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City of Light (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy: Book #3) [Kindle Edition]

Will Wight
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Simon has spent the last six months hunting Incarnations, and has begun to realize that his power alone won’t be enough to stop a true enemy.

Leah is queen over a nation of refugees, driven from their homes by the fury of Territories gone mad.

Alin rules his city with an iron fist, imposing the virtues of Elysia on an imperfect population.

Now, the three must stand united as the balance of the world shifts once more. A greater threat looms, and it has made its presence known...

The Incarnations are missing.

Product Details

  • File Size: 756 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hidden Gnome Publishing; 1 edition (April 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JL6JMR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not without flaws, but still pretty great. April 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Alright, it's now been about 36 hours since I picked up City of Light, and after my second read through I feel I have enough to review this.

Is this a masterpiece? No, not by any means. It has some issues, mostly with pacing, and ended on a bit of an anticlimax for me.

Is it a worthwhile read? Oh, most definitely.

The pros:

Two of the three main characters, Simon and Leah, are especially likeable and easy to identify with. I really hope we haven't seen the last of these characters, as they still feel they have so much to do. The third, Alin, is not, but that's by design, and his perspective is just fascinating. Honestly, I wish there had been more of it.

The action scenes are fantastic. They are normally my least favorite part of any book, but Will (I assume we're bestest buddies, so we're on first name basis) pulled them off with style and a hint of panache. They were honestly a joy to read, especially on my second go through.

The emotional scenes? Very good. There were two in particular that I won't spoil, but they tugged at my heart strings. One, which involved a character death, made me have to stop for a moment and try not to let a manly tear trickle down my eyes.

The magic system and world are still amazing, and I hope to see more of them very soon.

The Cons

The character development. This was a hallmark of the series before, but I guess by the third book, they're all pretty well developed. I still wish we'd seen more out of it.

Lack of Valinhall scenes. Back in House of Blades, I was pretty iffy on the book for the first few chapters. But then we got to the introduction of Valinhall, and I fell in love.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, fabulous series, excellent author! April 11, 2014
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The third book in an absolutely amazing trilogy. Will Wight is a fabulous author, just don't let him hear it too often as his head will grow too big to fit through doors.

Often times, when reading a trilogy, the first book is great, the second is okay, and the third one probably should have been re-worked prior to being released. The Traveler's Gate trilogy was a fabulous read the whole way through.

I'm not big into putting spoilers into reviews, so I'll break it down like this: I LOVE to read. I read just about everything, and I buy far too many books each month on Amazon. Yet while I was waiting for The City of Light to be released, all I could read was this series; over and over again.

Read it. You'll like it. #valinhallftw
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic in every way. April 13, 2014
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Let's get some basic information out here:
This book is the third in a trilogy, the first of which is titled The House of Blades. You must read the books in order. They are heavily plot based and will make no sense unless you read them chronologically.
The book is 6157 kindle pages long (no real pages listed). ~6000 is a decently sized book, bigger than many best-selling books. You will get your money's worth: I am a very fast reader and I finished the book in ~6 or 7 hours.
The book is, in case you haven't read the other books, clearly fantasy, and while there are HINTS of romance romance holds a pitifully small role in the series (this is a good thing, in my view, even though I love a good romance). It mostly amounts to some cute awkward moments with the main character, nothing more. While there is (at least I don't recall any) no swearing, no suggestive scenes, and I would recommend this series in general to people of all ages as long as they can tolerate pg-13 movie violence, I can say that older people will love this book and this series. I am 17 and was essentially dying of rapture while reading it.

One of the biggest problems of books in general is that characters in them never die. Or that authors, in a state of horrible lunacy, kill off characters that shouldn't die in really stupid and infuriating ways. Either way, stories become predictable or too frustrating to read, or at least fully enjoy.

Such is not the problem in this book.

Characters will die, people. Bad things will happen. I nearly cried (a few tears welled up) at a few points. The best part is that I didn't know WHO would die, or when, or what exactly would happen. Main characters DIED, or had really bad things happen to them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first two June 5, 2014
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The world building is still top notch in this third installment of the trilogy, but the story needed fewer excessively long fight scenes, and more character development and interaction.

Basically, the book is one long fight in several stages. Villains refuse to die, heroes are unable to kill them, and it's all just a big mess. The brief moments when the characters actually talk make the book worth reading. The meta plot and explanations of the world are neat, but I starting skimming the drawn out fights to get to those parts. Not something I am used to doing in a fantasy novel, where usually the exposition for stupid people is the stuff I skim.

It's worth the read if you've complete the first two, but I won't be picking it up again for a re-read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly original take on the " hero for the ...
A truly original take on the " hero for the ages" story. Wight takes the reader on an epic journey with characters that you can relate to. A must read, in my opinion.
Published 3 hours ago by Miyagi
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Incredible action, great finally
Published 11 hours ago by michael anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't delay, buy now!
Just top notch action. The magic system is brilliant.
Published 18 hours ago by Mr. D. L. Spindler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great conclusion
Published 3 days ago by clay SHeffrey
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book would have liked to see more to do work the city of light as the title suggests
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great read by Wight
As usual for the series, this book was entertaining beginning to end. It wrapped up most of the plot lines that had been opened. Read more
Published 4 days ago by David S. Skaggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Another fantastic tale in a vibrant and well written world.
Published 5 days ago by Tuvek
3.0 out of 5 stars More of the same
As the third book in the series it's become a little old. Same basic structure and plot lines of the previous two books. Read more
Published 6 days ago by LakerzPhan
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book
The story comes to a conclusión in this book, Regardless of minor plot voids, this is one of the best stories I had enjoyed reading in 2013-2014. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Franklin Vergara
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying conclusion to a really great series
The end of a book series is always difficult for me to review because even if it was good, it will be sad to say "good-bye" to the series. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Robert W. Jacobson
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More About the Author

Will Wight is the author of the Traveler's Gate trilogy, and he has dominion over all sea creatures. He has lived for 24 years, and plans on living for at least two hundred more. Under the light of a full moon, he is revealed as a sentient penguin.

Will graduated from the University of Central Florida with his Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He still lives in Orlando, and he can smell fear.

Visit his website at for dark secrets the world was not meant to know.

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Who is the Negative Nancy?
It's irritating, but I'm fairly sure it's a bot. I don't know if Amazon created it or someone else is doing it, but it's always exactly one downvote on all of the positive reviews. And not just on my books, but on others' as well. That suggests to me that it's an automated script, since... Read More
Apr 27, 2014 by W. Wight |  See all 4 posts

No, not really. I'm working on it, and I expect it to be released in about another month (that's a guess). It takes a lot longer to lay out the paperback and make sure there are no typos in it.
Apr 27, 2014 by W. Wight |  See all 2 posts
That drives me crazy too, Mark.

Here's the bottom line: I have the volume number listed in each book, but sometimes it displays correctly on the Amazon page and sometimes it doesn't. I've sent Amazon several angry emails, which I probably shouldn't have done considering that I'm dependent on... Read More
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