Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles

Rated 4.32/5 based on 28 reviews
Katrina Blake is an immortal, she just doesn’t know it yet. She is a balancer, and she’s about to discover this news in the most mind-blowing way imaginable. In the pages of her ancestor’s journal, lie the answers to questions which have confounded her for years and, the beginnings of a relationship which will alter the course of her life forever. More

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About Chris Adonn

I want to write. I want to lose myself in compelling narratives and adventures as they unfold in my mind and spill onto pages which will invariably result in a book by the time I am done.
Writing started for me as a way to pass the time whenever I ran out of reading material or wanted to get rid of excess creative energy (I was an artist specializing in the painting medium (still am).
Before I knew it, I was in love with the new freedom I could find only by putting pen to paper (or rather, fingers to a key-board). I wanted to delineate the characters I had dreamed into existence on a two dimensional surface with 3D fluidity.
I have no idea if I have succeeded in this initial feat, but now I mainly long to see where they will take me to next.
Of course I want much more than that as writing the story is only the first step for me. I want to present my books to the world in a fashion that captures the market for which they were intended. I want intrepid readers to meet the characters I have fallen in love with and perhaps, fall in love with them too.

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Review by: rhonda laney on March 26, 2012 :
Legacy- Book One of the Balancer by chris adonn
This is mostly told in a book about James life through the decades to Kat his future relative. James tells her a lot about different spieces of the supernatural world that he comes into contact with.
The only real problem I had with the book it was too long for me I was ready for this book to be done with a lot sooner. Plus I ended up crying in a few places!
James explains his normal life than to go on as he discovers that he is a Balancer and the different powers he has. What he learns to do and how he feels about certain people in his life.
Wolf is his friend and who teaches him a lot about being a balancer and how the two of them are different from other ones like themselves.
Another good friend is a vampire Bas.
He also tells about his two different familys and what happens to them.
Because James lives long lives their is a lot to tell. It is really easy to read and follow along in the book.
I would read more from Chris in the future. I was given this book from librarything in exchange of honest reviews.
2011 PUB
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Miller on Nov. 06, 2011 :
I must admit that I was excited to read this story. An explanation as to all the different types of supernatural beings but what I found instead was a history on a person. Not to saw this is not a bad story but instead of talking about his life as a balancer it gave more history of his family. Story is told via a diary and writen to James Butles's (Youngman's) great, great, etc granddaughter who has now becomae a balancer like him. It does give some description of the creatures he had fought but I didnt feel it was enough. The book is more of a history of the family lineage rather than what the main character Kat's life would be now that she was a balancer like the auther of the diary. I would like to read part two of these chronicles to see where they are going. All in all it wasn'yt a bad way to spend the day in the sun.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: librarypatron on July 30, 2011 :
I felt Legacy had great potential and I was anxious to see how the author would develop the story after reading The Eyes that See. Chris Adonn had some great ideas and I really like the concept of Balancers but I was disappointed. I found the story dragged, was unnecessarily long and could have used some editing. I found the characters weren’t properly developed and I had some difficulty connecting to them. This is just the beginning however and I’m sure future books will be improve.
(reviewed 67 days after purchase)

Review by: Madame Diotte on July 19, 2011 :
The main thing that kept me from enjoying this story to its fullest was the fact that there were numerous spelling errors throughout the novel. However, despite that, I did enjoy the story. Some sections were a bit too slow and long-winded, but overall it was a pleasant read.
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)

Review by: Louise Wilson on July 10, 2011 :
This is a very different idea for a book and I enjoyed it. It's nice to read something completely different than the usual fantasy stories floating around at the moment. The synopsis grabbed my attention immediately and I found the characters very likeable, although it would have been nice to have more of Wolfang towards the end of the book. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
The only negative comments I have (and this is why 4 stars were awarded instead of 5) was that at times the story dragged and most importantly the language wasn't quite right. James has been alive for hundredsof years but wrote like he was born a mere 20 years ago. Also, the dialogue between James and other characters going back to the 1700's was not accurate of that time frame and too much slang was used. I think if the author can 'fix' this, then it may be worthy of 5 stars.
Would seriously recommend this book.
(reviewed 57 days after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Riddoch on July 08, 2011 : (no rating)
When it comes to supernatural creatures the balancer is not that different from your normal human, but that makes for a great story when in the hands of Chris Adonn.
this was a very accesable story with a strong narrative running through it. at one point I realised that I was reading a story, about a person reading a story retelling a story. But it all still made perfect sence and once returned to the original narrator (taking a break from reading and getting some lunch) it was done smoothly and without loosing the thread at all.
In the end I was involved with all of the characters, and am interested in where it will go from here, now that the main character knows that she is a balancer how will she cope, will she have a fling with wolf (i think that there is a spark between them)or even form a bond.
this is like one of the best vampire novels I have read, but it seems to have managed it without the obvious sex or violence, although they are both there.
To summerise this was a book that i found difficult to put down.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)

