5 out of 5 stars
I had to go back and read my reviews of the other books in this series because this one really jumped out at me as being excellent. Well, I liked the other ones as well, and Knowles definitely knows how to write a story that jumps off of the page. Combine that with the excellent narration by Steve Campbell and *chef’s kiss* the fifth book in the Bright series was as good as I expected.
The first thing I want to talk about isn’t a spoiler… but it’s about the ending. All I want to say is Alex… Alex. Friend. Can I call you friend? Why are you leaving me hanging like this? (Now, I know I have the next book literally already loaded onto my phone) But this ending had sort of a “good” comic book ending or an old-time radio/tv show “come back next week…” I can’t explain it. I’m simultaneously mad at them for writing this and happy because it was such a “what!?” ending.
The rest of the book is a lead-up to that moment, with some really good and interesting scenes. The character building (even this far in) was well done and thoughtful. Some moments happened earlier in the book that was called back later – Knowles nailed the emotion and the feeling behind the character. I genuinely enjoyed the book because of moments like that throughout.
Overall, I loved it. Knowles is at the top of their game, and I cannot wait to dive into the next story.
Pain, pain is familiar. Pain can be ignored, it can be fought.
Regrouping with Princess Rair and the newly trained Bright Lord elite, the Moreu-Hi must return to Prime Zola.
Tytan won’t survive. Sickness ravages his body from within.
When the ancient Frost Ricto lay down their lives for his, Tytan continues to fight with every fiber of his being. He will carry out his mission.
Uniting with his estranged, now pregnant wife, things just got even more complicated. Torn apart on the inside as well as the outside, Tytan faces every demon from his past and his future.
A dying man is not yet a dead man. Even in their last moments, stars and heroes blaze with brilliant glory.
The Bright Beast is book five of The Bright Series.Alex Knowles
Narrator: Steve Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
Series: The Bright #5
Published by Self Published on August 3rd 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Also by this author: The Bright Lord, Retaliate, The Bright Fight, Zero Car
Also in this series: The Bright Lord, Retaliate, The Bright Fight, The Bright: Revelation
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