Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3) by Rae Carson

Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

Leah Westfall, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough—they will fight back with all their power and talents. Lee’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone...


Details Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

TitleInto the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)
ISBN9780062242976
Author
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherGreenwillow Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Westerns
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Reviews Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

  • Suzanne
    2017-10-20
    FANFREAKINGTASTIC! I have loved this series way more than I thought I would. I am kind of glad I waited for the final book to come out so I could read all three this past week. I loved the plot, characters, and well, everything about this series! This trilogy has been a great reading experience!
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2015-11-28
    2.5 stars. I found this pretty meh, though not necessarily bad. I was just bored, which is pretty much the opposite of what a heist story should ever make you feel. Yes, it's a Wild West heist story, but I found some parts predictable, and I wasn't wowed by the reveal of how they pulled it off. The group of characters was nice to spend more time with though!Audiobook - The narration was good and is probably half the reason I got through this once...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2017-03-21
    I adore this series as a whole and this was a great ending I think, fitting to the rest of the story. Full review and rating to come.
  • Erin
    2017-11-10
    If Ocean's Eleven took place in the Old West and had parts for actual fully formed woman it would be this book.I'm not usually into Westerns. I don't watch movies or tv shows that take place in The Western Frontier. Its not my thing, but I discovered The Gold Seer trilogy by accident and I've found the entire series to be fun and unique. I couldn't have asked for a more suitable ending to this series. The writing was stellar and the plot was comp...
  • Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout)
    2018-02-25
    I loved the first books in this series but I think it should have been a doulogy. I actually thought the second book wrapped up very well, though after reading this I realize there were a handful of loose ends still (Becky's house, Hampton's wife, Free Jim, Lee's real parentage - not that it mattered).Uncle Hiram was a compelling antagonist, but James Henry Hardwick just isn't. *minor spoilers ahead* I thought Mrs. Joiner discussed in the last bo...
  • Justine
    2018-01-24
    A great conclusion to a really terrific series. This final book had a bit less eminent danger than the previous two, and entailed more of a complicated advance plan than Leah and her companions have previously had in order to deal with their problems. The outcome therefore had a more permanent feel to it, giving a true sense of real peace and safety for the community of Glory, California in the future.This is a series I enjoyed from start to fini...
  • Jennifer
    2017-10-28
    Into the Bright Unknown is the third and final installment in Rae Carson's young-adult historical fiction trilogy titled The Gold Seer. Set in the gold rush era, Ms. Carson puts her spin on history by adding a bit of magical realism which added some interest. Topics related to gender, race/slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, and corruption are brilliantly showcased in my opinion and added a depth that many YA authors could learn from. Ove...
  • nick
    2017-10-13
    This was a lovely end to the series. It's not as exciting as the previous books, actually it's a little mellow, but it works for a finale. And as always I adored the cast here.RTC
  • Hollis
    2017-11-26
    "I don't see many prospectors of the female persuasion. It's too hard a life for the weaker sex.""I'll hear no more from you about the weaker sex until you've birthed three babes."The final book in Carson's The Gold Seer Trilogy might not have been my favourite of the three but it still gave me almost everything I had hoped for after starting this series. We get more of Lee being a little hotheaded but learning to temper herself and rely on Jeffe...
  • JoAnna
    2018-01-26
    Well what can I say.... It took over a month to finish this.... It was predictable and a tad stale compared to the first two books.... BUT!!! I ended up enjoying it:) I hope there isn't a fourth book. Lets just stop at three please:)
  • Jessica (HighFantasyFanatic)
    2018-02-13
    A Lovely ending for a cast of wonderful characters.
  • B.A. Wilson
    2017-10-12
    This was disappointing and unnecessary. The plot was thin. The storyline was boring. It’s also a bit preachy, which I wasn’t in the mood for. I don't mind when books have lessons or make a good point, but I hate that feeling like it is forced upon me...like the author is hitting me over the head with it. When that happens, it disrupts the story more than it helps or makes a point. I gave this 3 stars, because I still love the characters and s...
  • Tara
    2017-10-18
