Into The Bright Unknown by Rae CarsonInto The Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Into The Bright Unknown

byRae Carson

Hardcover | October 10, 2017

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The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy

Leah Westfall’s journey has been one of ever-present peril, hidden magic, harsh realities, loss, life, determination, and love. She has searched for a place to belong and a place to call home, and people who can accept a girl with magical powers that prove to be both blessing and curse.

Rae Carson has been lauded as one of YA’s best writers of fantasy, and fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, and Westworld will be riveted by the conclusion of this remarkable historical fantasy trilogy.

Leah is poised to have everything she ever dreamed of on the long, dangerous journey to California’s gold fields—wealth, love, the truest friends, and a home. Thanks to her magical ability to sense precious gold, Leah, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have claimed rich land in California Territory. But their fortune makes them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Leah and her friends must fight back with all of their power and talents.

Leah’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 California’s history forever.

With a distinctive heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure.

Rae Carson is the author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorn series. Her debut novel, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, was named a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and the Andre Norton Award, and was a YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Teens Pick. She lives with her husband in Arizona. You can visit her online at
Title:Into The Bright UnknownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062242970

ISBN - 13:9780062242976


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly Disappointed By The Ending I'm disappointed with how Carson decided to end her trilogy. Everything felt rushed through at the end; all of those "big reveals" lost their punch because of how abruptly she wrote them. Without going into spoilers, it was a very mild, oh-by-the-way kind of feeling - right up to the very last sentence, where the book dropped off suddenly. In terms of wrapping up the story, she did accomplish that, but it felt like she was anxious to be finished, and her writing reflected it. Overall, I very much enjoyed this trilogy, and will most likely both re-read this trilogy at some point, and explore Carson's other works.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Finale Couldn't have asked for a more suitable ending to this fun, unique trilogy! The story was nice and complex, with the crew from Glory working to stop a power-hungry millionaire from crushing the already downtrodden. I enjoyed the pace of the book, and how there was a little more insight into Lee's witchy powers and more of the history with her mother. Their plans were expertly well-crafted, though they definitely hit some hurdles I wasn't sure they'd overcome. Lee remains one of the coolest females in YA fantasy, though I actually have to give props to two side characters called Large and Larger. I just couldn't help but love them whenever they showed up on the pages and will actually miss them! As always, the writing was stellar and I'm sad to see this story go, but I'm not complaining about the ending. Definitely one to check out if you haven't already.
Date published: 2017-10-25

Editorial Reviews

“This engaging trilogy ender finds Lean and friends happily prospecting their nearly incorporated gold-rush town of Glory, California. ...An Oceans 11-esque climax...leads to a well-earned, if rosy-hued, conclusion.”