*Spoiler free, but spoilers for Furyborn and Kingsbane*
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.
I somehow managed to trade for a physical ARC of Lightbringer. Yeah, I can’t really believe it either. This has been a trilogy that’s set my heart on fire, set everything about me on fire really. I was so looking foreword to the conclusion, to seeing what would happen after the ending of Kingsbane that left me open mouthed with shock, to see where everybody would end up. I was scared what what this book bring, but I knew I wanted to know it nonetheless. Trigger warnings: grief, depression, torture, blood, gore