Lightbringer

coming October 13, 2020
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In this incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

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 and abandoned, 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.

“Legrand brings her trilogy to a triumphant but bittersweet ending, effortlessly weaving together complicated plot strands and giving further nuance to already complex characters…” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Praise for Lightbringer

“Legrand brings her trilogy to a triumphant but bittersweet ending, effortlessly weaving together complicated plot strands and giving further nuance to already complex characters…” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A rousing conclusion to a series studded with unforgettable heroes and villains.”Booklist

“An utter triumph I can’t wait to see on shelves across the globe.” – Britt Margit, Second Star to the Right Children’s Books (Denver, CO)

The explosive finale…doesn’t disappoint; it’s every bit as gut-wrenching as its predecessors and even more cathartic.” – Sami Thomason, Square Books (Oxford, MS)

Praise for Kingsbane

an instant New York Times bestseller!

“Masterful.” – Booklist

“A spell-binding successor to Furyborn…setting up the series for a truly captivating and heart-racing ending.” – Hypable

“Claire Legrand is one of the most exciting voices in YA fantasy―and in YA as a whole―writing right now.” – Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

“I hope everyone is ready to cry a bucket of tears over this victorious and vengeful sequel… Legrand’s writing has never been so fierce and frenetic, and Kingsbanemoves at a breakneck pace that left me breathless. I wanted to stay in this world forever and I’ll be heartbroken when the trilogy ends.” – Sami Thomason, Square Books (Oxford, MS)

Kingsbane was everything I was expecting from a sequel to Furyborn and more… This is one book I absolutely cannot wait to start selling.” – Caitlyn Vanorder, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)

“Furyborn was incredible, Kingsbane is better! The second novel has even more magic, cliffhangers, and romance… Already excited for the next one in this trilogy. This is a wild ride.” – Suzanne Lucey, Page 158 Books (Wake Forest, NC)

“It’s the perfect mix of blood, mystery, and high fantasy that readers of the genre crave and an amazing middle hinge for the trilogy to swing on. I am so anxiously awaiting the third book.” – Chaning Green, Square Books (Oxford, MS)

“Above and beyond my expectations!” – Leah Atlee, Changing Hands Bookstore (Phoenix, AZ)

“Fans of the first installment won’t be disappointed, especially if they enjoyed Sarah J. Maas’ lusty romances (A Court of Thorns and Roses, BCCB 7/15, etc.).” – Bulletin of the Center for the Children’s Books

Praise for Furyborn

an instant New York Times bestseller!

an Amazon Best Book of the Month

a #1 Library Reads Pick

a #2 Indie Next Pick

a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection

a BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018

a Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018

a Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018

“A must-read.” ―Refinery29

“A series to watch.” ―Paste magazine

“Visionary.” ―Bustle magazine

★ “Strikingly vivid prose… the nearly five hundred pages race by in stunning fashion. This is a must-have for fans of Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles (Finnikin of the Rock), or Cashore’s Graceling.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“Legrand excels at world-building, deftly integrating the religion and history of this imaginary world into a dark yet rousing adventure story that combines passion and danger at every turn.” – Booklist

“Told in short, alternating chapters, Claire Legrand’s Furyborn is an explosive trilogy-starter. Both Rielle and Eliana are strong and complicated with abilities that surpass anything their contemporaries can imagine. They are unapologetically powerful—women who know they are extraordinary and demand to be seen as such. And while both young women radiate strength and force, they are also distinctly human. Their stories are raw, filled with raging desire–for power, for sex, for safety. … Furyborn is a fantasy of wrath and passion, of young women who nod to the rules of their society while slyly or violently knocking down whatever stands in their way. They are strength incarnate and they are coming for you, Katniss, Beatrice and Clary.” – Shelf Awareness

“Readers will find the complex and flawed characters immensely relatable. The two narratives are deftly interwoven, and plot twists will keep teens on the edge of their seats.” – School Library Journal, a Popular Pick

“This massive novel packs a punch. The characters are passionate and well defined. The worldbuilding is immense, colorful, exciting, and unique. The villains are horrible. The author saves a final twist for the last few pages that throws everything into line and will leave readers thirsting for the next book.” – VOYA Magazine

“A steamy romance and devious twists along the way pack surprises. … The rigid, cliffhanger-heavy chapter structure is supported by breakneck pacing and constant action. … High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Set in an immersive world of elemental magic, legendary godsbeasts, and cutthroat assassins, Claire Legrand’s Furyborn is an addictive, fascinating fantasy. Truly not to be missed, this story of two fierce queens battling their way across two different eras will have you on the edge of your seat.” – Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“Beautiful, brutal, heart-stopping, and epic, Furyborn is a world to lose yourself in—just bring weapons. It’s dangerous there.” – Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone saga

“Legrand’s epic feminist fantasy is scary, sexy, and intense, set in a world made rich with magic, history, and a gorgeously imagined literary tradition.” – Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

“I tried to stop reading Furyborn and go to bed… then I got up and kept going. Epic in scope, endless in imagination, this book will grab hold of you and refuse to let go.” – Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of The Illuminae Files

“Immersive and intricate, FURYBORN is a kick-you-in-the-teeth and grab-you-by-the-heart tale of two queens.” – Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and Aru Shah and the End of Time

“Claire Legrand’s Furyborn is as complex as the angels it depicts—captivating and lovely, volatile and deadly. The contrast of elegant, stately court politics with gritty, blood-soaked war is balanced perfectly alongside shifting timelines, blurred prophecies, and a sprawling cast of characters, each more alluring than the last. Furyborn is a sexy, luscious shiver of a book.” – Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy

“From the opening pages, Claire Legrand’s Furyborn plunges the reader into a captivatingly imaginative world filled with intrigue and deception. Beauty wars with violence as the stories of these two fierce women intertwine with stunning results. Furyborn will leave you breathless and aching for more.” – Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician

“Lush, riveting, and full of intrigue, Furyborn is a gripping read that grapples with questions of power, fate, and our abilities to change the world.” – S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong

Furyborn is epic and unforgettable. I was immediately captivated by the story of two powerful young women fighting to survive in this vivid, unique fantasy world. A must-read!”  Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of the Ruined trilogy

“In an epic that spans a millennium, Legrand serves up a veritable feast of magic: mystical beings, ruthless power struggles, and gorgeously cinematic writing that will sweep you off your feet.” – Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader trilogy

Furyborn by Claire Legrand is the epic start to a YA fantasy trilogy focused on two very different and fascinating young women, a delicious villain, non-stop action, and heart-pounding romance. A fantastic read!” – Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen Kingdoms series

“Legrand has created magic on every page. Flawed, smart, and fierce heroines kept me dazzled and breathless. Furyborn is explosive and stunning.” – Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles and The Jenna Fox Chronicles