Rogue by Julie KagawaRogue by Julie Kagawa

Rogue

byJulie Kagawa

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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Deserter. 

Traitor. 

ROGUE. 

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But she can't forget Garret, the soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George who saved her from a Talon assassin—and by doing so, signed his own death warrant. 

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. 

A reckoning is brewing, and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another dayor start an all-out war?
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California on October 12, 1982. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in bookstores and as a dog trainer. Her books include The Iron Fey series, The Iron Legends, The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series, and The Talon Saga.
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Title:RogueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.92 × 5.34 × 1.04 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037321216X

ISBN - 13:9780373212163

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! Excellent sequel, I can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Sequel ! The fun continues, I can't wait to see how the next installment plays out.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Follow-up With Talon, my main complaint was that there were too many parties and teenage shenanigans and not enough dragons. I wanted more action, more world building, and more scope. While Rogue definitely upped the ante on the action, I feel like I only got tantalizing hints about the world building, which is frustrating, but which points to better things down the road. I really hope that I'm not going to spend this series convinced that the next book is going to be better. It's got to fully live up to it's potential at some point, right? But this book was awesome, and action-packed, and completely heart wrenching. This is one of the first YA love triangles I've read where I honestly don't know how I want it to end. Usually you can kind of tell who she's going to end up with, and, as a firm believer in going with the canon couple, I usually invest all my emotions in the shoo-win. Right now, though, I honestly have no idea what's going on, and my heart is broken both ways, so I guess I'm just going to have to suffer through the next year till Soldier comes out and I can get some closure because right now, I'm lost and confused. I have to say, though, I really liked Ember in this one. Her stubborn refusal to bend to other's demands of her, her unflinching cheerfulness, and her heads-on attitude all really endeared me to her. (When she fought a highly trained, deathly fast dragon by simply head butting her into submission, I wanted to laugh, because it was just so Ember. I'm still really into this series and looking forward to seeing where it goes; I just wish it would go faster, because I am dying, hanging off this cliff here.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gimme More! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Another great addition to a fantastic series. Reading this new novel reminded me how much I missed the characters. The action is vivid and intense, and I was pleased to get a little more backstory into Riley. That being said, since he's not my favorite in the love triangle (no, not by a long shot), the ending made me depressed. Oh, I knew it was coming, and at least Garret lived (I'm thinking about you, Zeke! Still can't get over than damn cliffhanger). It's also clear that he'll be coming back. I find it extremely hard to believe that he would simply vanish when his feelings for Ember are clear. This is the reason why I'm not often fond of love triangles (aside from the one in Cassandra Clare's Clockwork series that actually worked out well for all), but it does add an interesting element to the story, which is all Ember's. Now comes the agonizing waiting game... Sigh...
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh All I can say for this series is I hate love triangles and in this one in drags on and goes in circles. And sometimes it's a bit too young for me.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thrilling Fantasy Series "Rogue" the exciting and imaginative sequel to "Talon" opens with Ember Hill (aka Firebrand) joining Riley (aka Cobalt) and his ingenious hacker Wesley Higgins in rescuing dragonslayer Garret Xavier Sebastian from a St. George chapterhouse before he's executed for treason. Although they gain a valuable ally the breakout not only makes them targets for the Order of St. George, but for Talon who will use Ember's twin brother to track her down. Set in a world where a war is raging between Talon and its dragons who can shift into human form and the Order of St. George, dragonslayers trained to annihilate them, some of the themes in this riveting plot center around the exploitation of enemies' weaknesses, mercy, acceptance and betrayal. Threads of this fast-paced plot follow not only Riley's search for the rogue jeopardizing the security of his safe houses; Dante's scheme to capture his twin ; but also Ember, Garret and Riley's struggle to stay out of the clutches of the Order and Talon. The action never stops with car chases, blazing fires and gun battles as the three are pursued by those that want them dead or captured without letting humanity know that dragons exist. Told from Ember, Garret and Riley's perspectives the story combines present events with an in-depth look into Cobalt's past and his incentive to desert Talon and become a rogue agent. Woven into an intense plot filled with suspense, Ember's torn between her feelings for Garret and the chemistry that ignites when she's near Riley. Unable to forget their summer at Crescent Beach she's drawn to Garret even though she knows nothing good can come of a relationship between a human and dragon. Similarly she can't stay away from Riley their attraction explosive with their dragons' desire. Confused she knows she'll have to make a decision that may mean letting one of them go. Julie Kagawa has created characters that are realistic, complex and unforgettable like Ember Hill the daring, restless, and funny sixteen year old who loves to surf. Rebellious, stubborn and often rash she's also kind-hearted and loyal to family and friends. Garret Xavier Sebastian the ex-dragonslayer who was once the Order's "perfect soldier" is confused by his feelings and his new realization that all dragons aren't monsters. Fearless under fire he's bold, perceptive and loyal to the girl/dragon who's stolen his heart. Riley the former Basilisk agent is dependable, a highly competent leader and strategist. But falling for Ember has clouded his judgments, making him impulsive and jealous. These characters and many more add fire, high-energy and drama to a novel you can't put down until the end. As the war heats up in "Rogue" underlying truths about Talon and the Order are exposed as more questions are raised. This is high fantasy at its best and I'm looking forward to reading "Soldier", the next book in this enthralling series.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please don't make us wait till 2017 for, Soldier! Julie Kagawa swept me away with her first installment of this series, Talon, and after devouring every page of Rogue(Talon #2) and it's character's I am left with this feeling of longing for the next book! Kagawa keeps demonstrating her amazing writing skills with every book of hers I read. She truly knows how to build a unforgettable world and character's you look forward to seeing within the pages. I honestly don't think Ms. Kagawa could do any wrong. Like with all her books she has created here a epic world that just takes me away from reality on an adventure I'll never forget. Dragons aren't a supernatural creature I've had featured in most of my books so this series was a new for me and Julie didn't dissapoint. Like with Talon, Rogue is told through multiple point of views. Ember, Riley, and Garret have all returned, with the addition of Dante. Yes, in this installment we get to see inside Ember's twin brothers mind. I like books with multiple pov's because it allows you to connect and understand those individual characters. Which with this kinda of world and story was needed. I gave Rogue 5 stars because it was everything I was waiting for! An Epic Fantasy filled with awesome action, tense romance, and character's I will never forget! Picking up where Talon left off, Rogue has Ember being her usual stubborn self, Garret being all moody yet sexy,and Riley's of course still a badass rogue with his hilarious human sidekick, Wes. Please don't make us wait till 2017 for, Soldier!
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This was unreal, better then Talon and I read it in a couple hours! Definitely recommend this to anyone!
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! Better than Talon. I loved the story, it was amazing.
Date published: 2015-04-28