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Bright We Burn (The Conqueror’s Trilogy) Kindle Edition
★ "Gorgeous, rich, and rewarding."—Booklist, starred review
★ "Absolutely devastating in the best way." —Kirkus, starred review
"Lush and ominous."--SLJ
“A+, 5 knives.”—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling co-author of the STARBOUND and ILLUMINAE FILES trilogies
“Fierce, epic, and crazy fun.”—Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of THE HAZEL WOOD
“Kiersten White is a genius.”—Justine Larbalestier, author of MY SISTER ROSA and LIAR
Praise for And I Darken:
“A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters—absolutely riveting.” —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger
“Kiersten White at her absolute best. The epic story will thrill you, the Transylvanian setting will transport you, and the characters (especially the fierce, take-no-prisoners Lada) will capture your heart. Don’t miss it.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series
“Sweeping and epic, AND I DARKEN is a gender-bent take on history that gives us a fierce and brutal heroine, a fascinating time period, and a beautifully intelligent look at love, family, and power. I loved every twisty, bloody moment of it!” —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“As richly complex and glittering as the Ottoman Empire itself, AND I DARKEN is daring in its scope and brilliantly executed. The fiercely dark Lada is a razor-edged sword tempered in the blood of family betrayals and the fire of her own passions. I was instantly and utterly smitten. She haunted me long after I turned the final page and left me craving more.” —Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin series
“A jewel of a book—a jewel embedded in the hilt of a blood-soaked sword. A brilliantly envisioned alternate history that is meticulously detailed but compulsively readable, this is a story I could not put down. I demand the sequel like Lada demands Wallachia!” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series
“An intense, risky, passionate novel that dragged me through love and danger with the force of its heroine’s heart and the power of its hero’s faith.” —Tessa Gratton, author of the Gods of New Asgard series
“Girls with teeth and priorities. I want to read this book forever.” —E. K. Johnston, author of A Thousand Nights
★ “Full of sword fights, assassination plots, and palace intrigues, this novel is ambitious in scope and concept and reveals a fascinating, important, and somewhat obscure slice of history . . . the novel is breathtakingly good.” —School Library Journal, Starred review
★ “White deftly weaves historical fact into this complex concoction of love, war, politics, homosexuality, religion, loyalty, and friendship.” —Booklist, Starred review
“A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic that will have you dying for more . . . required reading for every feminist fantasy fan.” —BuzzFeed
“Evocative . . . this book takes no prisoners.” —NPR --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B07665WMH4
- Publisher : RHCP Digital (5 July 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1619 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 393 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0553522396
- Best Sellers Rank: #342,931 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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im already in love with this author and I can't wait to read more of her books. This trilogy has made me fall in love with the characters in multiple occasions. I did have problems with keeping up with reading it cause it got boring some times but when the plot thickened I couldn't keep it down. Though I did not like Radu in the beginning of the series cause I thought he was a bit mean (a different mean. Not lada mean. Lada's meanness is lovable) and a huge attention seeker and wouldn't accept the fact that there may be people who don't like him, later on his character progresses and what a pleasant surprise. I love him now. And nazira and Fatima and CYPRIAN AND MY ABSOLUTE LOVE NICOLAEEEEE.
this series is one of my favourite historical fiction series. Ever. READ THIS WHOLE TRILOGY IT IS SO WORTH IT OHMIGOD
My heart is still recovering from all the damage this book did to my heart . Do you know those times when something hurts you so much but you love it ? I’m having that problem with this book . It twisted my heart about its beautiful claws and I still love this .
And I Darken and Now I Rise were both dark and I expected this to be just as brutal . But every time I think I’m prepared , White deals me new surprises . I love it . I love the darkness and the brutality of it all . This is brutal and cold . It will make you weep and you’re going to love crying .
Lada is the best thing about this book . She is so hard to understand , so complex and so inhuman . She will kill , plot for power , use people and discard them…but you will feel so much for her . It is actually disturbing , the idea of sympathising for someone who slits throats without thought .
I don’t think I could say much without giving the book away . Go read this . I absolutely recommend this series .
Top reviews from other countries
I read all three books in this trilogy in quick succession, so forgive me if I mess up on what plotline is in which book. I couldn't put them down! I loved following Lada's story, even as she forges down some very dark paths. After all, she is not a hero, she is a dragon.
In Bright We Burn, Lada has established herself as Prince of Wallachia, without any aid. Every ally has betrayed her and broken their promises, so she had to forge a new path to the throne. Lada is now very much the people's prince. As much damage and death she has wrought, perhaps the biggest change is the fire she has created in the commonfolk of Wallachia. They are no longer downtrodden slaves to the boyars and ruling classes, just because that is the way it always has been. They now see their own worth, and see how they can earn a different future for themselves and their families. That is a revolution that will never truly be stamped out.
As such, Lada is now the biggest threat to the Ottoman empire. She refuses to acknowledge that they are in charge, and refuses payments or providing Wallachian men for the sultan's armies. Mehmed has to make an example of her, otherwise other countries might follow and rebel.
Mehmed and Lada are a perfect match, they are intense and unyielding. If they were on the same side they would be undefeatable. Unfortunately, fighting against each other means the death of thousands, because these two rulers will never bend, so everyone else must break.
Rada, on the other hand, is all about compromise. He is the sole person who can try and temper the actions of Mehmed and his sister. He can charm the old ruling class, and forge peace for this new Wallachia. And he definitely has his work cut out for him.
Rada's narratives were always softer, offering some light relief to a book filled with violence and death. It was lovely to see him finally getting the man he deserved, and establishing a somewhat unusual family dynamic, with his wife and her wife.
I really enjoyed this series, and I can't wait to read more from Kiersten White!