Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3) by Kiersten White

Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)

Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? Lada's rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won't rest until everyone ...

Details Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)

TitleBright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Reviews Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)

  • Em
    I genuinely feel like my heart belongs to so many fictional characters and I wish it would just come home to me.I love this series so much. The only way I could accurately get across my passion is either in multi-page, overtly dramatic, 19th-century-style rose-scented love letters or just a live footage of me breakdancing while crying for five minutes straight.Yeah, I know I have things to be happy about but my heart kind of hurts knowing this se...
  • Emily May
    “Disrupt stability. Petition for gold. Provoke the greatest empire on the face of the earth.” He paused. “This is going to be fun.” Oh, it was. So much bloody, nasty fun.I have really loved this series. I mean, why wouldn't I? There's a murderous antiheroine who's definitely more anti than heroine. There's battles and backstabbing and unrequited love. There's alt-history that's - let's face it - a lot more alt than history. There's Vlad t...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    personally, I feel as if my heart was ripped out of my fucking chest and my life was just changed for the better. I do not have the Words To Convey how much this ending for a series meant to mehere was my lowkey spoilery initial list of what I wanted out of this sequel:• please let Radu be happy• you know exactly who I want him to be happy with• LET NAZIRA REUNITE WITH HER WIFE• Mehmed dying maybe • honestly I think Lada's going to die...
  • Lola
    Saying goodbye to a series is rarely easy, especially an all-consuming one like The Conqueror’s Saga never fails to be.The moment I met Lada Dracul, I knew I would be making an old character unhappy by bumping her down my list of favourite heroines to make place for Lada. The thing about this young woman is that she isn’t easy to place. Is she a heroine? Yes and no. Is she an anti-heroine? Yes and no. Is she human? Yes… and no. And yet, you...
  • Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
    Radu laughed. "I still cannot quite believe we all found each other.”“ I can. You were always ruthless about finding people to love you.” Well slap me on a grill and call me BBQ You know what Kiersten White did to my heart?She buried it, nailed it, crushed it, crucified it, blasted it, murdered it, roasted it, demolished it, and destroyed it. After, she was thoroughly done with my heart; my brain was the next target. It didn’t even stand...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    #1 And I Darken ★★★★★#2 Now I Rise ★★★★★#3 Bright We Burn ★★★☆☆ This series has been an incredible journey, and I was both eager and terrified to see how it would end. As many of you already know, I tend to avoid series finales like the plague. They’re almost always my least favorite part of a series, probably because I like very particular types of endings where all the loose ends are tied and everyone has complet...
  • C.G. Drews
    This was brutal and bloody and so perfectly and epically satisfying. Which are words I'M CRYING AS I TYPE because finales scare the frick out of me...and this one managed to stab me in the soul (like 5 times) and then still give me everything I hoped it would. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Everything is perfect. I will also scream quietly into the void for 2-3 working days before I feel like rereading the whole trilogy agaaaaaain.THANK YOU TO THE AUTHOR FOR A ...
  • Yusra ✨
    this series means the world to me. I can never find the proper words to describe just how much I’ve loved this gory, bloody, brutal journey that Lada has taken me on, and the moving, spiritual way Radu changed me. it took me a straight three days to muster the courage to read the epilogue because I was not ready in any way, shape or form for the ending of a trilogy that’s just established a place in my heart that no other book will take. I’...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    I have one word for you all to sum up this book.OUCH.My heart is shattered into a million pieces. I finished this two days ago and I keep going back and rereading the epilogue to make sure I read it right. While I understand that there is no better way for this trilogy to end, it doesn't hurt any less. In fact, it probably hurts so much more. If you have not read this trilogy before it's basically a YA historical fiction story that follows the mo...
  • Delirious Disquisitions
    You should read this if you like: historical fiction, strong/badass female protagonists with anger management issues, ruthless women, villians/antiheros, LGBTQ charcaters, enemies to lovers trope, dysfunctional relationships, murder, war, strategies, gore, etc. A bit of warning, this is going to be a long one. I spent about 70% of this book sobbing my heart out, dreading the ending, and generally being an emotional wreck. This book burned a hole ...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    Well, my soul is properly full and ruined at the same time. This was good but I'm not sure I liked it quite as much as the sequel. Will have to ponder. RTC.---Actual footage of me wondering whether the final instalment will put historical accuracy before unicorns and rainbows, and then wondering which option I'd rather have because I have feelings
