In Legend Born (The Silerian Trilogy, #1)

In Legend Born (The Silerian Trilogy, #1)

by Laura Resnick

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In Legend Born (The Silerian Trilogy, #1) by Laura Resnick

"I can take care of my enemies, but Dar shield me from my friends..."

For a thousand years, the mountainous island nation of Sileria, wherein dwells Dar the destroyer goddess, has toiled under the yoke of one foreign conqueror after another. But now, as the empires which surround the Middle Sea battle for supremacy on the mainland, Sileria's long-forgotten dream of independence is reborn in the mystical visions of a fiery young sorceress. The subjugated nation's perpetually feuding factions make their violent bid for freedom when a bold mountain bandit, a mysterious exile with a deadly bloodvow on his head, a seductive aristocrat, and a notoriously vengeful water wizard are all reluctantly united by prophecy, destiny, and necessity. If these treacherous enemies can maintain a truce, they might change the world; but betrayal has always been a way of life in Sileria...

* The first book of the critically acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy which continues with The White Dragon and concludes with The Destroyer Goddess


Praise for In Legend Born

"For action-packed storytelling filled with prophecies, plot reversals, and conflict-haunted heroes, this is as good as it gets.  —Philadelphia Inquirer

"A smoothly narrated, intricate tale of revolution and the human heart."  —Library Journal

"In Legend Born is the kind of book that makes you say, 'Just one more page. I'm right in the middle of a good part and have been for the last 400 pages.' Laura Resnick's plot and characters work together seamlessly. The protagonists have complex histories, and, as Resnick deftly reveals their hidden motivations, their actions begin to make sense. These characters seem real... and readers will want to know what happens to them.     —Starlog

"A rich brew of conspiracies... juicy romantic entanglements... blood feuds and massacres."   —Publishers Weekly

"Creating a vast panorama that provides an intimate backdrop to the lives of her fascinating characters, Ms. Resnick writes with the shining wonder of truly great fantasy."   —Romantic Times

About the Author

Laura Resnick is the author of the popular Esther Diamond urban fantasy series. She has also written traditional fantasy novels such as In Legend Born, The Destroyer Goddess, and The White Dragon, which made the "Year's Best" list of Publishers Weekly. An opinion columnist, frequent public speaker, and the Campbell Award-winning author of many sf/f short stories, she is on the Web at LauraResnick.com.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152783148
Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
Publication date: 01/14/2016
Series: Silerian Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 478,651
File size: 4 MB

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In Legend Born (Chronicles of Sirkara Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This book is absolutely excellent. I'm a big fantasy fan, which is why this book caught my interest. As I began to read, I realized that this was not just a typical fantasy book. It has absolutely everything. The story centers around the island nation of Sileria, which has been under foreign rule for a thousand years by three different neighboring countries. The Valdani, the current rulers, are very cruel and Silerians have become disheartended and suspicious due to their difficult past. Josarian, a simple man who's just trying to survive and make the best life he can during difficult times, starts a rebellion against the Valdani and, for the first time in a thousand years, unites many Silerians under a common cause. This story really got me interested and made me care about the characters. The story's characters seem like real people. The people they fight against are not Dark Lords but an unjust ruling power. The fact that the problems faced were realistic, and not supernatural, made the story go right to my heart. There's a great mixture of politics, religion, magic, romance (enough to be realistic, but not too much for someone like me, who isn't a romance fan), and many messages about human nature. The characters are not completely good or completely bad. They have many layers and shades of gray that make them seem like real people who are just trying their best and doing what they believe is right. The plot has much suspense. It made me wonder whether the rebellion would succeed. There are complex storylines, as enemies become friends and friends become enemies. It kept me interested right to the very last page. Then, I started reading the sequel right away. I'd recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good story that will get them excited and make them care about the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great. it didn't go over board with the sexuality, but had enough to make it exciting. The plot was jumping, and i can not wait to read the next one :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
i rarely get all the way through a fantasy novel, most of them wander off into cliche land after the first 100 pages. this one kept my interest all the way through, with a good level of political intrigue, sexual tension (unrequited!), strong characterizations and an unforced cliffhanger ending. for once, the story continues because there is something more to it, not because the author wants the reader to buy three books. enjoyed this one immensely, looking forward to the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
an excellent book, filled with excitement, leaves readers wondering what will happen next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Believable characters, consistent magic, interesting plot, wonderful ideals. A realistic story about how people really are.