I am overwhelmingly ashamed that Legacy by Cayla Kluver has been available for so long, and I had no idea! Seriously, it's just been sitting out there for a couple of years, and I could have been loving it all this time. Thank goodness I found it now. In all honesty, it was the perfect time for me to find Legacy because, to me, it is somewhat similar to The Girl of Fire of Thorns (check out my review here), which I adore. It was very nice to find a series that gives me the same vibe since I will be waiting for the next Girl of Fire and Thorns for quite some time.
In Legacy, Alera, Crown Princess of Hytancia, has reached the age at which she is expected to marry. The biggest problem with this is that there is no one Alera would like to spend her life with. Unfortunately, Alera's father the king, has other plans. He has selected the captain of the guard's son to be Alera's husband and consequently, his successor. Steldor, is amazingly attractive, strong, capable, and according to Alera, repulsive. Alera seems to be the only girl in the kingdom to feel this way. The king, does not take her feelings to heart, though.
As if this were not enough, Hytancia's dark past has returned. The long dormant enemies, the Cokyri have resurfaced. The Cokyri and Hytancians were in a vicious war sixteen years ago. This included the abduction of 48 infant boys. All of those bodies were returned except one. This bizarre happening remained a mystery. That is until the boy returned. Narian brings with him the mystery of the enemy as well as himself. Alera is drawn to this intriguing stranger. But, would her father ever agree to such a union?
Oh, my! This is a great book. I would certainly recommend it highly, particularly if you are a fan of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. While everyone may not agree that these books are similar, they certainly give me the same feeling of excitement and adventure set in the beautiful time of kings and queens. Love. I am excited to read Allegiance and Sacrifice!