A hundred years after the world was devastated by the bat fever virus, the UK is a country of agricultural communities where motherhood is seen as the ideal state for a woman, new beliefs have taken over from old religions, and the city of Blackthorn casts a threatening shadow over the north of England. Legacy travels back in time to link up with the characters from Tipping Point, Lindisfarne and UK2.
Seventeen-year-old Bree feels stifled by the restrictions of her village community, but finds a kindred spirit in Silas, a lone traveller searching for his roots. She, too, is looking for answers: the truth behind the mysterious death, forty years earlier, of her grandmother.
In 2050, Phoenix Northam’s one wish is to follow in the footsteps of his father, a great leader respected by all who knew him―or so his mother tells him.
In 2029, on a Danish island, Lottie is homesick for Lindisfarne; two years earlier, Alex Verlander and the kingpins of the Renova group believe they have escaped the second outbreak of bat fever just in time…
Book #4 of the Project Renova series rebuilds a broken country with no central government or law, where life is dangerous and people can simply disappear … but the post-Fall world is also one of possibility, of freedom and hope for the future.
Most of us have read books and, upon reaching the end, wondered what happened to the characters beyond the scope of that novel. What about the rest of their lives? Did they live happily ever after? Have children? If so, what happened to them? I was ecstatic to learn that Legacy provides those answers.
I’m not an overly emotional person, but this book gave me the feels in certain parts. After spending time with many of these characters through three books, they almost feel like family, and I was anxious to learn what happened to them. Some got their happily ever after, others didn’t, and a few got what they had coming to them, but when you’re living in a post-apocalyptic society, not everything is sunshine and roses. With new characters, I enjoyed making those connections in the family tree, and learning which branch they came from.
The time jumps allowing the reader to see characters’ fates, connections, and the progress in rebuilding society are done so well, and aren’t at all confusing. I loved seeing how actions taken by some characters affected the lives of so many 100 years later.
This has been a compelling series with superb characterization, and I was thrilled to read in the author notes that she’s considering spin-offs featuring some characters. If you’re a fan of gritty, post-apocalyptic stories that don’t pull punches, add this to your TBR.
I received an ARC from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.