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Posted August 12, 2007
The book Legacy, by Aaron James Holland, weaves ancient history with a present day story that mingles the senses from the first page to the very last. The story starts in present day Spain, where an archaeologist begins a journey that will take him from one end of the world to another. He is drawn to a mysterious painting that sheds light on a conspiracy buried for over two thousand years. An overwhelming majority of the book takes place during the height of the Roman Empire around AD 200. The characters and places in this period of the book are beautifully written, undeniably real, and unmistakably human. The main character Marek is portrayed as a young, immature boy, who quickly grows into a man bound by duty, loyalty, and love. While a good deal of the book contains an intricately written love story, there is a great deal of action, suspense, and betrayal to keep the reader hooked to the very end of the book. The battle sequences and individual fight scenes are written out like scenes from movies such as 300 and the Matrix movies. There are many scenes that seem to defy the laws of our known world, giving a feeling of a magical and mystical place that is believable enough to have somehow existed long ago. Legacy is a grand read and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new series to get hooked on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.