Review by: LS W. on June 28, 2011 :
Be prepared to want to read the rest of the books in the series! They are not out yet, but you are going to want to get to them right away! Once I started reading this book, I couldn't stop. It was annoying when my e-reader needed charging. lol Seriously! Chris's writing style just draws you right in. You feel like you are right there in the book. I love books like this. You just keep going and going and want to read more. And I do. Hurry up Chris! Finish the next book already! :) :)

I am not going to spoil anything by telling what the book is about. You can read that in the book's description. But I must warn you - make sure you have everything at the ready - food, something to drink, comfy chair. Once you pick up the book, you won't want to put it down until you are done. :)

Thanks Chris for giving me the opportunity to read your book.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)

Review by: Meg Lamey on June 27, 2011 :
I have to tell you, I really enjoyed this book, it's different than I expected, but I loved it.

Kat and her grandmother parted on bitter terms, but now her grandmother has died and Kat has promised to return to her grandmother's house one more time. Sounds a bit gothic but it isn't. mysterious yes, and very interesting. She is drawn to use the right key, enter the house and read her grandmother's last letter to her.

After reading the letter, and using the key that fell out of the letter, she finds a book that explains the unusual things that have happened to her all her life. The book is a long letter from her many great times grandfather, James Blackburn, and once Kat starts reading the letter, she finds answers to questions she never knew she had. For example, she discovered that when she was bitten by a snake, in the near past, died and came back to life.

This book moves quickly and it is very easy to get caught up in the story and not want to put it down. The only slow part I found was near the beginning when James was describing how the Ba
lancers came evolved, their very early history, but after that, the book really takes off.

I can't wait to read more by this author and in this series.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)

Review by: Nadine Bradley on June 26, 2011 :
Sappy Vampire / Werewolf teens begone. Enter new and Exciting heros the Balancers. Imortal Characters Kat,James and Wolf reveal a Super Natural world that exists right under our mortal noses. Aliens, Angels, Skin-Walkers and mystical South American Canines this book has it all. Cant wait for the next installment !!!!!
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)

Review by: Maria on June 23, 2011 :
After reading The Eyes That See, a prequel to this novel, I was expecting a great book. The ideas for this story are very unique and exciting. I was hoping for a lot of action where Balancers were running off to battle vampires and werewolves and new creatures. This story didn't quite fulfill my expectations.

The story is told through Katrina reading a book written by her ancestor James. He tells her about the Balancers and what their place is in the world. Then he goes on to tell her about his life. Most of the stories were about him dealing with becoming a Balancer and then the few relationships he was able to have as a near-immortal. The action scenes that were in there were dulled for me in that they were being read through a book instead of actually happening. You always knew James would be okay because he had lived to write the book.

The parts where the author (through James) wrote about how the earth, humans, balancers, and supernatural beings came into being were pretty dull for me and way too long. The explanations went on and on, then later in the book there would be more explanations of it. I think taking some of it out would have helped the book tremendously.

I think the best character out of either of the books was Wolfgang. He was tough and strong on the outside, but showed softness inside. He was handsome and funny, a very magnetic character. If only there were more of him in this book - in person, not in the story by James.

