Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy
Vengeance comes with a price.
The Legacy, #1
Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.
Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.
CONTENT WARNING: Violence, Language (Goodreads)
This is the first book I have read from this author and now I will dive into her other stories and can’t wait for the next book in this series. I hope it comes out soon.
Katie, what an awesome strong female character! I loved her attitude and that she was strong but could still shed tears for her loss. I look forward to seeing how she grows. The group she put together will make a wonderful team, each with strengths and weaknesses. Her friends were a nice addition to the story as well.
Riker, I want to know more about him, he was an interesting character and I think there are many more things to learn about him.
The politics of this vampire story had some of the usual suspects but with some freshness of it’s own. Which in this genre can be difficult, kudos to the author for making it interestingly new, while not making it so confusing that a person can’t figure out all the politics.
I thought it was enlightening to see Katie look at her relationship in light of the new information she got as the story went on. She was almost reminding herself that yes they did have a loving relationship and he did love her, even when he kept secrets. For me I got a sense of that yes Kyle loved her, but it was a bit about what she would become through the prophecy. Not solely for herself. Just a feeling.
While I completely enjoyed this story, there were a few flow problems, not enough to take me out of the story. I believe it was part of the first in a series issue and seemed to even out after the first few chapters.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy, with well written characters that will have room to grow. A female that is interesting, smart, funny, caring and can fight! I’m so excited about this new-to-me series and author. I can’t wait for the next story!