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Bright We Burn

And I Darken Series, Book 3
Written by: Kiersten White
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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The explosive conclusion to the runaway New York Times best-selling And I Darken series.

Some loves heal. Others destroy.

Haunted over the unknown fate of Nazira and Cyprian, 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 knows that her country's borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed's peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince, who has truly become the dragon.

Only by destroying everything that came before - including her relationships - can Lada truly build the country she wants. But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister's indomitable will.

Who will live? Who will die? And who will rule triumphant?

Bright We Burn is the tumultuous, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the best-selling And I Darken series.

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

©2018 Kiersten White (P)2018 Listening Library

What the critics say

"White takes excellent advantage of the rich setting, exploring through historical people and cultures the timeless issues of faith and religions, love, the importance of geography, and the complex intersections of each as boundaries conflict." (VOYA, starred review)

“Fierce, epic, and crazy fun.”(Melissa Albert, New York Times best-selling author of The Hazel Wood)

“A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters - absolutely riveting.” (Alexandra Bracken, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Passenger)

“Kiersten White at her absolute best.” (Cynthia Hand, New York Times best-selling author of the Unearthly series)

“I loved every twisty, bloody moment of it!” (Rachel Hawkins, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author)

“As richly complex and glittering as the Ottoman Empire itself.” (Robin LaFevers, New York Times best-selling author of the His Fair Assassin series)

“Meticulously detailed but compulsively readable, this is a story I could not put down.” (Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of the Across the Universe series)

“Ambitious in scope and concept... breathtakingly good.” (School Library Journal, starred review)

“A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic that will have you dying for more... required reading for every feminist fantasy fan.” (BuzzFeed)

 “Evocative...this book takes no prisoners.” (NPR

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  • Celie Jones
  • 2019-04-10

Bright We Burn...Amazing

This was an absolutely amazing story which was only made better by the narrator. Fiona Hardingham is a great narrator and I plan to listen to many more books narrated by her. Amazing!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-29

fantastic

A stunning conclusion to the Vlad the impaler retelling we all never knew we needed. These characters will stay with me always.

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  • M. Everard
  • 2018-08-06

Great character development!

I have a love/hate relationship with this series. The first book was tortuous to finish. I didn’t care about the characters. However, I was curious about the story so onto book two. Really enjoyed that story. I was worried about how the series was going to wrap up, but it worked well for me. I ended up understanding and caring about the characters. I miss Lada, Radu and Mehmed.

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  • Jessica Tuckerman
  • 2018-07-27

I feel so sad it's all over

It was awesome to finally see some of the more famous scenes of Vlad's rulership. I'm sad to be at the end of the series. White really made these characters her own and molded them with life in mind. I simply loved this.

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  • Nathan Thomas
  • 2018-07-17

Beautiful world, characters, writing.

I'm going to miss these characters I can't believe it's over. Wonderful book with a wonderful ending.

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  • Ashley
  • 2018-08-21

Great ending for a fascinating story

absolutely amazing ending. I think out of all three book to with my favorite with three coming in second.

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