Title: Legacy of Ash
Author: Matthew Ward
Publisher: Orbit Books
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.
Thank you to Miss Nazia of Orbit Books for sending me a gorgeous copy of Legacy of Ash. My review and opinion are plainly on my own.
A debut novel that everyone shouldn’t miss to read.
I’m not a huge fan and use to read high fantasy and chunky book. With this situation, I’m honestly not surprised that I did DNF the book at first. I had a hard time understanding and grasping the things that high fantasy has. I was confused with the multiple POVs and characters. I know that it is usual for high fantasy books. I didn’t regret that I DNF it at first and decided to continue reading it. It was the BEST decision that I made.
Continuing the story for the second time, I realized how impressive the writing is, how intricate and complex the world-building is. I love the way it makes the readers amazed with how Matthew wrote the story.
The story will keep you imagine and think about what is happening and what will happen. It makes you grip your chair and punch someone when something happened to your favorite characters.
We all know that it is normal to have too many characters in fantasy. Normal that is it still normal that you forgot someone? That engrossed that you will smile and said “oh yes, we have this character, and remembers them,” every time they will appear again. I like how the characters banter that it made me see the reasons why I love them.
Plot-wise, I honestly say the Legacy of Ash is the type of story that everyone will love. Love in a way that they will not have second thoughts to reread and love it again for the second time.
It may not be the best fantasy book for everyone, but I can say that it is one of the best books in the genre of fantasy. It is something that any person will easily forget. It is the book that will remain in the minds of readers and the book that readers will enjoy and love.
Love and recommend it to everyone. Can’t wait for what’s next in the story.
4 out of 5 stars