Lightbringer might be the best conclusion to any series I have ever read. And I do not say this lightly. Claire grabs you by the skin of your teeth and doesn't let go until the very last page with twists and turns that keep you guessing constantly. To say nothing of the character development - each and every one of them is broken down to their base and rewoven from the Empirium itself, entirely themselves, and yet so much more than they have ever been, golden and sparkling. If you thought you loved them before, you didn’t know the half of it. Lightbringer is blood, sweat, and tears. It’s all of the things I loved about Furyborn and Kingsbane (assassin queens, impossible choices, extra swoon-worthy moments). It’s pain. And it’s hope. An utter triumph. - Britt
The epic, final installment in the New York Times bestselling Empirium trilogy from Claire Legrand
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 by those she trusted, 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.