This story idea has a lot of potential. I'm hoping the author will bring it out more in the sequels. Maybe having Kat learning about being a Balancer and showing some real action. The book may be worth reading for the unique ideas in it.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)

Review by: James Green on June 20, 2011 : (no rating)
I would like to start this review by saying that reading a book about someone reading a book can be rather boring. Now that being said, it works in this book. Now there are some parts that are hard to follow. Talking about Energy, Proteons, Angels, Lions, Apes, etc. I’m not sure that readers require that much background to understand the story, but I do hope that readers do not lose interest during these parts because the story is good. Just to be clear, this does turn into a love story. A good love story, but a love story non the less. Now I’m not a big prude, but it felt like the foul language was not needed and just thrown in. Swear words are not always needed. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)

Review by: Cassie on June 17, 2011 :
Legacy: Book One of the Balancer Chronicles
By: Chris Adonn
Published April 9, 2011
Available Format: ebook

My Rating: ★★★★☆

When Katrina Blake is summoned to her family estate after her grandmother’s sudden death, she has no idea what is in store for her. The truth of her family’s past, her true nature, and what her future may hold lies within the pages of a mysterious journal locked away in her grandmother’s private study. Kat is surprised to find that her very great-grandfather is actually interacting with her through his journal. But that is not the most incredible thing she will learn…

I was the lucky winner of Legacy in a LibraryThing giveaway.

Legacy is a beautifully written, engaging fantasy novel. Sure, you have your vampires and werewolves, but the lead of the story is the balancers. Balancers are basically the peacekeepers of the world, keeping all other supernatural beings in line.

I became completely enraptured with Jamie and his family and supernatural friends as he tells Kat the history of the balancers and the story of his exceptional life. I believe some others have said that Kat did not even need to be involved in the story—it could have just been told from Jamie’s viewpoint. I do agree that Jamie’s story could stand perfectly on its own, but I do think having his descendent reading about him and how she has become what she is added a delightful little element to the plot.

I initially thought I might have some issue with the flow of the novel. I was certainly interested from the beginning, but it took me just a bit to really grow accustomed to the diary format and absorb all the information Jamie was throwing at Kat. I wasn’t expecting the book to be as long as it was—it’s hard to tell sometimes with the Kindle. I thought I’d be through it in a couple days at the most, and it was more like five!

The little twist at the end with Wolf seemed just slightly out of place, but I still enjoyed it. It really makes me look forward to what will happen in the future now that Kat is moving from the journal to the “audiobook” as Jamie calls it. What challenges will she face in her role as balancer? Will she finally get to meet her very great-grandfather face-to-face? What will happen when she meets Sebastian? Is there a great love story in store for her?

Now, I am really looking forward to reading the prequel novel, The Eyes that See: A Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles!! You’ll be hearing about it soon!

You can also find this review at www.gatheringleavesreviews.blogspot.com and www.journalstone.com.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)

Review by: Amy Siggelow on June 17, 2011 :
I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

When I entered to win this book, I really wasn't sure I would like it, but I decided I needed to read titles outside my normal genre. Wow, I sure wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did! I also won a copy of The Eyes That See by Chis Adonn in the Member Giveaway at Library Thing, and read that novella first. While reading the novella is not necessary, it did give me a better understanding of the basic premise of this series.

This is a book about Balancers, who are exactly what their name implies - they help balance out good and evil so that one does not overshadow the other. This book has many supernatural entities in it as well: werewolves, sirens, vampires, elves, etc. This is basically the story of a new balancer, Kat, who has been summoned back to her recently deceased grandmother's home. Once in the home, she is directed to a book that has been locked away in a secured room. As she opens the book, she discovers that it is a journal of sorts, written by her great, great grandfather, James. James is also a balancer and he has been waiting for Kat to come to the home so that he can tell her his story through the pages of the book. It is a fantastic story, with much imagination and detail.

I loved the way this book was written; as if James was not only speaking to Kat but to the reader as well. I became totally immersed in this book and wished that I could be part of the book itself. Ms. Adonn has the ability to draw the reader in and in so much detail, paint a picture of sorts, leaving the reader to feel that they are experiencing what he is describing. I am very glad that this is only Book One as it ended at a very pivotal point, leaving me wondering what will happen in the next book.

I recommend this book to anyone, regardless of whether they like fantasy stories or not. The amount of emotion, both good and bad, portrayed in this book is outstanding. I give this book 5 stars!
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)

Review by: Kerry Vorster on June 12, 2011 :
Fantastic.... ! You go girl!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Laura P on June 09, 2011 :
Legacy brings us the story of James and Kat, two relatives who are communicating across time and dimension. The premise of the story revolves around the Balancers, who have the role of mediating the supernatural and the natural worlds. It is really a chronology of James life, narrated to Kat through a journal. James is orienting Kat to her new role as a Balancer, due to her untimely death.
Chris Adonn gives us extensive descriptions of the supernatural world and Jame's navigation of it. Often, I wished that Kat had a more substantial role in the novel and it appears that in the future she may. Her role as the listener, learner and, finally, unexpected romantic interest, certainly has the basis to grow into a more complex character. There is no harm in having a strong female character.
My only suggestion is that the transitions between James narrations to Kat of events versus his explanations of the characteristics of the Balancers and their environment become more integrated. I found myself interested in James' story but when it would segue into details of Balancers and their abilities, I found that it detracted from his story and my interest would wain.
A good effort and I will look for future works.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Shari Eggleston on June 08, 2011 :
I liked the characters and plot. The Balancers are a very interesting idea, magical immortal humans set to protect other humans and the balance between the supernatural and natural.

