Lightbringer (Empirium Trilogy, #3)

by Claire Legrand

4.33 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 1 review • 18 shelved 2020 Fantasy Pick
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Lightbringer (Empirium Trilogy, #3)

by Claire Legrand

4.33 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 1 review • 18 shelved 2020 Fantasy Pick

In this incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.

In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay―and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.

But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation―or the destruction their world has been dreading.

  • ISBN10 1492656682
  • ISBN13 9781492656685
  • Publish Date 13 October 2020
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Sourcebooks Fire
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 592
  • Language English


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Ashley 4 of 5 stars

Lightbringer was, sadly, my least favourite book in the series. I still liked it – I gave it four stars after all – but I'm disappointed that I didn't like it more. I typically hope for the last book to be my favourite – not my least favourite.

The main issue is the first half. It's SLOW. It reads like a typical book two in a series – it aimlessly drags; it's an awkward “in between” stage. Ugh. Honestly huge chucks could have been removed.

But the actual ending – particularly the last 100 pages – were perfect. I had no idea how I even wanted the book to end, but it fit so beautifully. It was fast paced and the characters all got solid endings.