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  • Legacy of Ash
  • Matthew Ward
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  • 22 February 2019
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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Matthew Ward Matthew Ward õ 4 Free download Legacy of Ash Free download ´ 104 Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut an epic tale of intrigue and revolution soldiers and assassins ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires A shadow has fallen over the Tressian RepublicRuling families once protectors of justice and democracy now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives Blinded by ambition they remain heedless of. Achievement unlocked This is the 100th ARCReview Copy I ve read and reviewed Review Copy provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review Legacy of Ash is an epic fantasy debut aptly designed for well seasoned epic fantasy readers and I wouldn t recommend newcomers to the genre starting to start their epic fantasy adventure hereWe all know how it goes if it s an epic fantasy debut the particular book will immediately be advertised as A Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones meets insert another authorseriesbook here and Legacy of Ash isn t excluded from that tradition As much as I often find this kind of advertisement misleading most of the time Legacy of Ash may have just done justice to this often misleading claim Legacy of Ash is an epic fantasy debut with many characters and names to remember imbued with the hint of huge scope found in A Song of Ice and Fire and action seuences that bear a resemblance to Bernard Cornwell s The Tyrant ueen s reign is done but vigilance remains For just as the shadows are strongest on the brightest of days we are never imperiled than when we think ourselves safe Have you ever heard the argument that prologue sucked and unnecessary I won t lie it s an opinion that I can t understand or maybe I m just lucky because I haven t found any prologue that ends up becoming unnecessary to the main story Prologues have the capability to set the tone background and premise of what s to come in the main story and Legacy of Ash the first book in The Legacy Trilogy by Matthew Ward did this wonderfully it begins with a prologue that s integral to the main conflicts that start fifteen years after the prologue The main story in Legacy of Ash follows the dispute between the two factions Tressia and the Southerner The bad blood and hatred running between the two factions have been going on for than a decade and the chances of reconciliation are close to non existence In the midst of their confrontation with each other there s a threat of an upcoming invasion from another different faction the Hadari Empire The characters in both factions have to come up with a solution to resolve their problems or they risk being obliterated by the Hadari That s the premise of the first half of the novel the second half took on a different direction that s very heavy on politics Legacy of Ash is a huge debut it s almost 800 pages long and the two main story arcs honestly made the book felt like two books combined into one omnibus The themes of overcoming friendship family loyalties overcoming prejudice and finding freedom were strongly apparent throughout the narrative the characters magnified the effectiveness of these themes greatly It s a big world Lose yourself in it I ve learnt that it s always better to do something than nothing Even if it means you re following the wrong course How else will you find out where the proper course lies Legacy of Ash has a large cast of characters to follow and Ward did an incredible job in showing the perspective from each character I loved that although some of the characters belong in the same faction their respective personalities background and moral dilemma caused a division or unity The main characters were well written Viktor Akadra was my favorite character from the book but what I found to be praiseworthy about this book was how Ward made sure that every single character including the side characters ended up becoming important to the overarching storyline Treasure your family Malachi No one is poorer than a man who knows his wealth only when it s lost Unfortunately I have to admit that the characters took a long time 200 pages for me to memorized and feel invested in without looking at the drammatis personae As expected of an epic fantasy there are a lot of names not just characters to remember here but I felt like they re delivered to the readers too rapidly that it made the names harder to stick Plus Ward s storytelling style occasionally switches between using first last name and nickname of each character that it gets even harder for them to be easily recognizable For example Revekah Halvor is called Revekah in one paragraph and she s instantly called Halvor in the next and then back to being called Revekah again Another example the name of the divinities Ashana the Hadari Goddess of the Moon is known as Lunastra in Tressia and Lumestra Tressian Goddess of the Sun is known as Astarra in the Hadari Empire This style done for many characters repeatedly gets confusing easily The rough beginnings with the names aside my investment for the majority of the characters were definitely there Legacy of Ash has no shortage of well written flawed characters The characters and relationship developments between the cast felt believable Also I would like to add that Ward writes great female characters Have I mentioned that Ward has written one of the most despicable in a good way for the story evil ueen to ever exist on a fantasy book Seriously watch out for Ebigal Kiradin She s utterly abhorrent selfish and manipulative she pretty much made Cersei Lannister virtuous in comparison And I love it Ebigal made the politics in the book so