Written in Fire

Written in Fire

by Marcus Sakey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477827642
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Series: Brilliance Trilogy Series , #3
Sales rank: 298,341
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marcus Sakey’s thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards. They’ve been named New York Times Editors’ Choice picks and have been selected among Esquire’s top five books of the year. His novel Good People was made into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, and Brilliance is currently in development with Legendary Pictures. Sakey lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

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Written in Fire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
cts827 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book of a series. I did not read the first two books, but this can be read as a stand-alone and the reader will still be able to understand the story. It is set in the future, but it has a moral premise that could relate to current times. This is not the genre that I normally read; I did enjoy it. The characters and plot were well developed. There is some graphic violence in the context of war and armed combat. I felt that this was an interesting book. I recommend it to anyone who does not get upset with violence.
Ratbruce More than 1 year ago
Excellent finish to this excellent trilogy. Don't miss it.
Bobby Edwards More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as soon as it became available and immediately began reading. I did not put it down until the story had ended. I was not disappointed. The ending goes beyond satisfying. Highly recommend.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
While I didn't read the first book in this series, Brilliance, I started with the second, A Better World, a book I completely enjoyed, and was able to catch up, but I'd recommend starting at the beginning. It's been close to two years since I read the last book, and I have to admit, it took me several pages to remember some of the character details and their motivations, but the author works some reminders into the story, which allowed me to recall how much I like these characters. This is a super-charged, fast-paced book with little down time and you'll want to finish it in one sitting. Without giving away spoilers, something that happens with Nick's character near the end felt a little too neatly packaged and contrived, and didn't fit well with the story, but judging by other readers' reviews, it wasn't an issue for them. Although the 'heroes' of this trilogy are well-written and admirable, the author has created some truly memorable 'villains', as well as a complex, highly imaginative plot based on the premise that people fear what they don't understand. Sakey states this is the conclusion of the Brilliance Saga, but the ending leaves an opening to continue this series - something I wouldn't mind at all. I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank Thomas Mercer & NetGalley for an e-ARC of this book to review. Though I received this e-book for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review. Goodreads Teaser: The explosive conclusion to the bestselling Brilliance Trilogy 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. We failed. The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle. 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. As conclusions go this one is pretty close to epic for me. Given the amazing storyline presented and expanded in the first two books, the fact that Sakey was able to not only take everything one step further but also grab hold of all the separate lines in this story and wrap them up in a pretty tidy package is a feat that demands utmost respect. Once again it's the characters that really get to me. I was pleasantly surprised by the way almost all of the large and small complications between the characters are resolved, with none feeling forced or rushed. Yet in this final book the story and how close we could actually be to something like it are also powerfully addictive. The scope of these books is staggering, and while cloaked in a fictional reality, the parallels between this story and the world we readers occupy are frightening. I can easily envision something similar happening in the real world, and that's what makes this series so unbelievably powerful and engaging. The ending did not come as a surprise for me, but then I think it was deliberately designed that way. Or maybe it only seems like that to me because I tend to think like Nick Cooper? But it's more likely because I've read so many books that I notice the small cues, or in this case the less than subtle cue. And yet that had zero impact on my absolute enjoyment of this book and series as a whole. I know that the only thing that will knock my head out of Sakey's world will be to immerse myself in another compelling book, but I plan on lingering in this wonderful world a while longer. Thank you Mr. Sakey!
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this book as soon as it became available and immediately began reading. I did not put it down until the story had ended. I was not disappointed as my pulse rate soared and I hung on every word. The concept is highly imaginative, but the success of this book is in the depth of characters and the depiction of very human traits. The environment is realistic despite including elements beyond current science. The people are well-rounded and human. Even minor characters receive a detailed introduction. The ending goes beyond satisfying. This is truly one of the most-exciting books I have read in recent years.