In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with despair.
When the palace guard captures and intruder—a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom’s greatest enemy—Alera is alarmed…and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.
In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won’t be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.
Legacy is a five hearts novel written by Cayla Kluver at the age of Fifteen. Yes, you’re eyes are not playing tricks on you, I said Fifteen…15. She was a high school student with high school commitments and all.
Legacy is an enchanting princess tale. It’s charming and intoxicating. Cayla Kluver’s ability to captivate her victims – us avid readers– into a world full of love, loss, gain, and war is brilliant.
I feared the number placed on the bottom of the last page of Legacy, 496 pages! Little did I know that I will be turning the pages non-stop. I was entrapped in a historical world full of innocent love, engagement dilemma’s, and honoring royal duty.
My favorite character was London. Alera’s (MC) life long bodyguard. I loved his witty attitude, his charm and his nobility.
The main character Alera, seemed like an average girl who happened to be a princess, and had to become a queen at the age of eighteen. To become the queen came with a price. Marrying the arrogant and self absorbed Steldor. I found his character to be annoying in a novel fulfilling way. Which hit the spot perfectly in Legacy.
What I loved about this book and what surprised me was that Alera’s love interest –Narian– was a year younger than her. Even though his persona and attitude proved otherwise but it was necessary to create a problematic situation for Alera to marry –otherwise make king– a sixteen year old boy.
This book eneded with a clifhanger, a dramatic one. I am curious to see how the story develops but I am also afraid of what the events in the next book might hold .
I strongly recommend this book to young historical fiction writers because it’s inspirational.