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Fireborne

The Aurelian Cycle Book 1

by Rosaria Munda

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Fireborne: Rosaria Munda's Influences

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Rosaria Munda author photo Fireborne, the first book in The Aurelian Cycle trilogy, features a society that is restructuring after a political revolution, in which a select few citizens become dragon-riding warriors that protect the nation. This is the debut novel for author Rosaria Munda, who first conceived of the idea while listening to an audiobook about the Blitz, the nighttime bombing raids on London during World War II. She imagined a story with a focus on planes and aerial battles, but at that point, Munda describes the idea as "Ender's Game but with pilots in North Korea." Although that plot evolved over the years, the aerial battles remained, morphing from dogfights between pilots to epic battles waged from the backs of dragons. The idea for the two main characters also persisted; in fact, Munda says that Fireborne's main characters, Annie and Lee, have been in her mind since she was in high school. Annie was created to go against the "Chosen One" trope that is prevalent in YA. She's an orphaned serf...

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