Featured Review: Legacy (Jesikah Sundin)
About This Book:
She is from the past, locked inside a world within a world.
He is from the future, haunted by her death.
A sensible young nobleman and his fiery sister live in an experimental medieval village. Sealed inside this biodome since infancy, Leaf and Willow have been groomed by The Code to build a sustainable world, one devoid of Outsider interference. One that believes death will give way to life.
All is ideal until their father bequeaths a family secret with his dying breath, placing an invisible crown of power on Leaf's head. Now everyone in their quiet town is suspect. Risking banishment, the siblings search for clues, leading them to Fillion Nichols, an Outsider with a shocking connection to their family. Their encounter launches Fillion into battle with his turbulent past as he rushes to decode the many secrets that bind their future together--a necessity if they are all to survive.
Cultures clash in an unforgettable quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.
Are you ready to discover what is real?
*Review Contributed By Linda Higgins Staff Reviewer*
A unique dystopian, science fiction world.
Leaf and Oaklee live in a medieval style, self-sustaining, community within a biodome called New Eden. Cut off from the real world, they’re part of an experiment to see if people could live on Mars without technology and in isolation. Its occupants are LARPers (Live Action Role Players) living in a world where the creator of New Eden, guides their every move. When Leaf and Oaklee learn their father’s death may have been at the hands of someone in their community they’re forced to confront the fact their life may not be idyllic as they thought.
Fillion is a hacker who lives in a world obsessed with technology and dying from pollution, a stark contrast to the world inside the biodome. His father is the founder of New Eden, and he hates everything his father represents. With his world set to collide with Leaf and Oaklee’s he discovers he may not be as in control as his own life as he’d imagined.
What I loved:
The unique concept of the story is what drew me in and kept me reading. The depth of the world building really set the scene and I enjoyed learning about how it all worked.
What was just okay:
While it was beautifully written, the story was slow paced and sometimes it took a long time to get to a point where something interesting was happening.
Full of great world building, interesting characters, betrayal, romance, and mystery, this was a great start to an interesting and original series.