In Legend Born (The Silerian Trilogy, #1)

In Legend Born (The Silerian Trilogy, #1)

by Laura Resnick

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BN ID: 2940152783148
Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
Publication date: 01/14/2016
Series: Silerian Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 648,008
File size: 4 MB

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In Legend Born (Chronicles of Sirkara Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BellaMiaow on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Well-written high fantasy, but honestly, it just went on too long. So far, everybody has lost someone important. Anybody who loves anyone seems to be doomed. Betrayals are everywhere, and that's something I find profoundly disturbing.The book did end on a note of hope, and I want to know what happens next. I just don't know if I want it enough to slog through (at least) two more volumes.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This would have been a better read if the back had been a little more accurate. It sounded like a standard quest novel but in reality was a complicated political type fantasy novel. The main characters don't really come together to fight the foreign invaders, except for on an intellectual level where they all realise that this is a good time to deal with this issue.This book is more about a pride in society and trying to overcome some of the traditions that are in the way of being effective in order to defeat a common enemy and putting aside tribal issues to fight for a common good. It could have been very interesting but instead I found it dragged somewhat. I didn't find it thoroughly bad but there were times that if I had something else to read it might have been abandoned.It would appeal to people who like the more political fantasy rather than the more magic oriented or quest fantasy. While there is magic in the story and it is pretty pervasive in the society, it does change things suddenly. There's a lot of complicated politics and people who change allegiances and are willing to sacrifice others quite quickly. Overall not bad, would probably appeal to people who enjoy complicated political novels.
oracleofdoom on LibraryThing 22 days ago
I picked this book up at the grocery store in a moment of desperate boredom. I was expecting, well... I don't tend to expect much out of books I get from the grocery store in sheer desperation of something to read.Her world is wonderfully detailed and thought out. It has a number of classic fantasy elements, and lots of foreshadowing. As I read it I found I enjoyed the foreshadowing, as it seemed intentional, as opposed to being merely predictable due to bad writing. I particularly love the fact that the characters are not black and white, but all shades of gray. They don't automatically know right from wrong. Some people seem to like that tired stereotype that can be found in almost any other fantasy novel, but I personally find it boring.
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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.