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The brutal revolution that overthrew the Dragonlords may have orphaned Annie and Lee, but it's brought new hope to their city. Now anyone--including the lowborn--can have wealth, an education, and even test into the governing class of dragonriders.
Aristocratic by birth and with his identity concealed, Lee's confidence and air of power have made him a rising star in the very regime that slaughtered his family. Annie, a former serf, is as bold a rider as they come--in the air. On the ground, she struggles with self-doubt.
Now, after seven years of friendship, Annie and Lee are rivals for the top position in the city's fleet. All the riders have been preparing to lead their people into the future, yet no one is ready when survivors from the Dragonlord families resurface with dragons of their own, bent on reclaiming the city.
With war looming and their relationship growing, Annie and Lee will both have to confront wavering loyalties. Lee will be forced to choose between killing the only family he has left, or betraying everything he's come to believe in, while Annie will have to decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 276 x 346 x 26mm | 444g
- 15 Oct 2019
- Penguin Young Readers Group
- G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
★ "This series opener thrills with dragon action, from aerial tournaments to wartime battles . . . a near-perfect work of high fantasy with wide appeal." --Booklist, starred review
★ "From the beginning, this book pulls readers in . . . full of drama, emotional turmoil, and high stakes." --Kirkus, starred review
★ "Thought-provoking and full of social and political intrigue.” --School Library Journal, starred review
"From action fans to romance fans, political junkies to fantasy lovers, many different audiences will find something rewarding here." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Fireborne is everything I want in fantasy." --Rachel Hartman, New York Times bestselling author of Seraphina
“It’s been a long time since a book made me this happy. Fireborne is my new favorite dragon book.” --Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara
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