The Burning White - Brent Weeks

The Burning White

By Brent Weeks

  • Release Date: 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Epic
The Burning White book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 937 Ratings)

The Burning White Brent Weeks Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In this stunning conclusion to the epic New York Times bestselling 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. Lightbringer
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood MirrorThe Burning White For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

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The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel  

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User reviews about this book

  • Fabulous reading!

    By vivcrest
    It’s been years since I read something this awesome. Love how Brent keep me hanging after each chapter wanting more. I’m so sad I finish the series, I think I would reread it to catch all those things I missed the first time.
  • Slower read, good book

    By tn2ak2001
    A slower read. Tying up story lines. Cleaning up mythological undertones.
  • Radiant

    By JJ09877890
    Second time reading through the series, so much to love.
  • That was good!

    By Jeneen Dahl
    Not just good, it answered all the questions. I grinned as I was finishing the book and cried! I cried so hard! I absolutely loved all the surprises and usually I can see through to the end of a plot but I was pleasantly surprised by the journey and twists and turns taken to get us there! Let me tell you... Simon Vance is a spectacular narrator! Absolutely strikes the right tone. Doesn’t take you out of your head space, but adds to it! Love Brent Weeks’s works. I am looking forward to the next journey, so there, all the way!
  • Brought tears to my eyes

    By Kenny Lum
    Awesome ending. Everything comes together after a good what... 7 years?
  • Protracted and disappointing

    By Ukvcssrwqhhvvnmklugsbhg
    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

    By jonm42
    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

    By jakes47s
    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.

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