hummed. There were too many clues that aided a predictable ending. I am looking forward to the next book.

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Anonymous

This is definetly a thrill ride from beginning to end. Can’t wait for next book.. Also check out Blood trials and Blood Gift… Both 10 stars

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Christina H.

Not as good as fourth wing but still great

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Speckobeans

Love this series. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

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Anonymous

Great series and loving the development of the story and characters!

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Sconley

Amazing continuation of The Fourth Wing! I could not stop listening!

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Sherry D.

I loved this book. I didn't wanna stop listening to it. The narrators do a fantastic job also!

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Ashley C.

Loved

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Anonymous

I really enjoy this series, and OH this narrator is top rate! I listen to audio books ,what seems like, all day driving and I cannot get enough of her narration style.

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Anonymous

FANTASTIC continuation of a wonderful, intricate, action-packed, emotional, diversely cast, romantic, empowering story! I'll be re-listening to both books in the series until the next one comes out!

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Aimee D.

Narrator was a bit "Loud" , but overall it kept me listening, all two books. I hope there is a third at some point !

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Connor W.

Narrator does an excellent job, especially when things get action-y. My only complaint with the book are the romance scenes which can be kind of nauseating (but I get that it's a romantasy, so it's to be expected.) Overall, it's a great addition to the series and a wonderful story with twists you don't see coming. Looking forward to book 3!

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Anonymous

Iron Flame comes in as book number two of The Empyarean, a planned five book series. The narration is great by both Narrator's, but I think the book suffers from being too long. In my opinion, it would have been better if it had been split into two seperate books.

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Mirte D.

Absolutely devoured this book. Loved it! I will recommend this series to my girlfriends so we can all be in love with Xaden together.

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Kelly D.

Fascinating story line, fast paced, Gripping, love the sass and sarcasm of the main characters. Love that the book is a good size, over 20 hours. can’t wait for the next book, great new author I will be watching out for her books.

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