by Hugo Jackson


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Legacy by Hugo Jackson

Her power is unmeasured. Her abilities untested. Her destiny inescapable.

Faria Phiraco is a resonator, a manipulator of the elements via rare crystals. It is an extraordinary and secret power which she and her father, the Emperor of Xayall, guard with their lives.

The Dhraka, malicious red-scaled dragons, have discovered an ancient artefact; a mysterious relic from the mythical, aeons-lost city of Nazreal. With their plan already set in motion, they besiege Xayall, pummelling the city to find Faria and rip more of Nazreal's secrets from her.

When her father goes missing, Faria has to rely on her own strength to brave the world that attacks her at every turn. Friends and guardians rally by her to help save her father and reveal the mysteries of the ruined city, while the dark legacy of an ancient cataclysm wraps its claws around her fate... and her past. She soon realises that this is not the beginning, nor anywhere near the end. A titanic war spanning thousands of years unfolds around her, one that could yet cost the lives of everyone on Eeres.

Legacy is character-driven epic fantasy action forged in an exciting and intricate plot that reaches deep into the Resonance world's history.

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ISBN-13: 9781908600226
Publisher: Inspired Quill
Publication date: 09/07/2013
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 519,843
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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The Legacy: Looking Back While Moving Forward 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
High fantasy, epic action, seriously cool world-building, and not a dwarf or an elf in sight; Hugo Jackson’s Legacy begins what I’m sure will be a great fantasy saga, but it stands alone as a thoroughly enjoyable novel for teens, young adults, and all other fans of the genre. The characters are humanoid animals, and the author imbues them with an almost perfect mix of human and animal traits, from wild raccoon to wary fox to fierce and loyal wolf and more, plus dragons! Gorgeous clothes, fast action, cool steampunk technology, and plenty of mystery fuel this tale as a future Empress sets off on a quest to save her father, gathering allies and strangers along the way. Legacy is a classic quest tale, rich with history and mystery, nicely character-driven and filled with possibilities. Forgiveness and friendship are both powerful forces, ranged against betrayal and mistrust. But the most powerful, and dangerous of all, might be the curious resonance of crystals with nature. If only Faria could learn to control and understand her gift. Fierce battles are fought in strange new lands. Scary technology comes to bear. And history’s secrets are slowly revealed, together with their hidden surprises, as this tale draws to an end. I will certainly be eager to read more of this curious place. Disclosure: I was given a free copy and I offer my honest, and very satisfied review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eeres is a world haunted by the memory of a city long lost in the great cataclysm of centuries ago. Of it mythos, most is legend. No one remembers where it lay, how it vanished from the world, or if its inhabitants had suffered the same fate of the millions outside of the city who had died in the calamity. The only certainty is that it was called Nazreal, and its technologies were to this day still able to change the world. Legacy is the story of the Phiraco family, a father and daughter at the head of the peaceful Xayall empire. When the nearby warring nation of Dhraka finds an artifact from Nazreal, Xayall is attacked and in the aftermath, Aidan goes missing. Alone and shaken, Faria is left to rely on her own strength and find the friends and guardians who will help her save her father and her world. It is her destiny, for reasons even she has only just begun to understand. If you're looking for the next epic fantasy with a lot action and great, strong characters, Legacy is definitely the book for you. In this Game of Thrones age, it's so nice to engage with a story where the characters are challenged and put in danger but no injury or death is arbitrary. Every action has a meaning and every character has a reason. This is one of those stories that really surprised me with its characters, I must say. Faria, for example, ran the risk of being the classic damsel in distress from her first appearance. Her progression from sheltered "princess" to capable Empress, however, felt very natural, and at the end, she still felt like a well-rounded character. Even in the points when she was protected by her companions, it wasn't because she couldn't fight. Instead, it was because if she were to be kidnapped or killed, the whole world would be in danger. Tierenan Cloud, meanwhile, is so refreshingly unique in his hopeful, eccentric youth - a perfect balance to the maturity of Aidan, Aeryn, and Kyru, and the dark depth of Osiris and Alaris. I can't say enough good things about this book. The writing is great. The world is fascinating. The heroes are intriguing and lovable. The villains are terrifying, and the fight scenes are written as if by a fight choreographer - every punch, every swing, every weapon in its place. I cannot complain about a single element, and I'm so excited to read the next books in the series as they come out. To make a long comment short... I loved it. A perfect book for adults, teens, and children alike. Easily readable but deeply discussible. Great book!