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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Legacy by Cayla Kluver

Duty-bound to wed her father’s choice in successor to the throne, Princess Alera of Hytanica believes that she is being forced into the worst of all possible fates—a marriage to the arrogant and hot-tempered suitor, Steldor. When a mysterious boy from enemy Cokyri appears bearing secrets and an entirely different view of what's appropriate behavior for a young lady, Alera learns that her private desires threaten to destroy the kingdom. When Narian’s shocking past comes to light, Alera finds herself in a shadowy world of palace intrigue and ancient blood feuds, facing an uncertain future with dwindling options—and must learn to decide between right and wrong all alone.

Legacy is a breathtakingly beautiful story about one girl’s struggle to overcome the expectations of a kingdom and find her own happiness. Alera’s struggle, however, is only one thread in the rich tapestry that is this novel. The war between Hytanica and Cokyri sets a phenomenal backdrop to Alera’s story, seeping into every aspect of her life and the lives of those around her.

What's truly remarkable is the way that every character's actions, both past and present, are somehow connected to the war. The complicated web that these connections weave is truly captivating. This is especially true with Narian, out of all of the characters the mystique surrounding him was by far the most intriguing. His entrance into the novel breathed new life into Alera's world and recaptured my attention.

Full of political struggle, duty, legends, brilliant characters and beautiful prose, Legacy will leave readers wanting more. I look forward to reading many more gorgeous novels from Kluver.

4 stars!

If you like this, you may like… The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

2 comments:

  1. Just wanted to thank you so much for doing this review, and again for the interview! I really appreciate it.

    Cayla

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