‘Talon’ and ‘Rogue’: let us introduce you our newest favourite characters – and their theme songs

Here at MP! we are really getting into our latest Book Club reads: ‘Talon’ and ‘Rogue’, two fiery novels from bestselling author, Julie Kagawa. Full of action, loaded with romance, and all set in sunny California – we are addicted to say the least.

If you haven’t read ‘Talon’ or ‘Rogue’ yet, and want a little sneak peak into what these fantastic books are like, Julie Kagawa herself would like to introduce you to a few of our favourite characters, as well as the tracks that suit them best – plus a couple of our own we thought might be good too!



Feisty, fiery Ember is a dragon with a rebel attitude and a human heart. Stubborn, and brave, she is nevertheless very young and struggles with her feelings for both Riley and Garret.

Dragons aren’t supposed to feel emotion, but Ember cares deeply and feels strongly, to the point where she doesn’t know what she is anymore. Despite this, she is bound and determined to stand her ground against Talon and St. George, and to save her brother Dante from Talon’s corrupting influence.

MP’s extra picks:



Riley is a rogue dragon who walked out on Talon years ago, and is still being hunted for it. Defiant, rebellious, and a bit of a smart ass, Riley despises Talon and its moral ambiguities, and does everything he can to make other dragons see the light and get them out.

However, he wasn’t prepared to fall so hard for Ember, and now struggles between his feelings for the young dragon and protecting his network of rogues.

We thought these might work too:



Garret Xavier Sebastian was once a soldier of St. George, a dragonslayer. But a fateful meeting with Ember changed his entire perspective on dragons, and now he is considered a traitor of his order.

Haunted by his past, he has sworn never again to slaughter the creatures he once considered soulless monsters, but even more than the guilt are his growing feelings for the dragon he was supposed to kill. When Ember saves him from execution at the hands of St. George, Garret must decide where his loyalty truly lies, and if he is willing to risk everything to help his former enemies.

We could so see Garett and these songs going together:

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Written by Laura Fulton

Book Channel Editor at MaxPop! Have a thing for the sea and pretty paperbacks. Saved by amazing grace.

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