WRITTEN IN FIRE (Brilliance Trilogy #3)
For thirty years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the one 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.
I read A BETTER WORLD (Brilliance Trilogy #2) and WRITTEN IN FIRE (#3) back to back and mentioned previously that I enjoyed the hell out of A BETTER WORLD. For the middle book in a trilogy, WRITTEN IN FIRE was seriously impressive. No sag, no holding pattern. Full-throttle enjoyment.
WRITTEN IN FIRE, again, does not disappoint. Sakey increases the jeopardy for his characters and raises the stakes for his imagined alternate world. I haven’t enjoyed a story this much in a long time. Marcus Sakey is a consummate storyteller with an intriguing premise bristling with suspense and executed with panache. Highly recommended.
Though Sakey says he’s done with his Brilliance saga, I hope some time in the not too distant future he stumbles upon some fresh inspiration to take us back again for another fix. Good stuff!