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Iron Flame (The Empyrean, 2) (edition 2023)

by Rebecca Yarros (Author)

Series: The Empyrean (2)

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"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.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Fourth Wing
Book #2 Iron Flame

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Title:Iron Flame (The Empyrean, 2)
Authors:Rebecca Yarros (Author)
Info:Entangled: Red Tower Books (2023), 640 pages
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Rating:****
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Iron Flame is a Fiery Adventure

Iron Flame, the second installment in The Empyrean series by Rebecca Yarros, is a blisteringly hot novel that will take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, combining dramatic action with sensuous romance. The novel is a compelling voyage into Violet and Xaden’s universe, two characters whose chemistry ignites the pages and keeps readers engaged from beginning to end.



Iron Flame ♦ Rebecca Yarros

Opinion

The plot is nothing short of fascinating, mixing suspense, danger, and romance together. Yarros expertly builds a narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, yearning for the next surprise in the story. The pacing is excellent, with each chapter exposing fresh dimensions to the characters and the events developing, ensuring that the plot never loses momentum.

Iron Flame’s rich characters, each with their own problems and flaws, are surely one of its highlights. Violet, the main female heroine, injects a sense of realism into the plot. While her tenacity and dedication are noble, there were times when her behavior and decisions irritated me, and I had to roll my eyes. However, it is her flaws that make her accessible and human, ultimately adding to the richness of her character and her age.

The male protagonist, Xaden, is a moody and intriguing man whose still partly unknown past provides an added dimension of mystery to the story. While his persona is unquestionably endearing, there were times when a little more openness towards Violet may have enhanced their bond. Regardless of this tiny quibble, the two’s chemistry is palpable, providing a magnetic pull that keeps readers immersed in their love tale.

Rebecca Yarros‚ writing is nothing short of wonderful, with vivid descriptions that immerse readers in the action. The dialogue is snappy and genuine, which adds to the overall immersive experience. The author’s ability to mix strong action passages with soft, intimate moments is admirable, resulting in a novel that speaks to the reader on numerous levels. The startling cliffhanger conclusion shattered my heart, ruined my soul, and frazzled my nerves.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Iron Flame is a must-read for fans of romance, suspense, and heart-pounding fantastical adventure. Despite my occasional frustrations with Violet’s character and the desire for more openness from Xaden, the overall experience is undeniably five-star worthy. Yarros has delivered a sizzling masterpiece that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series.


This review was first published at The Art of Reading. ( )
  RoXXieSiXX | May 20, 2024 |
Im Gegensatz zum englischen Original kann ich der deutschen Version leider nur drei Sterne geben, und das liegt nicht per se an der Story.
Grund: Die Übersetzung ist GRAUENHAFT. Während an Fourth Wing nur eine Übersetzerin der beiden hier gearbeitet hat, sind die Stile beider bedauerlicherweise nicht kompatibel. Die eine nutzt hochtrabende Fremdwörter, die junge Menschen im Alter von 20–25 einfach nicht wirklich oder nur selten nutzen. Dann sind viele Sätze sinnfrei, weil die Übersetzung einfach schlichtweg kein Sinn ergibt, außer man hätte ein anderes Wort eingesetzt. Den Übersetzerinnen möchte ich auch gar nicht so viel Schuld geben. Denn ich denke, dass diese total unter Zeitdruck standen, so schnell wie der zweite Band erschienen ist, auch auf Deutsch. Ich vermute, dass der Verlag hier einfach das Weihnachtsgeschäft 2023 mitnehmen wollte und so alle Beteiligten einem gewissen Druck ausgesetzt wurden.
Das spiegelt sich sowohl in der Ăśbersetzung, als auch der Korrektur und dem Lektorat wider.
Schade.

FĂĽr den dritten Band hoffe ich, dass man nur auf die ursprĂĽngliche Ăśbersetzerin zurĂĽckgreift, denn Fourth Wing hatte bei weitem nicht so viele Kritikpunkte in diese Richtung. Von beiden Ăśbersetzerinnen hatte ich vorher schon BĂĽcher gelesen, die sie getrennt voneinander ĂĽbersetzt hatte und diese waren absolut in Ordnung.

Ob ich zum dritten Band in deutscher Übersetzung greifen werden, mache ich von der Übersetzerin abhängig. Denn solch einen sprachlichen Wirrwarr tue ich mich freiwillig nicht mehr an. ( )
  RoXXieSiXX | May 20, 2024 |
I really do like the story, but the female narrator got damn annoying during the action scenes. Her yelling and screaming hurt my ears and was way too overdone. ( )
  RoXXieSiXX | May 20, 2024 |
Im Gegensatz zum englischen Original kann ich der deutschen Version leider nur drei Sterne geben, und das liegt nicht per se an der Story.
Grund: Die Übersetzung ist GRAUENHAFT. Während an Fourth Wing nur eine Übersetzerin der beiden hier gearbeitet hat, sind die Stile beider bedauerlicherweise nicht kompatibel. Die eine nutzt hochtrabende Fremdwörter, die junge Menschen im Alter von 20–25 einfach nicht wirklich oder nur selten nutzen. Dann sind viele Sätze sinnfrei, weil die Übersetzung einfach schlichtweg kein Sinn ergibt, außer man hätte ein anderes Wort eingesetzt. Den Übersetzerinnen möchte ich auch gar nicht so viel Schuld geben. Denn ich denke, dass diese total unter Zeitdruck standen, so schnell wie der zweite Band erschienen ist, auch auf Deutsch. Ich vermute, dass der Verlag hier einfach das Weihnachtsgeschäft 2023 mitnehmen wollte und so alle Beteiligten einem gewissen Druck ausgesetzt wurden.
Das spiegelt sich sowohl in der Ăśbersetzung, als auch der Korrektur und dem Lektorat wider.
Schade.

FĂĽr den dritten Band hoffe ich, dass man nur auf die ursprĂĽngliche Ăśbersetzerin zurĂĽckgreift, denn Fourth Wing hatte bei weitem nicht so viele Kritikpunkte in diese Richtung. Von beiden Ăśbersetzerinnen hatte ich vorher schon BĂĽcher gelesen, die sie getrennt voneinander ĂĽbersetzt hatte und diese waren absolut in Ordnung.

Ob ich zum dritten Band in deutscher Übersetzung greifen werden, mache ich von der Übersetzerin abhängig. Denn solch einen sprachlichen Wirrwarr tue ich mich freiwillig nicht mehr an. ( )
  RoXXieSiXX | May 20, 2024 |
This gets too much hate. It was a fine book and about the same as the first. Iron Flame reads slightly less YA than the first book, but there are still a lot of YA elements present.

I won't be continuing this series. However, if you enjoyed the first book for the actual plot (and not the attempt at romance), then this will still be an enjoyable read. ( )
  bookworm148 | May 7, 2024 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Romance. HTML:

"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.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Fourth Wing
Book #2 Iron Flame

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