Su di lui incombe infatti una terribile profezia che lo condanna a distruggere il regno di Hytanica e a spezzare il cuore di Alera, per sempre. E la guerra divampa cruenta, lasciando Hytanica in fiamme e la regina in lacrime. Matrimonio voluto dal precedente Re, appare fin da subito una sorta di gabbia, seppur dorata, per Alera, innamorata di Narian, e per Steldor, da sempre innamorato della bella Alera. Alera mal accetta il tono di comando e di sbeffeggio di Steldor e questi, invece, non riesce ad avere mai la meglio sulla giovane e testarda moglie. Loro si scoprono, avvicinano e cacciano continuamente, in una lenta e pericolosa danza fratta di piccole vittorie e seccanti sconfitte. Non mi sarei mai incontrata in segreto con Narian, se mi avessi dato la speranza di poterlo accettare.
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Start your review of Legacy Legacy, 1 Write a review Shelves: ya-fantasy , did-not-finish , bleh , arc-galley , could-have-been-better , fluff-fluffy-fluffest , jeez-they-ll-publish-anything , dont-read-if-you-value-your-sanity [image error] So I woke up this morning, and I used a red rubberband to tie up my brown hair with gold highlights. Then I made my bed by folding my quilt, and squaring the corners. After that, I squeezed my fresh, minty-smelling green toothpaste onto my blue-and-white toothbrush and brushed my teeth.
Then I went into the kitchen where I used my favourite 1 litre saucepan to make tea. I brewed my tea for about two minutes before straining it and adding milk. Then I added sugar and drank my tea [image error] So I woke up this morning, and I used a red rubberband to tie up my brown hair with gold highlights. Then I added sugar and drank my tea slowly, flicking through the morning paper. I was wearing blue and yellow striped pajamas, and pink bunny slippers.
Cayla Kluver is a debut author with little to no experience, and it shows. For some unfathomable reason, Harlequin Teen appears to have picked up a self-pubbed teen author and given her a book contract, subsequently releasing an ARC, all without ever editing the book!!!
This is very clearly a book written by a novice, and one that has never been edited. Why, oh why, would you put it out into the world? So, the story. To be honest, I read about a quarter of the book and then just sort of skimmed. Nothing I read later led me to believe the book got any better, so I feel no guilt about my speed-reading. As a Princess she is taught to wander around the palace aimlessly for the most part, occassionally relieving the tedium by attending birthday and tea parties.
Then an enemy from the neighbouring kingdom of Cokyria attacks her, and suddenly she discovers that- yes! The End. The writing. Oh the poor words, they were writhing in pain on the page, overflowing with abundant sorrow.
Like every rookie, Kluver feels the need to describe Every. Of course, this is not necessarily a failure unique to rookies. For example, no one ever walks from the ballroom to the garden, oh no! Then they go through the gates guarded by two Palace Guards, who announce them to the other palace guards in the garden, and finally you are out in the garden, filled with the scent of jasmine and rose.
The characters are flat and uni-dimensional, for the most part. The plot has more holes that Swiss cheese. Firstly, there is a completely unnecessary prologue that sort of smacks you in the face with all the info required to read the book.
Forget working the backstory into the plot, you can just dump it all into two pages of prologue- easy peasy! Also, stupid and pretty selfish. The language is stilted and unnatural, struggling to balance an archaic turn of phrase with relatably-modern idioms. Someday, with time, and effort and maturity, this will be a book worthy of being published. As it stands, it is obviously the product of a young, unformed mind with neither the technical skills nor the life experience required to write a largely palatable book.
The Legacy Series .::. Cayla Kluver
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