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The 3rd in the Fire Chronicle series is the only one I have read and so I am a little upset with myself for not reading the previous two books first.
The plot and story are well documented on this review page, so I will not give away any more spoilers. I will say that it was very entertaining, packed with good writing, great characters and with a very original premise.
I will now read the other two, as I found this book to be concise and able to stand on its own. I hope the others are as good as this one.If they are I am in for a real treat.
Well done. Great read 5*
I'm going to read the other two books in this series as I've enjoyed it so much.
Another review mentions that the detail went on too much. I did find this was the case sometimes, but it didn't detract from a solid well-written story.
An enjoyable read. Recommended.
I have worked with Susi Wright before so I knew the style of writing and narration I was getting into when I agreed to read and provide a review for this book. Wright is addicted to detail, that is the first thing I will say about this book and I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way.
On a positive note: the wording and descriptive phrases used were phenomenal. I could perfectly imagine every situation, character, and location and I appreciated the little things such as the weather, the color of a character’s eyes, the way their hair moved when they tossed their head back, the feel of the warmth of the sun. All the minor details added up to a bigger picture which demonstrated all the care and effort put into this book.
Now, the only thing I didn’t like about all the detail was that it sometimes felt like there was too much. The first example is that there was a preface and a prologue. I’ve said it before and I’ll shamelessly say it again, I don’t like “pre” or “pro” anything, I don’t read them. Just no. Granted, some prologues actually contain vital information that may help prevent any confusion in the story. But I just don’t like them. Whatever needs to be said should be included in the story. BUT this is a personal preference and has no weight on my review.
What does carry some weight in this review is that the story could’ve been about half as long as it was. As much as I enjoyed and appreciated every detail and description, it felt like the book was 70% description and 30% story. I probably sound like I’m contradicting myself right now. What I mean to say is, the story was written well, the detail was beautifully crafted, but there was just too much of it.
Now back to the positivity. This story is a great addition to the fantasy genre. It has a fine, balanced mix of YA characters, struggles, and attitude, with the maturity of a strong and imaginative fantasy novel. Even though this book is part of a series, I think it’s good enough to stand on its own but that doesn’t mean the rest of the series should be forgotten. I would recommend this book to readers of all ages. Those who enjoy fantasy and YA fiction will definitely want to check out all three books.
Essie, daughter of Lord Luminor, has been hiding her true powers from everyone, for like her brother she is half human. An unknown. But while she embraces her powers, albeit secretly in some cases, her brother struggles with his. When he looks upon his sister, he feels resentment and jealousy. He wants to have what she has. He wants it all. But will he be able to keep control of his anger in these desperate times of war?
Susi Wright has captured the essence of this fantasy world with her use of descriptive prose and rich dialogue. The world this book is set in comes across so vividly that it was very easy to get lost in the pages and time flew by while I was reading.
Legacy: Book #3, the Fire Chronicles is a coming of age story. Essie is an incredibly well-drawn character. She wants to do right by everyone, even her enemies. She is a genuinely lovely young lady. I also enjoyed the gently love story that accompanies this character. I think Ms. Wright has portrayed her beautifully. Well done.
The backdrop of this story is stunning, and I was happy to get lost in the world that Ms. Wright has created. I enjoyed the story, the plot, and the characterization.
If you like fantasy worlds with good vs. evil, then you are going to love Legacy: Book #3, the Fire Chronicles. This book works perfectly as a standalone, in fact, I haven't read the other two books, and by the end of Chapter 1, I knew exactly what was going on. I will certainly be looking to read the rest of the books in this series.
I Highly Recommend.
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