Publisher: Iceni Publishing
Series: The Graces #1
For hundreds of years, the Vaians waited for revenge. It was deserved. Many of their kind were killed when mankind drove them out hundreds of years ago.
The Vaians don't just want their land back, though. They will spill blood, and take souls, to get what they want.
One of their own kind, Haelyn, knew what the Vaians were like, and what they wanted. Pregnant, she escaped, desperate to give her child the kind of life she knew she could never have. With the help of Idirin, her bodyguard, she left the Vaian lands. Soon after, she died. Vaians cannot simply leave their lives behind. Haelyn knew this; she sacrificed herself, so that her daughter would not be brought up in her world of bitter isolation.
Twenty years after Haelyn's death, the Vaians returned. Idirin had promised himself he would be ready for them. He was not.
Join him in his desperate quest to save the life of Haelyn's daughter, before her estranged father can kill her. Join Idirin's headstrong daughter, Arroryn, a thief with a reputation and the willpower to match it. Together, as the only influential fae left in human lands, they have to unite the races against a threat that many believed had died in to legend.
Under the apathetic rule of the unscrupulous King Ryn, a man blinded by greed and ignorant of his sons' feuds, the final battle between the Vaians and mankind will begin. Legacy of Darkness introduces the reader to this world, and to the struggle Arroryn and Idirin face.
They have to stay alive. Otherwise their souls, and the souls of all mankind, are doomed.
Threneidir is a heck of a bad guy. He was true to being the snake in the grass, even though at first I wondered if it were just rumors that gave the Vaian their reputation. I really enjoyed watching him unfold in the court and his influence on those around him.
There was a lot of thought put into the world building which was fascinating, for me.
The political intrigue surrounding the story could be a bit daunting at times, and stuttered the pacing for me. I did like the relationship between the princes and how it comes to a head and they have to make some big choices about each other and their futures. I also found the relationships within the thieves guild to be fun and entertaining. The camaraderie between the people in the guild was unwavering and was deeply felt whenever they were clustered in a group.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Her fantasy fiction influences are Tolkien, Katharine Kerr, Terry Goodkind and Terry Pratchett, with the latter two being enjoyed in multiple languages. She loves football, cycling, writing, reading, anime and all things computer.
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