|Commanding General of all Navarre
Can see a battle’s outcome before it happens
|Fourth Wing, Iron Flame
Nothing but cold calculation in those beady eyes. His uniform is dripping in medals. He is unnerving to be around.
About General Melgren
Codagh, following Melgren’s orders, executes the rebellion leaders using dragonfire. Unbeknownst to Melgren, the children of these leaders were given special runes for protection. These runes were specifically designed to counteract the signet of the dragon rider responsible for their parents’ death. As Codagh executed the parents with dragonfire, these runes created the rebellion relics, activating to safeguard the children.
Melgren has a limitation in his abilities, he can’t see the outcome of a battle if three or more marked ones (riders with rebellion relics) are involved. Xaden has been using this to his advantage. By ensuring they never meet in groups smaller than three, they effectively obscure their actions and strategies from Melgren’s foresight.
Iron Flame, CHAPTER FOUR
“I don’t know. Every fable in this book is about how too much powerFourth Wing, CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
corrupts, so maybe he felt someone in leadership was corrupt.” I glance up
at Xaden and joke, “I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if General Melgren
ripped a mask off one day and revealed he was a terrifying venin. That man
has always given me the creeps.”