Centaur Legacy

Rated 5.00/5 based on 16 reviews
Camille and Drake find themselves bound for the pasture of Thessaly, looking for the family heirloom that will keep them safe from the head of the Centaur Council.

They are both unaware that Camille's Centaur lineage puts their future at risk. They don't know who to trust or where to hide. Out of all other options, it's time to fight. More

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About Nancy Straight

Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in Moncks Corner, SC with her husband and two children.

About the Series: Touched
A modern take on Greek Mythology. Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

This series follows Camille’s journey in discovering her family, traditions she is neither prepared for nor willing to accept, as well as a show down with the father of the gods himself. The Touched Series is full of laugh out loud moments, suspense, heart-pounding romance and plot twists which are sure to surprise the reader.

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Review by: Jennifer on June 27, 2015 :
This story keeps you flipping pages as fast as you can. Just to find out what happens next. I love Camille she is strong and doesn't take carp from anyone. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: arianne saints on Feb. 19, 2014 :
a feel-good fantasy story about centaurs and human. A delightful read from beginning to end. Hopefully I'll be able to read the next one.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: mandy I Read Indie anderson on Feb. 11, 2014 :
On the run in search of something that up until now has only been heard of in the Greek myths told to them as children, Cami and Drake must make their way to Ireland in search of Hercules' arrow. An arrow and her Great Uncle. Hoping both will give her the protection from her grandmother she so desperately needs. What they discover on this journey is beyond anything Cami thought possible. Greek mythology is coming to life before her very eyes and it may be the only thing able to keep them both alive in the end.

Amazing. This story was simply amazing. If I had to compare this book to another one out there, it would most likely be THE LIGHTNING THIEF. I have yet to read the book but I did see the movie. And this book is like a New Adult version of that. Everything about it came to life when the history of the Centaurs was told. The story captured my attention from the very first book and has yet to release me. Quite sure I don't want it to either. These books are fascinating and I am completely happy to pitch a tent and relax within its words.

If I thought I couldn't love Drake any more than I already did, well, this one proved me wrong on so many levels. Straight was able to write a character that affected me so strongly. My feelings were amped up for him. Especially in the scenes where he was so deeply hurting for Cami and wondering if she would reject him. Ok. That is all I am saying about that. Don't want to step on toes and give stuff away. But if any of you had doubts about his love for Cami...I am here to squash those thoughts. He loves her. That is final.

I am now moving on to book 3, CENTAUR RIVALRY. I have to know what is going to happen as they make their way on this incredible journey. Hell. Is. About. To. Break. Loose. Mark my words.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Merissa Sheppard on Jan. 26, 2014 :
As you may or may not know, I have only recently been sucked into the world of the Centaurs and thoroughly enjoyed Book 1 (Blood Debt). The question for me was what if the first book was the big bang and then the rest of the series was a whimper? Trust me when I say I really shouldn't have worried. The second book is just as good as the first, if not better, as this is the book where we learn even more about the characters and they all become old friends... or as in the case of Zandra, hated enemies! I'm still trying to figure her out because surely no one can be THAT evil, can they? I guess I'll have to wait and see because as of now, she's still horrible!

As for the other characters, Daniel's still around. I'm not sure about him. I want to like him as he is Cami's best friend but he just acts like such an arse at times! Beau makes more of a show in this book so I was very happy with that - and he's still my favourite brother. One of the best things for me though is watching Cami grow. For such a caring and compassionate woman, she sure can be bad-ass when she wants or needs to be. She is exactly what Drake needs as he is still struggling to leave behind some of the Centaur values that really don't make much sense in this day and age.

Like I said, this book goes a bit deeper and you actually get to meet some of the 'myths' of Greek Lore, Harmonia and Zeus to be precise. This was simply nectar from the Gods for a history freak like me.

There is a twist in the end of this tale which you may or may not see coming. I didn't but then I happily sit back and let the book take me on a journey. Loved this book and I'm already on Book 3 (review to follow too). Absolutely fantastic and definitely recommended
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: T.E. Ridener on June 6, 2013 : (no rating)
I loved this series so much and Ms Straight was kind enough to gift me coupons to read the next two books in her series. I'm obsessed, I'll admit, but can we please just talk about Daniel Gaskins? I'm fully team Daniel. He's a great character and I found myself rooting for him more than anyone else.

You can tell that with each book, the story is getting darker. We're marching towards a battle between some of the fiercest, most beautiful creatures that have never earned enough credit in the history of novels. You will be excited, you'll be scared, and you might even cry a few times when you read this book. Nancy Straight is a genius.

