The Burning White
By Brent Weeks
- Release Date: 2019-10-22
- Genre: Epic
The Burning White Brent Weeks Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
In this stunning conclusion to the epic New York Timesbestselling Lightbringer series, kingdoms clash as Kip struggles to escape his family's shadow in order to protect the land and people he loves.
Gavin Guile, once the most powerful man the world had ever seen, has been laid low. He's lost his magic, and now he is on a suicide mission. Failure will condemn the woman he loves. Success will condemn his entire empire.
As the White King springs his great traps and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile must gather his forces, rally his allies, and scramble to return for one impossible final stand.
The long-awaited epic conclusion of Brent Weeks's New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series.
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood MirrorThe Burning White
For more from Brent Weeks, check out:
The Way of Shadows
Beyond the Shadows
The Night Angel Trilogy: 10th Anniversary EditionNight Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel
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User reviews about this book
Brought tears to my eyes
By Kenny Lum
Awesome ending. Everything comes together after a good what... 7 years?
Protracted and disappointing
I expected some great ah-hah and oh wow moments that revealed mysteries and took the separate plot threads and tied them neatly together...but instead I got a bunch of deus ex machina plot devices and a lot of drawn out character self-discovery.
The concept of this series and magic system was good. Like the Night Angel series, the dialogue and character development has always seemed like it was written by a teenage boy but the concepts, the magic, and the building out of the story to an epic scale has always made up for those shortfalls until this last book.
For the fifth book of a five book series, I also expected more action than the other books and I got significantly less.
Meh-Ok but not worth the wait!
By Seamus McGee
This was a ok finale to the Lightbringer series. It took a while for the story to get started as the first third of the book was a bunch of psycho-babble musings by some of the characters. The Gavin/Orholam thread of the story was great and I liked the background story of Andross Guile. Overall, it was good but I expected better specifically due to the long wait that Weeks forced his fans to endure.
A magnum opus
By Justice for Gaspar Elos
I started the series with a small interest, a coming of age story with a few mysteries. Mysteries that swirled around the ankles and deepened ; watching Week’s *talent* for sledgehammer revelations grow. This book leaves a satisfying taste after a full course. I think Kip and Kyler would have been good friends and would have a lot to learn from one another.
TLDR please read this series, you won’t regret it.
Five stars isn’t enough
How can you review 1.5 million words? How can you review a journey of years in 5 stars? Simple. You can’t.
Brilliant as usual, but disappointed in the cursing
I have read every book in the series, several of them twice. I’ve been a diehard fan of Weeks since his Angel series. After this book, however, I am disappointed. I’m disappointed at the increase in cursing. A brilliant writer should be aware that adding obscenities doesn’t add grittiness or authenticity to their writing, it can stand without this. I’m disappointed because the use of obscenity actually detracted from the story. In book 1 - 0 F bombs. As the series went along, the number increased to 84 in this last book, and that’s only the number of times where it was spelled traditionally.
Why does this disappoint me? Not because I’m holier than though, I curse at times and have like this in my youth, but I see a society decaying where the first step in the slippery slope was accepting that being obscene is cool. I want my kids to read adult fiction without being inundated in literature with the obscenity already inundating them in real life. Brandon Sanderson, as a modern example with all of the greats preceding him, have proven that excellent fiction can exist without excessive cursing. I want my daughter to read strong, fighty women, I don’t want her thinking that she has to be obscene to be so.
I’m not going to stop reading or buying, but I certainly hope that Weeks can return to writing his amazing stories, with real characters we can identify with, but also with less obscenity. Please be better than our pop culture that seems to believe that adding obscenity to dialogue makes it gritty. Nope, it makes it lazy and undermines the beauty of the prose.
Everything You Would Expect From A Master Story Teller
Breath taking story telling! Brent Weeks masterfully weaves all the threads and mysteries of this series together into a wonderful story of redemption, tragedy, faith and the beauty of the human spirit. Everything you wanted and some things you can’t believe and don’t want. Great book!
This book was absolutely legendary. Amazing from start to finish with all the loose ends coming together brilliantly. Loved every moment of it.
I enjoy Brent weeks’s other series. The light bringer series did not disappoint. I was a little disappointed with the ending for Kip but other than that I thought it was an amazing series of books telling an awesome story. Wish we could actually know more of how it ends up for kip.
The Burning White is Season 8 of GoT
If you enjoyed the series, read this book. But prepare to be a little disappointed.
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