Reviewed By Aethena Drake
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Ruby and Diego have a complicated past that pulled them apart, but they are destined to be drawn back to each other. The author maintains romantic tension between these two characters for the entire book. I enjoyed watching Diego admire Ruby’s roles as a mother, fighter, healer, and leader. Diego isn’t intimidated by her abilities, and he knows when to let Ruby take charge of the battle. The rest of the cast of characters are equally engaging. I read just enough about Zimm and Zaida in this book to want to read the previous volume that told their story.
In this series, two key points create some interesting conflicts. First, male witches do not have any apparent active powers. Second, the primary contribution that male witches make to the Legacy families is continuing the bloodlines. I appreciate how the author used these points to make parallels to real life societal expectations. Societal expectations in the Legacy world have an impact on the connection between Ruby and Diego that force them to dig a bit deeper into both their family histories. The resulting plot twist kept me turning pages.
Although I had a fairly good impression of the environment for each scene, I would have appreciated more vivid imagery for the action sequences which were harder for me to visualize. Overall the story flowed well. I understood most of the book without having read previous volumes, but I suspect some character backgrounds and plot threads would be easier to grasp and more enjoyable if you read the first three books of the Legacy series. Who doesn’t want the adventure to last longer?
Overall this was an engaging read with interesting characters. I recommend this book if you are looking for an action packed fantasy with tough witches, an adorable toddler, and a dark plot twist.