I found myself really liking most of the characters. The way the two main characters interacted was interesting and something I hadn't run across before. Unfortunately there was quite a cliff hanger at the end of the book, I guess I'll have to buy the next book when it comes out.

This is a very good book and I recommend it to urban fantasy readers.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Zil Mallek on June 08, 2011 :
This was a unique and intriguing novel. The character of James is delightful, and he weaves an emotional tale mixed with humor.
I am looking foward to reading the next installment.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Luck on June 07, 2011 :
Legacy: Book One of the Balancer Chronicles was an engaging story, cataloguing the life of James William Youngman in a journal to one of his heirs. Katrina, as the remaining heir to the Black Rose Estate she is requested to return to the house and read a missive left to her, yet she has no will to remain at the home. That is until she begins reading the account of her great ancestor and his supernatural abilities.

This story captured my interest right from the beginning. I enjoyed the first installment immensely but have one complaint… where is the next installment… I want it now. This beginning to the Balancer Chronicles is really just that: a beginning. There were many fantastic parts to the story but no real ending… yet. I was left hanging, which is probably the author’s intention, capturing my attention and giving me just enough to want more.

This copy was a LibraryThing Member Giveaway
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Lissa Faulkner on June 07, 2011 :
This is a very intriguing book written in a way adolescents would enjoy and relate as well as many adults who are interested in books filled with the supernatural. I was immediately hooked into the story as the protagonist, Kat, was hooked into reading a “book” entitled "Legacy" that was given to her by her grandmother. The story was filled with self-discovery and adventure that was steeped in supernatural phenomenon. I enjoyed reading this book as I thought about my many, many students that would enjoy this book as well. The story continues as Kat not only learns about herself but life around her.

The idea of "Balancers" is an interesting twist on a protector of mankind.

Chris Adonn is a budding author that I will watch for many wonderful triumphs with the imagination that was involved in writing "Legacy."
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Stephanie on June 06, 2011 : (no rating)
This is one of the most orginal books I have read in a very long time. The story is told by a the main character reading a journal from her families past. From there is learns just what her life means and the importance her family and her has and will plan in the world. This book is great because it has a little of everything in it from the supernatural world. I fun, differnt read from what is out there for the supernatural lovers!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: lesleymc on June 06, 2011 :
A cracking good read. Loved the light hearted way in which the character of James using the written word and telepathy relays his own history whilst explaining the concept of ‘Balancers’ (protectors of mankind) to Katrina his great great….Grandaughter and newly emerged Balancer . The depth of explanations could have, in lesser hands, been tedious but Chris Adonn made it extremely interesting and writes with natural humour and compassion. This book made me laugh and cry I was so caught up with the characters. In essence she made me care and want more. Can’t wait for Book Two.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: justmax on June 05, 2011 :
Legacy-Book One of the Balancer Chronicles, by Chris Adonn, is a hard book to categorize - urban fantasy, paranormal romance, historical fantasy - it could be categorized as any, or all of these things - but this is not a bad thing. In fact, Legacy is one of the most original books I have read in a long time.

Told almost entirely in the form of a journal by James Blackburne to his niece, Katrina Blake, we learn of a group of immortals known as the balancers. In a world populated by werewolves and vampires and all kinds of supernatural beings, it is the job of the balancers to ensure that good and evil remain in check.

Legacy is very well written. It grabs your attention immediately and holds it throughout. If you are looking for something just that little bit different, give this a try. But make sure you have nothing else planned because, I guarantee once you start reading, you will not want to put it down.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Quentin Stewart on June 05, 2011 : (no rating)
"Legacy--Book One of the Balancer Chronicles" is an fascinating book. I have not been a fan of supernatural novels dealing with vampires and witches but Chris Adonn has turned me onto his Balancer novels. I look forward to the follow up volumes in this series. The characters are well developed and one becomes emotionally involved with and grow to love each of the characters. I was surprised at how involved I became in the book and found it extremely difficult to put down once I started reading it.

