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(Talon #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  3,854 ratings  ·  465 reviews


Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley and Garret journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold t
Hardcover, 397 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
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Jun 02, 2017 marked it as to-read
Here's my prediction (spoilers from Legion):
1.) Riley and Mist hook up
2.) because of the dragon blood, Garret magically has a dragon life span, eliminating that issue
3.) Dante sacrifices himself to save Ember
4.) the archivist is Mist's employer, and he comes in the last minute to save the day and kills the Elder Wyrm
5.) there is a huge final battle
6.)Tristan lives and he is instrumental in the final battle
7.) all the European dragons flock to the final battle, saving the day
8.) Garret's dad is s
Andreea Pop
Aug 09, 2013 marked it as to-read
Um, okay. 2019.

I could be alive. Or I could be dead. Or maybe the Zombie Apocalypse will be happening. But still: 2019?!?!?!

Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

That was an amazing final battle! This book is adventure after adventure from the beginning to the end. There was no slowness to this book. I love this series characters so much, I actually was more into the characters than the dragon plots of the series. The characters are just so addictive in this series.

My quick and simple overall: I WANT MORE TALEN SERIES BOOKS!
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Elder Wyrm had a plan to live forever and Ember Hill was the key. Caught up in the shocking truth, Ember is facing unsurmountable odd and her and pretty much all of humanity’s only chance is if she can unite enemies against a common foe. But can trust the people at your back when hatred has been grown for centuries.

Talon is preparing to release a weapon that could devastate the entire world and secure their power forever.

It is always sad when a series comes to an end, characters that we’ve s
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
The actual quality of this series is just so far below what I'm used to reading at this point. I cannot take a book with the line "the dragon apocalypse is coming" serious in any regard. Only reason I'm not one starring is because I know I'm not the intended audience for this type of read.

Recommended for readers just getting in YA and looking for something with just surface level entertainment value.
Mar 26, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released

Well that's depressing. I don't even want to think where I'll be then! Will I even be reading YA books then?
Obviously yes but I feel like I'm pushing it as it is and I'm only 23!

Might have to start reading shorter series to make myself feel young again, It's a good job I'm obsessed with Garrett..
This wait better be worth it!
Atlanta Bushnell
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A truly epic conclusion to a brilliant series. I’m both happy and sad at the ending but in a good way. Everything was wrapped up nicely, no loose ends but a final book that felt whole.

Although I’m a bit sad saying goodbye to the Talon Saga and all the wonderful characters (friends) I’ve made along the way, I’m look forward to more fantasy books by this author.
It's finished. Done. Completed. Insert various other synonyms

And I figured out who Garret is.

This book was a huge jump (if you will) from Karin Slaughter's novels. I mean the most intense romantic scene was the inserted scenes of cuddling between Garret and Ember. No complaints from me there tho.

But what matters most is that the book wrapped up quite nicely. No missed characters, but then again some did die. But the major plus was that veryone I thought would live did. So hurray!

Squirrel has now finally found an acorn or is performing an exorcism

Even for the
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Does anyone else get super excited when they finish off a series? Or is that just me?

Well maybe it depends on if the series is good or something. Luckily for me, the Talon series was just that entertaining. Inferno is the fifth and last book of this wonderful series. Now even though it was the last one, I feel like not a lot happened in it. I mean, it had some battles.. but other than that - nothing else.

Other than that, Garret and Ember had some cute moments. Which I am a-okay with because I
Colleen Houck
Loved this conclusion to the series. There were some sad scenes and saying goodbye to characters you love is always hard but this one leaves you feeling like something new and wonderful is beginning. Favorite scene was the big battle scene with the elder dragon. So vivid!
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Updated May 1, 2018
Inferno is exciting, emotional, gripping and amazing. Ember Hill has learned that she is the daughter of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon leader of Talon who plans on world domination and vows to stop it. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley/Cobalt and Garret must journey to the Amazons to search for the only one who may hold the key to stopping the Elder Wyrm and Talon once and for all. Meanwhile, Dante travels to China with a message for the Eastern dragons
The final book in the Talon Saga is here, and as expected, I'm super impressed by what Julie Kagawa has given us for the sendoff.

