Furyborn by Claire LeGrand

Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.



When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire 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.



Furyborn by Claire LeGrand is such an exciting tale. This story is written in the point of view of two different people. One point of view is set two years prior to the prologue and the other point of view is set one thousand years in the future. Every chapter keeps you on your toes. This book is so intense. I feel like every chapter just through the reader into more action.

Rielle is part of the court of Celdaria. Rielle has always been powerful. She is able to manipulate the elments and has grown up trying to stifle her power due to the fact that people are afraid of what she is able to do. Rielle ends up in the seven trials to test her powers.

Eliana is an assassin who has the gift of being able to heal herself. She tries to protect her family by making sure she is in the King's good graces. Her way of doing that is by doing the King's bidding. The readers follows Eliana on a mission with another assassin that says he will be willing to help her as long as she helps him first.

I really enjoyed Furyborn. I had a such a great time reading this book. I felt like it was written so well. LeGrand did such a great job with keeping these two storylines straight. One of the things that happen with really long books with multiple povs, you can sometimes become confused or get things mixed up and I didn't feel this way at all with Furyborn. LeGrand is an excellent writer that brought us a fantastic high fantasy novel. I am really looking forward to book two.

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