I urge anyone to read this book and find out for themselves the role that the Balancers play in keeping the world in sync and everything running smoothly. Of course what they do takes a toll on them, but it is in their nature to continue the work that has been set forth for them. I think everyone will connect with James and his friendship with Wolf. This is James' story and his passing of the torch to another generation .

It may be fantastical but I found it interesting beyond what I felt I would. It is a great read and as I stated I look forward to the coming volumes. Thank you Chris Adonn.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: T Fraizer on June 04, 2011 :
Book received as part as the LibraryThing Member give-away:

Great book, James is a hoot, and Katrina, well...think she can hold her own. James got kinda windy in the beginning of the book, but then his stories got so interesting as he got to talking about some of his adventures, his loves, and his friends. Especially Wolf! What a character! I can't wait to read the 2nd in series...I am hoping that Wolf and Katrina break some Balancer traditions...after all...they are still evolving too! Again...great book...thanks Chris! :)
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Doug Bower on June 03, 2011 :
Read and Reviewed by my 18 year old daughter (Sarah Bower)

Legacy by Chris Adonn was a fantastic start to my summer reading. It is the retelling of James Blackburn’s life through an almost interactive diary that his very great grand-daughter is reading. Over 400 years worth of experiences as being a balancer made for a very good story. The grand-daughter who’s eyes you are reading through is Katrina. She has returned to her grandmother’s estate following her death as a favor to the executer of her grandmother’s estate. As she reads she finds out that she too is a balancer and there is a whole world of mythical creatures that exist quietly with humans. Balancers are the reason they remain out of the public’s eye. This story was incredible and I am hungrily awaiting the next installment in this series.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)

Review by: glraines on June 03, 2011 :
(3.5 / 5)

(Received via Member Giveaways at LibraryThing.)

As with the (much shorter) prequel, I enjoyed the premise, the characters, and the story that introduces the Balancers in a more in-depth manner than the prequel.

Having said that, I do share the opinion with another reviewer that I would have liked the book better if it had been told from James' point of view outright rather than simply put forth in the form of a journal.

Also, like with the prequel, I found the malapropisms (and two misspellings - at one point focussed had 3 "s" and Lyons had its s missing (Lyon as was used in the book is the chief herald of Scotland as opposed to the city in France)) to be distracting. So too was the character diction, especially James'.

First, the diction. Some language shift can be accounted for during the years that James has lived, and this is a work of fiction, but James is a product of the 15th century and this should be reflected (to a point) in at least some of his speech patterns. Maybe I am being a bit of a nitpick, but there it is.

Now, for the malapropisms. Again, I may be a bit of a nitpick about this, but I find it a little irritating to be distracted by words that may SOUND as if they belong in the sentence but are not necessarily the proper word. For example, peace instead of piece (p 293), "my conscious" instead of "my conscience" (p 106), morns instead of mourns (p 258). These are just a few of the approximately half page of malapropisms I found while reading.

(Cross-posted to LibraryThing, Amazon.com, and Goodreads.)
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: Cheryl Wilson on May 22, 2011 :
Legacy by Chris Adonn is Book One of the Balancer Chronicles. The Balancer Chronicles is an urban fantasy series - with a unique twist. The world imagined by Chris Adonn contains vampires, and hags, and supernatural creatures of all sorts; but also an immortal race which exists alongside humans, and this race is the Balancers. The Balancers have been created to keep the supernatural elements in the world in check, and they live their long lives battling supernatural creatures, or humans who are trying to expose supernatural creatures to the rest of the world. The Balancers live a human life, generally without realizing that they are any different from anyone else, but when they die they are reborn as Balancers and are then immortal. The author has done a beautiful job of world-building, and it is easy to visualize the world and accept it as reality. I love the concept.

