Age range 14+
The epic, final instalment in the New York Times bestselling Empirium trilogy from Claire Legrand.
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 by those she trusted, 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.
'[Lightbringer] brings together all the players, emotions, and action from the first two books and explodes like a supernova…A rousing conclusion to a series studded with unforgettable heroes and villains.' — Booklist
'The explosive finale to the Empirium trilogy doesn't disappoint [...] Legrand writes with epic scale and daunting prose, but what breaks your heart are her incredible characters. [...] their journey is one to revel in.' — Sami Thomason, Square Books