As you can imagine, I read it, screamed, cried, read it again and I have so many questions it’s unreal.
Alright, this is the link to the excerpt from Iron Flame. Please go and read it and then come back to talk about it?
**** Excerpt and Fourth Wing spoilers below****
Did you read it? Are you also screaming? Crying? Frustrated that you have no idea what the hell is going on? But also smug that you kinda figured out some things too? Yeah, yeah, me too! Ok, let’s talk about it. Omg I cannot waaaaait.
I’m gonna break it into small chunks because I cannot breathe and I’m probably already making a fool of myself with new theories and non-sense.
This one is clear. Violet and Imogen are back at the Basgiath War College. You remember the initial description of Iron Flame, so it’s obvious Violet goes back. And you most likely remember some of my tin-foil theories for the upcoming sequel.
Sloane – Liam’s sister
Right so we have Sloane here in the book. Of course, we all knew she is going to make it and she will have to start her time at the college. Besides, we all remember that Violet promised LiamMairi that she will look after his sister, Sloane. And my heart is full that she made it and survived the parapet.
Dain makes an appearance
Ugh, I know, Dain…Dain makes an appearance in this excerpt. And while we don’t know what Violet thinks about Dain, she’s made that weird remark about Cath. Erm, strange? Was that sass? Was that just a redundant comment about Cath’s breathe? One think I came to learn is that Yarros rarely makes redundant remarks so…
But did you notice Dain now took Xaden’s place from Fourth Wing? He is running that speech that Xaden did last year? Erm, is Dain a Wing Leader? It kinda feels like it, right? And is Cath doing the whole scary thing that Sgaeyl did after the parapet? Because it sure feels like it. So ladies and gents, I think we’re going to have to agree: Dain got promoted to Wing Leader. Ugh.
Ok, so we were all anxious about Violet severing her communication with Andarna and Tairn at the end of Fourth Wing. But it’s so nice to know it’s all back. She can clearly communicate with her dragons still. I mean again, we knew this will go back to normal, but it’s so nice to have the confirmation! Because let’s face it, nobody could have dealt with not having sassy, grumpy Tairn’s voice in Violet’s head. We love you, Tairn!
New characters, new dragon
Who the hell is Solas? He seems like tool, right? He seems like the type of dragon that is not pleasant to be around who kills for sports. Clearly, this dragon is toying with people and frying them for fun. “Solas took out the runners, one of our first-years, and at least half of Third Squad.” Errr, that was unnecessary.
I’m going to assume we will NOT like Solas. Tairn seemed pretty stressed about him too. So yeah, new enemy. Of course, the biggest question is: Who is Solas’s rider? Could it be the vice commandant we read about in the Iron Flame description? Clearly it has to be a rider transferred here to the college.
Also, who is Aaric? We have a new character, I assume one of many waiting to be introduced. Perhaps another First Year?
I mean it is a teaser so it was fairly obvious Yarros wouldn’t be giving us too much. Just enough to make us all cry that the book is not out yet. There is nothing about Xaden and Andarna. We totally want to know what is going on and let’s face it, we will just have to wait for another month and three weeks. Who’s counting? Are you counting?
We also have nothing about Rhiannon which seemed a little strange, but I’m sure (fingers crossed) she’s there?! With Ridoc and the rest, right? Right…Nothing happened to her during the War Games, right? Right…
Imogen is back…
Alright, another interesting one. Imogen (she was a second year in Fourth Wing) is back at Basgiath with Violet. I have soooo many questions about it. How did they manage to do this? How come that they disappeared during the final War Games and then managed to go back to College? What was the excuse? What is the story there? I’m sure we’re all dying to know this part.
What did you think about it? Did you find a cool clue that could be turned into a new theory for Iron Flame? Let me know!