With less than a month until the sequel to “Fourth Wing” comes out, I’m getting in the mood with some more steamy dragon rider series.
Come along with me and see if any of these books will steam up the pages or share the excitement of the Emperian series.
These are books on my TBR list. I have not read them yet. So if you have and there are any I should jump to, exclude, or add—please let me know!
by Rebecca Yarros
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.
But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away...because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.
With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.
She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.
Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.
Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.
by RA Vincent
Twenty-year-old Ainsley No-Name is nothing. She’s less than nothing. Just another faceless orphan stealing to feed her foster brothers and sisters. When three men snatch her off the street and drag her into the woods, she knows it’s the end.
Until she came.
Scales the color of flame and brimstone, a dragon drops out of the sky and saves her. With that, the sacred bond between rider and dragon is formed…
…and her execution is set in stone.
In Adalinda, there is one law held above all else. Any peasant who bonds with a dragon will be put to death.
Left with no choice, Ainsley claims the only royal line that can’t be traced. The Royal House of Boreen, daughter of the missing Queen Kisandra, and heir to the throne of Adalinda.
A simple plot to keep her life and her dragon becomes anything but. The powers behind the throne will not bow down to a mysterious waif who appeared out of nowhere, and his name is Dominic Roark.
Handsome, powerful, infuriating, teasing Dominic wants her dead. He wants the dragon she stole from him. He wants the throne she claimed as her birthright.
Their enemies are getting stronger, bolder, and closer. With each strike from the shadows, they're bringing Adalinda to the brink of a war the kingdom won't survive.
But Dominic... his war is with her.
by Stephany Wallace
Dragons are real… and I’m connected to them by blood.
I’m Braxton Storm, and I know nothing about my father’s past. With him gone, a frail mom, and a weird disease attacking my body, my life hasn’t exactly been easy. Still, I’m just another guy dealt a bad hand, right? Normal. Except, Dragons invade my dreams with such vivid detail, it feels like I’m one of them.
When a gorgeous yet strange girl appears in my coffee shop, I’m strongly drawn to her, but a girlfriend is the last thing I need. As I struggle to keep my illness at bay, I am thrown into full-blown visions of a world that’s not my own… and a daunting man in a demon mask. What the hell is happening to me?
Being a Skyborne doesn’t come without a cost, and my family has paid greatly.
I, Princess Evanna, am the only one left to protect my people from the evil threatening to destroy us. Fulfilling my aunt’s last wish, I travel to the human realm in search of the Harbinger of Justice—our only hope. Instead, I stumble upon a guy, sexy as sin, whose smile shakes me to my core.
I’m drawn to Braxton as fiercely as he is to me, but helping him means exposing my Dragons and my true identity to the humans… Not helping him, will mean his death.
Soon, we discover our destinies are entwined by a bigger force—one that cannot be stopped—and Braxton and I might be the key to keeping each other’s worlds from crumbling to pieces.
by AK Thorne
This academy’s about to go up in flames.
I’m Sorcha McMurphy. I thought magic didn’t exist-- until I found a stolen dragon hatchling, and got a letter of acceptance to a supernatural school for dragon riders.
I’m literally flown away to a college that teaches sword fighting, magic casting, and general ass-kicking. Here, the dragon clans are at war and there’s an evil that threatens to destroy the riders forever.
They think I’m the chosen one destined to save the clans, but I’m no hero. If only I could stop myself from loving the cursed guy in my Dragon Keeping class long enough to save the world…
by Laurie Ford
A thief who becomes a dragon rider…
After surviving two years in the castle dungeons for a crime she didn’t exactly commit, a stroke of luck allows Corrine Darrow a second chance at freedom. During the Bonding Celebrations—the one time each year when wild dragons find their riders—Rin is given the opportunity to petition her case. But her hopes are quickly dashed when she is brought before the queen’s ruthless spymaster—the very dragon rider who captured her in the first place.
When Rake’s intense gaze locks on her once more, Rin is sure he will send her back to her cell. But before her future can be decided, fate intercedes. Now, Rin must train to become a dragon rider, one of the fierce warriors who protect her world. That won’t be easy with Rin’s thieving reputation, the fellow trainees that mistrust her, and the fiery attraction she feels towards a man she should despise.
by Chloe Chastaine
He snatched me from the jaws of death for one reason—to be his.
I was a dead king’s sacrificial bride, until his murderer claimed me as his. Zabriel invaded my country of Maledin on the back of a monstrous, fire-breathing dragon and took me prisoner.
The lethal Zabriel towers over me in steel plate armor, and he could easily crush the life out of me—but the Flame King isn’t interested in harming me. Instead, he destroys everyone who has hurt me in a storm of fire and vengeance.
There’s malignant rot deep within my country. My family has vanished along with whole villages of people. As I desperately try to find those who are missing, my body and heart awaken under a powerful and alarming force.
Zabriel sets my soul ablaze every time he growls, “Mine.” He calls me his fated mate. The rarest. The most vulnerable. The one he craves to possess and protect.
When evil forces in Maledin threaten everyone I know and love, there’s only one person who is strong enough to help me defeat them, and the only place where I’m safe from an ancient foe is in the arms of the Flame King.
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