    This book was one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2017, and now that I've finished it I just feel.. Meh.And I'm so disappointed! The first two books were so strong, and I was so excited to finally wrap up this story! Usually the sequel is the weakest link in a trilogy, but in this case it was definitely the third one..Now, don't get me wrong; I did enjoy this story. 'What?' I hear you ask. 'Your first half of this review doesn't give that ...
  • Natalie
    2017-02-15
    This cover is even better than the last one.Look at it.Behold its glory.And the title!!!When I first saw this I was literally going to cry
  • Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
    2017-10-31
    This is such a fantastic series, but this book is my least favorite out of the series. The way the book ended as kind of a let down because Lee had to explain to everyone (and us) what exactly went on during the book, which just felt like a long (and confusing) info-dump. Overall, though, this is a fantastic book series, I was just a bit let-down by this one.
  • Runell
    2017-10-20
    Actual Rating: 3.5Not exactly what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it nevertheless.
  • Tricia Levenseller
    2018-02-12
    Another fantastic conclusion to a trilogy by Rae Carson. She’s one of my favorite authors and an auto-buy for me. Love how clever this series is!
  • Chelsea
    2017-10-24
    More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Hmmm... What to say about this. The conclusion of Rae Carson's Gold Seer trilogy, I had Into the Bright Unknown pre-ordered pretty much the moment it became available. I loved Leah and her friends, and was eager to see the conclusion of her story, especially since the evil Uncle Hiram seemed to be out of the picture.With Hiram being out of the picture, Carson had to make a sort of strange...
  • Dragana
    2018-02-13
    Into the Bright Unknown was for me a weakest part of the series and a lukewarm ending to it. While everything is resolved I wish it ended with bigger impact.
  • Bookbuyer
    2018-04-27
    It was tough for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars! It's definitely a 4.5!I loved Leah throughout the series. She is a strong, smart female lead. My favorite kind!I loved how the author incorporated real issues at the time. The Indians, the African Americans I can't use the word in the book. I don't like it. I love how everyone got their happy ending at the end. Well except for Tom and Henry which it was finally confirmed for me! I wonder who Ja...
  • Lexi
    2017-10-11
    I'm still not sure if anything actually happened in this book. Simply put, definitely a complete let down after the previous two books.
  • Cassie O. | Lost In Tomes
    2018-02-28
    I am not entirely sure what I expected going into this but I know a revenge/heist plot was NOT it. I was intrigued at first by this sudden plot change however the more I read, the more disappointed I was. The first mistake was that we have a new (less interesting) villain in this one. Uncle Hiram was so hate-able! And while James Hardwick is still a bad guy, he’s just not as compelling. A heist story needs a strong, despicable villain that ever...
  • Brandon St Mark
    2017-10-14
    Probably one of the best books I've read this year, and one of the best series I've read, ever. It talks about privilege, and handles it in a really good way. Lee, the main character, sees the privilege that men have over her, but especially in this book but throughout the whole series, she sees the privilege that she has over black and Native peoples. It's a really well timed message to put in a book, but it doesn't get super preachy either. It'...
  • Lori
    2017-10-30
    Honestly, as a series finale, this one was pretty disappointing. I loved the characters, as usual, and their relationships but there was not a lot of action or excitement or danger or really much of anything else in this one. And the end where they all come back together after their plot to discuss how it all went down really annoyed me. I just wanted to experience it with them but instead had to listen to everyone else's role in the plan except ...
  • Jessica
    2017-11-27
    Extremely satisfying ending to a great trilogy. These books have had everything: plenty of historical detail, romance, adventure, magic, intrigue, and this one has an Ocean's 11 style heist!
  • Lindsey
    2017-10-27
    I loved this series. I couldn't read the first two books fast enough. Amazing! This book though...it felt so rushed but yet drawn out wayyyy too long. And forced. Like everything had to have a perfectly happy ending. Don't get me wrong, everyone who loves historical fiction should totally read this series. It's fantastic overall. Just this last book. *shrug*
  • Heidi
    2017-11-27
    Three and a half stars: A satisfying conclusion to a terrific series, but it doesn’t live up to the brilliance of the first book.Leah and her traveling companions are settled back in Glory, enjoying their new found freedom. Unfortunately, trouble manages to find them once again in the form of a letter from San Fransisco. Becky’s receives word that her former home has finally arrived on the Coast, and she must hurry and retrieve it before it i...
  • Alanna
    2018-01-26
    After being disappointed by Like a River Glorious, I am happy to say that I really enjoyed the conclusion to this trilogy. Carson once again finds her rhythm when it comes to pacing this tale, while also managing the return of a full cast of characters and a devious villain (who's impact is far more powerful than that of Lee's villainous uncle). Carson also found the time to add some tongue-in-cheek commentary regarding the current politic state...