New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with The Last Legacy, a captivating standalone about family and blood ties, reinventing yourself, and controlling your own destiny.
When a letter from her uncle Henrick arrives on Bryn Roth’s eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family.
Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay.
Title : The Last Legacy
Author : Adrienne Young
Format : Physical
Page Count : 352
Genre : YA Fantasy
Publisher : Titan Books
Release Date : January 18, 2022
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★.5
Micky’s 3.5 star review
The Last Legacy, an off-shoot of the Fable world felt more like a YA historical tale than the fantasy elements in the Fable series. That said, the town and world that Bryn occupied reminded me me of the barrel from the Six of Crows. A family (not found in this case) that was all about the swindling and trust was not in the vocabularly. I did find it easy to get into and occupy.
Bryn was a savvy character, wise from the start but she still had some villainous street-smarts to learn. Bryn’s arrival with her Roth side of the family was something of a baptism of fire. The characters around the dinner table were the kind of ‘friends’ that might put a knife in your back easily. Some of them grew on me and Ezra certainly did. Hendrick was an evil fella and I do love how Adrienne Young can write these kind of characters.
I missed some of the subtle magic that existed in Fable and I would have welcomed a little in this book. The plot was interesting and I particularly appreciated the themes of being enslaved and unable to control your own future. The story wrapped up a little quickly, but it was a good, encapsulated read and I appreciated this standalone addition to the world.
Thank you to Titan Books for the review copy.