WARNING: BLURB CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FROM BOOK 2.
"For thirty years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the 1 percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For thirty years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war.
Nick Cooper has spent his life fighting for his children and his country. Now, as the world staggers on the edge of ruin, he must risk everything he loves to face his oldest enemy—a brilliant terrorist so driven by his ideals that he will sacrifice humanity’s future to achieve them."
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
In Written in Fire, the conclusion to the Brilliance Saga trilogy, author Marcus Sakey once again ratchets up the tension and suspense. As was the case with Book 2, there were moments that the tension and suspense were so high that I had to stop myself from skipping ahead.
The entire trilogy was such a great ride. I loved the characters, the world-building, the action goodness, and how all the pieces of the story finally came together in the end. The conclusion was done well, though I do think
some readers who like a nice, tight ending may not be happy. There are enough dangling threads that the trilogy could be stretched into a fourth book.
All in all, Written in Fire is a satisfying and thrilling ending to a great story.
Final rating: 4 stars
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