Book two of the Legends of the Tri-Gard, this one picks up right were book one stopped. I have physical copies of these books, and I recommend, if interested, messaging the authors. I believe that if you contact the authors more of the money goes to them if they send it to you, over buying it on Amazon (Self published author stuff). Happy Reading!
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That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Legacy of Light by Michelle Bryan & M. Lynn
Synopsis From The Book
That is your curse.
The seer’s words were coming true, but Trystan Renauld refused to fulfill the prophecy.
It would not control him.
Death: The people of his kingdom were falling quickly.
Sacrifice: He’d lost the only brother he’d ever hand.
Betrayal: The sharp sting of his friend’s sword would burn more than just his flesh.
But it wasn’t over
The Tri-Gard was within his grasp.
If he had and hope of restoring magic to the land., he’d need to claim what was rightfully his and journey straight into the dangers of Dreach-Dhoun.
Only when he faced the darkness would he bring light back to his kingdom.
Short Synopsis By Me
Rissa and Trystan have lost what was most important to them: not one, but two members of their family. Both must cope, and regain their footing in the destinies that lay before them. For Trystan this means the path of the King. For Rissa this means the path of vengeance. Only they have not lost two, for Davi still lives in the court of his birth. His memories have been erased and filled with fake ones as his father, King Calis, tries to use him. Trystan and Rissa refuse to give up on the Tri-Gard, but can they save more than just the magic of their kingdom?
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
Book two of the Tri-Gard series. When it comes to whether I am more excited for this book or the Rapunzel series, I would have to say this series tops out. I got these two books in the mail earlier than Golden Chains and Golden Crown, but I am reading them after. Honestly it may take me a moment to distinguish the characters (which is a good thing I already wrote the review for book one. Will probably reread that). I’m excited to see how this turns out. I just hope the reveal from book one is… thoroughly explained.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
To say I expected the ending, would be a lie. This is a good thing. I am happy I didn’t expect the ending. I thought it would go a different route than it did, and I am very pleased. I want to know more about how King Calis (evil king) has been pulling the strings. I hate how Davi’s thoughts of King Marcus (Now dead father of Trystan and Rissa) are messed up. Your blood might be Calis, Davi, but your father is Marcus! I don’t expect for Davi to get all his memories back, as it is right now, and I’m okay with that. It’ll be an interesting development on his character.
Trystan and Rissa have to deal with the aftermath of Davi’s death and find their way to the only home that will take them as refugees. After escaping with their lives (when Alixa’s father attacks) they discover themselves to be claimed dead, along with the news that their father is dead. Trystan is now the King and Rissa and he must take back his throne. Meanwhile, Davi is struggling to survive and remember who he is. Without fifteen years worth of memory, he can only believe what people tell him and the false memories that are implanted into his mind. Davi learns to use, not only, his magic, but his position as a prince of Dreach-Dhoun. After reclaiming his throne, Trystan travels to Dreach-Dhoun to retrieve the last member of the Tri-Gard, and ends up retrieving Davi as well.
What I Liked:
The parts in Dreach-Dhoun; Getting to see the second country and how it is falling apart under King Calis’ rule is fascinating. I want to know more on how magic, and their politics have ruined them to be honest.
Rissa; Now this is interesting to me, because at the start of the book I would have torn her apart for irritating me to no end but as the book progressed I was able to see the girl I loved come back through her grief. Personally I didn’t like how she reacted like she was the only one who was suffering after Davi’s death, but she snapped out of that fast. I love her.
Trystan; Poor Trystan who has so much he has to do and become despite not wanting any of it. He knew he would be king one day but not one day so soon. I always have a soft spot for the royals who have to become King or Queen far too soon.
Davi; In general I’ve always loved him, but his progression without memories was brilliant to watch. I can not wait for the conflict of memories to strike in book three. Its the drama I need from his character.
The war has progressed well.
I still like the prophecy.
The magic hasn’t changed, or really been expanded on. However, everyone can use magic now so book three will really determine if I like the system or not.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
Still wish there was more on the language that they speak.
I wish there was a bit more on the cultural differences of the different locations.
Who lets their King, without an heir mind you, and princess, who would be next in line, to go to the enemy country? No one, that’s who. Why did this kingdom allow it? I don’t know if I’ll truly ever understand.
Shameless request: King Marcus to not have died in book one and to be alive in book two, having faked his death somehow. I just want the children to be happy.
Why You Should Read:
Its a good continuation of book 1 and in many ways I liked it better than book one. I liked how it expanded on the world, and the characters. I like how the drama flowed. If you have read book one and were hesitant about book two, I do recommend.
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