I'm still a #1 fan of Drake and Camille, still hating Zandra--but I LOVE DANIEL!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Maghon Thomas on Jan. 11, 2013 :
WOW!!! Ms Nancy has blown me away again!! There is so much going on as this wonderful story continues! It's a beautiful, yet slightly darker story than book one. Poor Camille, it seems like everyone just wants something from her... And all of those "something's" are pretty much lethal to her. I mean, this is crazy the amount of hardships this poor girl has to go to. And yet, she's my hero!! She's beautiful and strong, and smart, and when most people would give up she sticks to her guns!

Lets tall plot for a moment! What a wonderful way this story is unfolding! And the action has definitely been amped up! Major high five to that :) this is a great way to take an easy story and make it into a web of complexity that you're dying to know how to untangle yourself from. There is a lovely set of characters that have you falling in love with them or seriously wanting to murder a fictional character. Each one of them has me completely invested in wanting to know how each one's life will play out!

I wanna talk about Drake for a second. In book one, Camille got a whole lot of the bad, and she has even more in this one, but man... Drake got some serious tests in this book. And with his new "self" I'm dying to know where Ms Nancy is going to take me with this one! And Beau is I think my favorite brother, at least so far. He is so much more laid back than everyone else and I'm so glad he got the ending he got! I literally did fist pumps and cheered :) it's so so cute!!! But I kinda want to majorly punch Cami's dad Will... If their rules are so hell bent on protecting the Centurides, why is it that every time Cami's in trouble, he pretty much sits on his thumbs! Grow a pair daddy!! Sorry I had to get that out :)

The writing is elegantly magnificent! This serious has touched my heart and it's all because Ms Nancy is a wonderful writer! There's so many captivating scenes, especially with all the traveling. And it's hard to write multiple POVs that make sense but it's flawless here. I'm actually liking all the differences. It gives you so much insight to the story line that you don't get with only one POV. All in all, there isn't much more to say except I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! 5 TOTALLY HOT PAWS!! I really need book 3, and hopefully I won't have to wait too long!
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
Review by: Cat T on Dec. 15, 2012 :
So what is in this book? Centaurs, magic, romance, all the characters you know and love (or hate *coughZandracough*), new characters, gods/goddesses, an entire history of Centaurs, Centaur politics, a bit of mystery, betrayal, and so much more. I only found one editing error (maybe) and because I was so engrossed with the book, I refused to stop to write it down...whoops.

Although I didn't have any problems with it, in the last book others complained that it was confusing when the POV changed. Ms. Straight has definitely listened and has fixed that problem by clearly labeling who was narrating and even where this character was. Beyond making it clear who was talking, it really helps the reader as there are multiple locations worldwide that the characters travel to. The scope of this book has definitely grown, and that exactly what I wanted to see happen. You also get to hear the story from other perspectives this time, and minor characters from the first book become more important. I hope this trend continues as the story lines get added and the web gets more complicated because I do love the entire Strayer family. My biggest concern with this book was that all the narration sounds very similar. I would (and still) think that depending on the background of each character, their vocabulary, tone, etc would be different (this pertains mainly to Zandra).

I honestly couldn't help myself; after downloading the book I started reading it right away and finished it that night. No matter what I did to distract myself, I kept thinking of what was happening with Cami, Drake, Beau, and all the other characters. Unfortunately that means I have even longer to wait between this book and the next, yet to-be-named, 3rd book in the series. Oh well, it is definitely worth it!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: sam morris on Dec. 13, 2012 :
Put it this way i think my boyfriend was ready to smash my kindle by midnight, he couldnt get any sense out of me what so ever i was that engrossed in the story.Alot developes in centaurs legacy the characters grow and u get to know them better and love them even more .I think Beau has got to be my favorite Strayer as well as Cami and you get to know him alot better in this book seeing from his perspective which i really liked.Cami's and Drake's love is put to the test and they have a few hurdles and sacrifices to get through,put it this way i was not expecting what did happen but loved the way this book unraveled.Nancy is a fantastic author and knows i love her books thanx Nancy this was a brilliant second installement to the Touched series i am looking forward to where book 3 will take us in Cami's and Drakes adventure and where there future will lead.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Courtney Robichaux on Dec. 12, 2012 :
I could not put this book down!!! I really don't think my review will do it justice but I'll try. It is an amazing sequel to Blood Debt! I'm so glad Cami finally realized her gifts and is becoming such a strong girl and Centauride. She really grew a lot in this book. She's more sure of herself and of her love for Drake. You can just feel the love between them radiating off the page. Oh and I'm very happy for Beau! I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but he's so sweet and my heart melted a little. I like that we'll get to learn a little more about each of her brothers in the next few books. I also missed Gage and Bianca but I'm glad they'll be a lot more involved in the next book, too.

This book had a ton of action and answered many of my questions from Blood Debt. I felt so many things while reading: excitement, nervousness, frustration, anger, joy, hope, and contentment. It was a mix of emotions but overall, I'm just so happy to have read this book and to know that the story will continue next year!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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