Legacy, the first book of the series, introduces Katrina Blake who is just learning about the Balancers, via a journal she discovers in the family estate. The journal tells the life story of James Blackburne, a Balancer who is connected to Katrina though she does not realize it. James details his life, and his companions, including another Balancer called Wolfgang, and a vampire called Bas. The story moves slowly, partly because it is told via a journal, and partly because James spends a huge amount of time explaining the Balancers' history and his history for Katrina. As mentioned earlier, I think the author does a great job of setting the stage in this book; now that I know all about the Balancers, I am ready to dive right into the action!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Krystal Larson on May 22, 2011 : (no rating)
Good Reads Summary:
Legacy begins with Katrina (Kat) Blake’s return to her childhood home after a five year absence. She has come back with the sole intention of reading the letter her estranged grandmother (Rosemarie) left her, before she sells the estate—but it’s not that simple. The letter comes with a journal which promises to unveil all the mysteries surrounding her life which have confounded her for years. She soon realises that the account was not written by Rosemarie but by a man named James Blackburne, and according to him they are related.

James is a four-hundred year old immortal; a balancer. His primary function is to protect the natural world from supernatural entities. In an attempt to connect with Kat, and aid her in her adjustment to her new life, he tells her his life story, starting with his birth in 1625, his death in 1650 as well as his subsequent rebirth as a balancer and the adventures which ensue.

James’s story takes Kat on a journey she never imagined possible. He weaves a gripping tale of life, love, adventure and self-discovery which ensnares her interest and compels her to keep reading, but he does a lot more than that. He reaches across time and space to connect with her in the present, as well as explain the motivations behind her grandmother’s apparent cold dismissal of her when she was a sensitive and fragile girl of eighteen. For Kat this is a precious gift as the emotional wounds their parting inflicted have never really healed.

This book is a great rainy day read, very enjoyable. The plot is interesting and leaves the reader wanting more; the characters are mysterious, yet very honest. The writing style of the author is good, nothing undesirable there. The reader will enjoy the subtlety of the author in explaining delicate scenarios and their resultant affect on the characters' feelings. The connection between the past and the present is strong in this novel, the reader will enjoy two stories: that of the main character and her male counterpart, James. The reader will be happy throughout James' forays into love and romance and feel unhappy along with him as his life inevitable leads to sorrow. The reader will hold on to residual anger at Kat's grandmother for her seemingly hard facade in front of her granddaughter. This book is a great read for young adults/adults who enjoy discovering well-kept secrets.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Sue van Heerden on May 07, 2011 :
I am an avid reader of a variety of genre and at first wasn’t sure I liked the style of this book but I became extremely intrigued the more I read. I am not a fan of books that have too much descriptive aspects and make me skip ahead looking for the interesting bits but this author balances, (excuse the pun!), the “descriptive” and the “dialogue” in such a way as to keep the reader interested and thirsting for more information. I was thoroughly engrossed; I couldn’t put the book down and even felt all the emotions on cue with Kat, right down to the tears. Amazing! I felt I was right there experiencing it all! The ending of this novel is classic movie style, "hanging in the air, come on, where is the follow on" feeling. I presume the 2nd book of the chronicles will continue with Kats “Balancer” life and I am interested to see how the style of writing will conform to the “present” rather than the “historical telling”, although I understand why THIS book is written in this way. The book is very eloquently written and I can’t wait for the following novels. I HAVE to know whether Kat and Wolf become an item and whether James and Kat finally meet.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Angelina Antonopoulou on April 28, 2011 :
I've just finished reading the book and I must say that it kept me engrossed until the very last page! The characters are introduced in a really captivating way, as their personalities are revealed through their own words and actions. Not only are they interesting, but they are often amusing!
So well-written a book; it gave me the chance to travel to a world of fantasy! I hope the next book will not take too long to release!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: lorna gibson on April 14, 2011 :
WOW i just finished reading LEGACY i must say it blew me away. I have fallen in love with the characters especially James! I hope we wont have to wait too long for the next book I'm dying to hear what comes next!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: lorna gibson on April 11, 2011 :
I am busy reading the book and i must say WOW so far i am blow away! this book is a MUST READ! i will write a full review when i am done.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Sabrina Davis on April 10, 2011 :
I'm a bit of a self professed snob when it comes to books. I only review the ones I really enjoy. I LOVED this book!
To quote Rosemarie, it was un-put-down-able!!! I was unable to stop reading until I reached the end. I couldn't even stop to prepare meals for my family (good thin they like take-out).
The read was extremely gripping and the concepts where utterly mind blowing! I especially loved the 'balance' between humor and poignancy.
I'm dying to know what becomes of James.
Congratulations Adonn!I'm very curious to see where you take this to next.
When is the next book due for release?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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