Light Bringer: the Sunday Times bestseller (Red Rising Series)
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However, in Light Bringer Lyria is finally brought to the forefront of one part of the overarching conflict and I loved that. Combined with its unpredictability, Red Rising is truly up there is the Olympus of best sci-fi (or sci-fantasy) ever written. It never feels like work to do a second read of the series from the beginning, and honestly speaking, I am glad I did that before reading Light Bringer. The events happening in each Part (4 parts in total) are paced in such a way that to hop across the solar system might be a little jarring.
There is a lot of space travel, which does allow for plenty of more quiet, contemplative moments, but the sense of time isn’t very clearly presented to the readers. But on that review of Dark Age, especially on my first read without a sign of Light Bringer in sight back then, I felt Brown did not implement his most outstanding gift as a storyteller. Absolutely incredible and pretty comfortably my favorite in the series so far (with Dark Age right behind it).Brown continues to explore the aftermath of the rebels’ victory in the original series, showing clearly that society’s messy problems cannot be solved by a few grand gestures, however dramatic. So, for that reason, I don't want to share my feelings on characters too much because it might give stuff away. This made for an even more amazing reading experience because I realised that I did still love this series and that this book may well be my favourite book of the year. If Dark Age was focused on large-scale military and political conflicts, Light Bringer is focused far more on the continuing personal developments of the characters, especially Darrow and Lysander. but that doesn't mean that i didn't love every bit of this book every time i picked it up - i just needed to take it in small doses to prepare for the intense trauma and suffering that my favourite characters ALWAYS seem to be experiencing.
tim is the best in the business, I have listened to 300 + audio books, mostly fantasy + sci-fi and he is pure class. My admiration and passion for this series has pushed me to willingly read the series from the beginning again—despite how busy I am—in preparation for the arrival of Light Bringer, the sixth and penultimate volume in the series. But like i mentioned above i drove myself insane with worry the whole way through because i knew peace can never last in his works. I loved mustang and lysanders narrators (not a fan of lyrias) in the previous book and would've loved it if they came back but the thing is i seen plenty of comments complaining about all the different narrators on both of those books so i guess PB figures he cant please everyone so hed go with the cheaper option and i dont blame him. This is the sound of flashing blades producing a superbly thrilling iconic duel that will be discussed by the Howlers for many years to come.The prose is excellent, the action is top-notch, I loved the directions that most of the characters are going and I’m dying to read the conclusion to the series with Red God. That’s how Earth and its multitude of nations strangled itself… The purpose of war must be to find the road back to peace. When you’re in a massive space battle, the last thing you want is to jump to another location for a territory dispute. Pierce better redeem himself from the gore fest and torture porn wank festival that was Dark Age, and the fact that there are now TWO more books in this series and it’s taking forever for them to get published is PROOF that the man fucked things up plot wise so badly in Dark Age that he needs extra time to redeem his nonsense. Pierce Brown is so gifted at pulling emotional strings im glad he spent so much time on matters of the heart and relationships in this book.
But now that I've read my most anticipated release of the year, Light Bringer, I can say with a shattered and mended heart that is filled with contentment and satisfaction, Light Bringer is my favorite book in the entire series so far. Especially when Darrow and the characters live in a dehumanized world ruled by a ruthless hierarchy where the rule of might make right is absolute. And, of course, Light Bringer won’t reach the critical acclaim it has without the prominent clash of conflicts evident throughout the series.Virginia did not get nearly as much screen time as I would have liked, but her limited story in this book was absolutely fantastic. I feel like if it tried to keep upping the "dark" quotient instead of just telling the story that was needed the book wouldn't have worked as well.