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Lightbringer
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Lightbringer
The Empirium Trilogy, Book 3
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The incredible conclusion to the Empirium Trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane! This series is perfect for those looking for books for teen girls and is also one of the best fantasy series for adults and teens!

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.

An epic fantasy with female protagonist, the Empirium Trilogy has captured the hearts of many and Lightbringer concludes this beloved teen fantasy series.

Praise for Furyborn:

  • A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • "A must-read."—Refinery29
  • "A series to watch."—Paste magazine
  • "Visionary."—Bustle magazine
  • "One of the biggest new YA fantasies."—Entertainment Weekly
  • "Empowering."—BuzzFeed
  • The incredible conclusion to the Empirium Trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane! This series is perfect for those looking for books for teen girls and is also one of the best fantasy series for adults and teens!

    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.

    An epic fantasy with female protagonist, the Empirium Trilogy has captured the hearts of many and Lightbringer concludes this beloved teen fantasy series.

    Praise for Furyborn:

  • A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
  • "A must-read."—Refinery29
  • "A series to watch."—Paste magazine
  • "Visionary."—Bustle magazine
  • "One of the biggest new YA fantasies."—Entertainment Weekly
  • "Empowering."—BuzzFeed
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    • Lexile:
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    • Interest Level:
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    • Text Difficulty:
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    About the Author-
    • Claire Legrand is the author of several novels for children and young adults, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Some Kind of Happiness, Winterspell, and The Empirium Trilogy. Claire lives in New Jersey. Visit claire-legrand.com.
    Reviews-
    • Kirkus

      August 15, 2020
      Following Kingsbane (2019), mother and daughter queens separated across time complete each other's stories in this trilogy closer. Held captive by the Emperor Corien after Simon's betrayal, Eliana defies efforts to fully restore Simon's marque power, which would enable Corien to reunite with Rielle. Eliana's refusal is met with psychological torture in the form of dreams that feel real and through the suffering of her loved ones. Her torment is finally interrupted by a mysterious voice in her head, which results in Eliana's greater knowledge of the Deep and the world's mythology. Meanwhile, 1,000 years in the past, Rielle's storyline follows her as she, fleeing heartbreak and rejection from Audric (now regretful of his reaction, deposed, and seeking asylum and allies), is dragged deeper into darkness by Corien. Rielle's storyline leans hard on the love-triangle element. Many of these plotlines (using primary and secondary characters' viewpoints drawn from the large, unwieldy cast) spin in repetitive ruts so that all of the pieces land in place for a dynamic, flashy final act that unifies the storylines and themes. Race and ethnicity carry no significance in this diverse fantasy world with many secondary characters of color; Corien, Simon, and Rielle are White; Audric has brown skin. Same-sex relationships also have casual, positive representation. Pacing issues aside, a conclusion sure to satisfy fans of the trilogy. (map, list of elements) (Fantasy. 15-adult)

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    • Booklist

      September 1, 2020
      Grades 9-12 Queen Rielle and archangel Corien continue to collect the seven instruments that will destroy the gate that is humanity's only protection against dark angels (and worse); King Audric attempts to find support for his bid to reclaim his throne despite aching for the loss of his queen; and their royal child, in the future, is on a collision course with both parents that will either win back the world for mankind or condemn it forever. The third piece of the Empirium trilogy, which started with Furyborn (2018) and Kingsbane (2019), brings together all the players, emotions, and action from the first two books and explodes like a supernova. Each chapter is filled with unwinnable confrontations and unwavering characters, who fight with every available weapon, from the physicality of an enchanted sword to the metaphysical manifestations of their will. If readers haven't experienced the first two books they will be swept under by the unrelenting pace and omniscient narrator who jumps between main characters. A rousing conclusion to a series studded with unforgettable heroes and villains.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

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