  • Nikolae Keaveney
    Update after reading August 2nd, 2018Words cannot describe my love for this series, this tale, and these characters. In my heart, they are already more than characters, they are companions for life. I'm sure that I can pick this series back up at any time in my life and enjoy the story again. Lada, Mehmed, and Radu are already real. I just have not met them yet. This series should not be labeled as "Young Adult". It is too mature, too deep, and t...
  • Bibi
    Gritty. Bloody. Unputdownable. I’m afraid of what goes on in the mind of Kiersten White and to be honest, the words creative and talented seem like benign descriptors. Do yourself a favor and read this series. Full review to come.
  • Tova
    Claim the Throne. Demand the Crown. Rule the World.Well ..... I have some feelings. I am essentially Kumal. This is the 42 book I've completed this year, and since 42 is the answer to the question of the universe, I know what the question is ....... WHO THE HECK AUTHORIZED YOU TO PLAY WITH MY HEART LIKE THAT KIERSTEN WHITE??Kiersten, I do not have the words to tell you how much this series means to me, so I won't even try at this point in time. B...
  • Natalie Monroe
    4.5 stars “Who was she? She was the dragon. Her country had teeth and claws and fire, and she would use every last bit of them.” I spent the entire duration of reading Bright We Burn either doing this:Or this:The Conqueror's Saga smashed its way into my stone cold heart with And I Darken, trod on the pieces, then threw what was left in a washer and set it on heavy duty in Now I Rise. And now Bright We Burn has come to see the job done. “She...
  • Taylor
    Perfection. I adored this anD I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING.RTC.
  • hannah ♡ peanutbutter&books (on hiatus)
    And I Darken: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Now I Rise: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Bright We Burn🌟🌟🌟🌟A bittersweet ending to a gorgeously written series. Also, Lada will always be my prince. Review to come!blog 💞instagram 💞twitter 💞email yours truly ______my friends literally just hid this book from me because they knew i would get distracted from finals are they the best... or the worst, idk :'')______i just got an arc of this book I HAVE BE...
  • Suzanne
    This book was awesome! I loved this finale with all the characters that I adored. This thing about this series is that it was a bit impossible for me to pick a side because I enjoyed the characters so much. I liked the author’s previous series, Paranormalcy, but not as much as I did this series. This series was just so fun to read and I actually added the audiobook for this series to my personal library on my phone to listen to in the future du...
  • Justine
    This is a buddy read with the awesome Natalie Monroe!This is as close to a perfect series finale as one could ever want or expect. Ever since Now I Rise, I've always felt this need to get my hands on Bright We Burn. The last book left us with a lot of unresolved subplots that demand immediate answers. White has structured Now I Rise in such a way that you are left with an intense desire to know more and all you can do is hope that your favorite c...
  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    "Only three bodies mattered. The same three that had always mattered.Radu's.Lada's.And Mehmed's."1) And I darken ★★★★☆2) Now I rise ★★★★★I'M SOBBING SOMEBODY HOLD MEBright we burn was so much better than I expected !! And the ending wasn't as sad as I thought it would be (and I hate sad endings so I'm so damn happy) !!! I love you, Kiersten White!This was a rollercoaster from the first to the last page. And I'm talking about A...
  • mich
    I feel. . . deflated.If you're excited about reading this series finale and happen to see my rating, PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE EXCITED. Don't mind me, for real. This book was fantastically written and I was immediately sucked right back into this world. (although I did re-read the prior books right before, so there wasn't a lot of catching up for me to do.)But anyway. Spoilers.(view spoiler)[Seriously. SPOILERS.(view spoiler)[This book was pretty pai...
  • Holly
    3.5 starsAfter two books of Lada and Radu and Mehmed circling each other in various ways, it all leads up to this. And while I am satisfied with the ending, I am not sure this wasn't just a bit needlessly dragged out. Radu is the only one who experiences any real kind of growth since the first book. Lada is still admirable and horrifying at the same time and is definitely one of the most unique heroines I have ever read. If you have already read ...
  • Dalziel Mapp
    Bittersweet Perfection.rtc
  • Sophie
    “She had been too kind, too gentle. She had tried keeping what she could intact, tried building on what was already there. But the entire foundation was rotten. She could not build a strong kingdom by removing only a few of the most decay-ridden stones. She would have to dismantle the entire thing. She would have to burn it—all of it—to the ground. Only then could Wallachia rise anew from the ashes.”  5 stars for Radu4 stars for Lada4,5...