The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane!
In this epic finale to the Empirium Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.
Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and...more
oh, my heart. i was so not prepared for this series to end like this, or end in general. but i cant think of a more perfect way for this final installment to conclude.
from start to finish, i cant get over how consistent, how balanced, how engaging this entire series has been. this conclusion takes all of the best parts of the previous two books and builds upon it, resulting ...more
To anyone out there wondering why I need therapy, I would like to present into evidence this entire book. Lightbringer is the culmination of a lot of things, but it is first and foremost where Eliana and Rielles Journey draws to a close. We begin right where Kingsbane left off, with Rielle descending even further into darkness after fleeing with Corien, and Eliana having been captured by the enemy.
In many ways, this book was absolutely nothing like I expected. New character perspective ...more
Edit 7/7/20: I'm so emo over this series that I made a playlist to channel my feelings of love and despair as I wait for the final book. That's where I'm at.
Edit 2/26/2020: I WOULD LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THIS COVER. Also, I've decided that this is most definitely my most anticipated book of 2020.
Welp, she did it. Claire Legrand somehow wrapped up this ruthless trilogy and I honestly can't imagine this ending any other way. Fair warning though, it will rip out your heart before slowly mending it back together and even then it'll never be the same 🙃 ...more
This picks up almost right after that devastating cliffhanger. *K ...more
This novel destroyed me. Absolutely destroyed me. Having completed a reread of the first two books about a week ago, I had just fallen back in with the characters and had grown attached to them and their world all over again. This trilogy as a whole is excellent, and I highly recommend it if you are a fan of fantasy. Lightbringer ...more
Ok, now that I’ve managed to stop crying for a full 5 hours, I think I can write a very short review— because let’s face it, I’ll start crying again..
Claire broke my heart over and over again in this book, in the most beautiful way possible. There was so much pain, suffering, redemption, and acts of love in this book.
I feel like Audric, Rielle, Ludivine, Eliana, Simon ...more
2 stars. looking back on it, this was way more underwhelming than i first thought. right from the very first scene of book one, we are made to believe that rielle dardenne is supposed to bring doom and be the main villain of the trilogy but unfortunately she does not live up to the hype in lightbringer. in a final book, you usually expect a lot of action, but this finale lacks in that department as well.
considering this is the last book in the trilogy, it was slow ...more
“You love me."
"I wish I didn't," she said bitterly.
"I fascinate you, darling."
"As would your death.”
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* Furyborn Review *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* Kingsbane Review *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
The Empirium trilogy now has solidified itself as one of my all time favorite series with this concluding novel. I felt like everything came together perfectly. This story was so captivating, and the twists and turns of the plot kept my heart racing the entire time th ...more
EDIT: The cover is so beautiful that it killed me. The book isn't even out and I'm dead. What am I supposed to do when I actually read it? Die twice? (Yeah probably). Seriously where did this cover come from? All of Corien's angels couldn't come up ...more
i feel so much pain right now but i’m also beyond impressed with Claire Legrand for crafting this beautiful novel. the brilliance of the world building, plot, characters, just everything left me in awe. i don’t know if i’m satisfied with the ending; nevertheless i did think it ended the way it should. i love how connected i felt to every character in this series, which can often be a rare thing. for once, when reading a multiple POV story, i didn’t dislike one character’ ...more
I gave Furyborn a grand total of 2 out of 5 stars. I remember thinking it was one giant mess and I couldn’t for the life of me fully grasp the feel between whatever happened to Rielle and Eliana. Too much was happening and it felt like two books squeezed into one. I didn’t like Eliana and I sure as hell didn’t like Rielle. When I decided to read Kingsbane, I grew to like Eliana and hating Rielle.
This book managed to turn th ...more
Despite that I gave it four starts because the last half of the book was impactful enough that it made up for the first half, which to my disappointment was very slow compared to the entirety of the first two books. Like how does one half of the book move THAT slow. SOMETHING ...more
I want to start off with what I liked. What drew me to this book was the plot and that's what kept me around throughout the story. The prologue for this book is one of the best I've read. It hooked me immediately and I just wanted to know how these characters got to that point. Leg ...more
To say that I enjoyed reading Lightbringer would be a lie. It suffered from the same issue that plagued Kingsbane; the pacing was awful. It was such a chore to read the first 2/3 of this book because the plot really dragged on and to me that was such a disappointing thing, since I really enjoyed reading the first two books in this trilogy from the beginning to the very end. This book, however, was the complete oppo ...more
Aite so I have a lot of feelings and I don't know how to put them down into words but here we go:
First off, why can't I give this more than 5 stars? Just wondering.
I absolutely love Rielle. She's hands-down my favorite character in this series, because boy do we love stories about heroes-turned-villains who walk that line between good and evil. Watching her descent into darkness and her journey beyond her humanity was kind of incredible? I honestly wish that more YA books w ...more
2 . It was way too long, I read fast but even I felt leight.
3. Everything surrounding Audric, Eliana and Simon was boring.
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Her first novel is THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012. She is also the author of THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, a ghost st ...more