June 28, 2020

#BookReview: Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy, #1) by Matthew Ward @thetowerofstars






Synopsis: Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut--an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.

Josiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion.

And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.

As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory -- if it comes at all -- will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.
 


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Rating: ★★★★
My Review: This fantasy was fabulous!! This epic fantasy should be turned into a movie stat!! I did not do anything but finish this title and man was it worth it!! I loved the characters and the plot and it was just a perfect blend of story and characters! I need more!! 









Review

"Ward has created a novel with such intention and craftsmanship that it brings back that feeling of excitement fantasy readers felt when discovering masters like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis."―Shelf Awareness

"Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut."―James Islington

"A hugely entertaining debut."―John Gwynne

"As intricate as a precision-engineered watch; as surprising as a precision-engineered watch with a concealed face-stabbing mechanism."―Gareth Hanrahan

"Expertly interspersing vivid action sequences with quiet, introspective stretches, Ward guides readers and characters alike through this winding, well-crafted saga. The result is an impressive series opener."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Epic fantasy as it should be: big, bold and very addictive."―Starburst

"An incredibly impressive piece of fantasy fiction."―The Fantasy Inn

"This is the first epic fantasy book I've enjoying getting immersed in for ages . . . a great romp in a brilliantly realized setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing what I pick up every moment I can get."―SFFWorld

"A perfect blend of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom."―FanFi Addict

About the Author

Broken from a young age thanks to early exposure to the fictional worlds of Doctor WhoThe Box of Delights and Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood, Matthew has frequently been accused of living in worlds of his own in the years since. That being the case, writing them down for others to visit seemed the way to go. 

When not wandering the dark reaches of the London Underground in search of otherworldly doors - which he insists are there, thank you very much - Matthew lives near Nottingham with his extremely-patient wife and several attention-seeking cats.









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