Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by ThoughtsStained
This series, friends. My gods, this series. I remember when Brent Weeks announced that the original four book plan needed to be changed to five books, because it just became too large. Thus, The Burning White was born. And, personally, I am so glad they went with that decision. Because I can’t imagine packing all of this in a four book series.
Publisher: Orbit Books | Release Date: October 2019 | Pages: 992
Age Range: Adult | Genre: Fantasy | Format: Hardcover | Source: Bought
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.
On the Page
- Abusive parent
- Fat shaming
- Loss of a loved one
- Verbal abuse
Content warnings are written up by me, unless specified. Subject to being an incomplete list, though guided by referencing this list and trying to highlight as many as I can identify.
- EVERYTHING. I have no idea what I am supposed to do now. Seriously. None.
- This is one of my favorite series of all time and this ending–The Burning White–it did not disappoint. It surprised me, it wowed me, it shocked me, it hurt me, it made me feel everything you could ever hope a reader would feel when reading one of your works and then more, because that shows just how much your reader became invested the world you created and the characters you invented to live there.
- Well, I became so damn invested that I don’t know what to do know that it’s over.
- Like, I loved this book. I L O V E D it. It wrapped everything up and there were surprises and heartbreak and was just so masterfully executed, I can’t. But it’s just…I’ve invested so much into these characters and now it’s over? It just ends here? What happens next? How do their lives continue? I mean, Weeks has gotta know, right? What new problems arise, what new joys, what new sorrows? We get a glimpse, of course, but I am still craving so much more and trying to be content that we got five AMAZING and glorious books with characters and a world so fleshed out that I’m shook, but at the same time, I’m greedy and I just don’t want to leave yet? Like, I feel in love with the characters here and I just want to follow the rest of their lives, you know?
- Nothing. A phenomenal end to a phenomenal series.
Obviously, I realize this is pretty shitty review, as far as reviews go. I haven’t told you what happened in the book or rated the plot or even mentioned a single characters’ name, but this review is complete. But honestly, to review a book like this? That is such a masterful conclusion to a series that is unlike anything else I’ve ever read and will stay with me for the rest of my life? A series so impactful, I’m considering naming my daughter after one of the characters? A series that is one of the few I ever reread, in order to fully prepare and appreciate what The Burning White is and was?
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I am very well aware of the sadness that comes when a good book ends. 🙁 Hope you recuperate soon. lol!
Nicole Evans says
Hahaha, Debjani, it’s hard. 😛 😛 But I’m so grateful to have a book that causes such turmoil once it’s over!
Jenna @ Falling Letters says
Haha, I have written one or two reviews like this before, so I understand the feeling! It’s great that you got to enjoy a strong conclusion to a favourite series, even if it wrecks you for a little while ;P
Nicole Evans says
Sometimes, you just don’t know how to review a book, because how can you truly do it justice?! 😛 Glad I’m not alone in this!