much engaging and intense and she has the role of becoming a huge driving factor in the second half of the book The irony of order is that it foments indiscipline In seeking to control all we survey we invite anarchy The world building was intricate and I loved how Ward has interwoven the myth and history of the world into the current conflicts that the characters faced The magic was lethal and it still has room for explorations in the seuels I ve mentioned that Ward writes battle scenes that are similar to Bernard Cornwell s style at the beginning of my review and this notion was first proven in the big action seuences that happened halfway into the book it closed the first half of the story terrifically Both the characterizations and setup in the first half played a significant role in making the almost hundred pages long war scenes intense vivid and unputdownable Honestly the battle that occurred in the middle section has all the potential of becoming a final concluding chapter of a particular book Ward did this twice Ward closed the second half with another huge battle scenes that are brimming with tension and high stakes It s myth One step removed from story And stories have only the power you give them It does no harm to listen As much as I would LOVE to recommend this debut to every fantasy reader I think it would be beneficial for the book itself that it falls into the hands of readers who are clearly devout epic fantasy readers Immensely remarkable and huge in scope Ward concluded Legacy of Ash on a high note making his debut a definite must try for epic fantasy enthusiasts I seriously have no idea where the story will go from here the book felt like a large standalone with almost every plot thread finished already but I m intrigued to find out about what Ward left in store in his visionYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Matthew Ward Matthew Ward õ 4 Free download Legacy of Ash Free download ´ 104 The threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire Yet as Tressia falls heroes riseViktor Akadra is the Republic's champion A warrior without eual he hides a secret that would see him burned as a hereticJosiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy A political prisoner he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellionAnd yet Calenne Trelan Josiri's sister see. Fantasy doesn t get any legendary or epic than Ward s Legacy of Ash You want ancient kingdoms doing battle You got it You want heroes and heroines in rebellion against the boot of the oppressors Here it is You want magical powers so dark so mysterious so twisted You can barely comprehend its limits You found itThe payoff in terms of a satisfying epic adventure is magnificent However patience must be counseled on the treacherous journey The cinder block referred to as a novel is near eight hundred pages And it is filled with so many characters and subplots and twists that it s hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard Think of it as the lengthy setup on the chessboard before all the action starts Bear with it because it will all make sense eventually and you ll be thunderstruck at how uickly the pages turn and how little sleep you ll get In terms of worldbuilding Legacy of Ash dies a great job without ever fully spelling out the past histories of either the Republic or the Empire or the rebellious provinces Even mysterious is all the magic both dark and light magic and how fully the purveyors of magic are twisted and bent to the darkness Who controls whom and how ancient are the powers And who are the crows and crowmarketAnd the Kraikens are among the most mysterious things in the novel man made behemoths or siege engines imbued with magic They seem in some sense out of place here The characters are not only numerous but are complex with ever changing motives and loyalties Don t think you know how all the forces are arrayed and to whom loyalty is owed on the everchanging chessboard Here pretty much all the main characters are classic flawed heroes who are blinded by grudges by the burdens of the past by hubris and by delving deep into forces they cannot begin to comprehend Viktor is of course the invincible warrior but he slew the Phoenix the hope of the South and it s a burden he can never relinuish He is also far than the classic swordsman as he bears than just guilt but a shadow that threatens to envelop him Josiri and Calenne are no less complex mere children in the opening prologue and forever haunted by their mother s legacy Can they live up to Katya s legend or are they imprisoned by it and unable to break free Will they mature enough to become the leaders their people need them to be

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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Matthew Ward Matthew Ward õ 4 Free download Legacy of Ash Free download ´ 104 Ks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family nameAs war spreads across the Republic these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside And victory if it comes at all will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagine. My thanks to Orbit Books Netgalley and the Author Matthew Ward I have a love for Epic Fantasy and Grimdark Because I love it so hard I don t read too much of it and when I do I m exceedingly picky This was Epic Fantasy at its finest I m truly amazed by now much I loved this first book It had a large cast of characters but not so many that you end up wondering who is who I loved the characters mostly I especially loved the magics Both dark and light and am looking forward to seeing Also this first book of the trilogy had a solid ending I was satisfied and can t wait for the next 2 books I could wish my life away with all the wishing I do Right now I m wishing it was November 2020 That s when book 2 is published


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