on October 10, 2007
Also by this author: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Crown of Embers, The Bitter Kingdom, Walk on Earth a Stranger, Like a River Glorious
Series: The Gold Seer trilogy #3
Also in this series: Walk on Earth a Stranger, Like a River Glorious
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Reading Challenges: 2017 Flights of Fantasy Challenge
The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy, which Publishers Weekly in a starred review called “Simply terrific.” A historical fantasy brimming with magic, romance, and adventure—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, and Westworld.
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 who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter the California landscape forever. With a distinctive young heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure, bringing the Gold Seer Trilogy to its epic conclusion. Includes a map and an author’s note.
It’s always sad to see one of your favorite trilogies come to an end. I’ve looked forward to a new Gold Seer novel every year for the last 3 years. Now it’s over and I’m happy to say that it ended wonderfully.
The past two books in the trilogy were intense and action packed. Into the Bright Unknown felt a little less intense, but there’s a new villain that brings a different feel to the story. Uncle Hiram was such an evil evil villain. It was hard not to miss the tension he brought to the story. I also missed the action a bit, but it was nice to see the characters grow and develop even more.
The cast of characters in these books is pretty large but everyone feels so fleshed put. Leigh has grown so much since the beginning of the series. I’ve loved seeing her grown into her own and into her powers. She’s capable, determined, and she has a good heart. She’s the type of character you love to cheer on.
I feel like everything wrapped up beautifully. I’m all for a happily ever afters for characters that have been through such hardships. I was very pleased with the way things ended. I’m so excited to see what Rae Carson does next. I already know that I’ll love it.