Finally, after five books, Kagawa caps off her best series yet in style. Yes, everyone probably thinks Iron Fey when they think of Kagawa first and foremost, and with good reason, but I do feel like too many people are sleeping on Talon and sequels. Let's just say that one day, when I got the bookstore to finally stock the first four books, I managed to sell the first
Anadia-chan Anadia-chan
Good series, predictable plot

A decent conclusion for a good series. I would have given it four stars of not for the fact that it follows the same formula as all of Kagawa's other books. I have enjoyed all of them, but knowing what will happen has made it predictable, and regrettably taken the thrill out of the story for me. Possible spoilers ahead.
In all three book series I have read by her, the main protagonist is a strong willed young girl. She always has a brother and discovers she is the da
Can it please just hurry up and give me the damn book! i need it now!
please please please make ember more adult in this one.. i can't stand how she picked garett over RILEY.
Julie please please help a girl out <3
Danielle's Books
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a good ending. My heart was ripped apart towards the end, but this was a good finale. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and can't wait to read her new series coming out this fall. ...more
Nancy The book junkie
Review to come!
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Well, it's not too late to say bugger this, turn around and get off the bloody island of Dr Moreau. But since that's about as likely as the Elder Wyrm taking up tap dancing, I'd have to say... no."

I'm torn between being amazed at this wonderful finale and being completely broken up about this amazing series being over. I love all those characters and the world Kagawa has created here and I flew through the pages like flying on a dragon, the writing was amazing and the conclusion to the stor
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, 5-star

"The final battle is approaching. I only hope we are ready."

Oh gosh, where do I start? I always have so much trouble reviewing Julie's books because I have to reign in my gushing enough to say more than just "I loved it!" XD

But...I loved it!! There hasn't been a Julie book that I've ever read that I didn't adore to pieces. I love this series and while I'm sad to let it go, Inferno wrapped it up nicely!
"It's either fight or conform to Talon. Even if we run, the organization will just hunt
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical
Inferno is the stunning conclusion to the Talon series.

It's always difficult to be faced with the finish of a series which you have enjoyed for quite a while, maybe that's why I was putting off reading this book (it's only taken me close to a year to start and finish it since I bought it).

Ember, Garret and Riley have come incredibly far from the first book. They have learnt that having differences doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing, it just makes them simply different. Learning about the diffe
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, owned-books
Wow, Julie Kagawa actually managed to make me not totally hate Riley anymore. I mean... it took 4.5 books to get there, but I'll take it. Also, that epilogue was underwhelming as hell and left a lot to be desired but whatever. I'm just glad Ember and Garrett got their happy ending and I can finally be done with this series and move on to better things ...more
K.K. Summer
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have hoped and feared and laughed and cried - but this is it!!! the last installment of talon is over and I do not know if I should laugh or cry!!!
this book - oh god I love this series so much and that is really a worthy end! I cannot say more but...the end <3
Jessica (a GREAT read)
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Inferno is the epic finale to Julie Kagawa’s sensational series, Talon! A world filled with dragons in the modern age fighting a long battle with the Order of St. George, the humans sworn to protect humanity from the dragon. But times have been changing greatly over the course of this series. Dragons and a few of the members of St. George have been working together to fight a common enemy, the Elder Wyrm.

What I love about this series is how easy it is to dive back in after a year or sometimes lo
Apr 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.75/5 stars
"It was the human's persecution of dragons that caused us to band together for survival. Because you could not see beyond your own hate and fear. Because you were convinced dragons were monsters, and thus needed to be exterminated."

Well. Hot damn. That finale was definitely the best part of the entire series. I still can't say that I loved this series, but Kagawa wrote a strong ass ending for the story of Riley, Ember, and Garret. My favorite characters got more time to shine
May 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was disappointing. It ended WAY too tidily. There was a huge battle, but not one of the main characters died. statistically unlikely. Also instead of them having to deal with the whole you-will-die-but-i-will-live-forever situation kagawa conveniently wrote in a solution out of nowhere. in the 4 previous books there wasn't one hint of that. also the whole evil-scientist-is-my-secret-dad thing. Really??
Also I'm not sure Kagawa has ever been a teenager. A bunch of teens and twenty-someth
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why must you end??? This was a very nice final book, and everything I wanted to happen did. However, that being said, I was not shocked by anything because I saw every little thing coming but it was still enjoyable! I’m so sad to say goodbye to these characters, and hope that maybe we can get some more books in this universe eventually.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a really good finish to the series and I’m pretty happy with how it all ended.

Lots of action, some revelations and a nice ending.

I don’t really have a lot to say about it other than that!
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great conclusion to the Talon saga!

Fast paced and action packed, I absolutely loved it.

Even though I wasn't surprised by anything in this book, I'm just trash for this series and if you love a good story about dragons, pick this up!
May 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
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Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
3rd read October 2020

Still as enthralled as the first time I've read this book and it probably won't be the last.
This was such a great ending to the series. It was a journey full of action, change, love, friendships, gains and losses. The path all the characters followed, how they evolved and matured was so great to witness. I enjoyed every second...
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