The veil which marks the division between life and death is falling.
Lost souls are seeping through to roam Albion’s graveyard city of Fume. Kate Winters’ recent memory is lost. Relieved to be heading home to Albion, Kate can’t shake the feeling that Dalliah Grey, the woman she’s supposed to be working for, is not to be trusted.
Disgraced warrior Silas Dane plans to rescue Kate and save Albion from the advancing armies seeking to profit from the confusion. But the veil will not be easy to repair and Silas knows sacrifices have to be made.
Kate must return to the dark secrets detailed by her ancestors in the ancient book of WINTERCRAFT and learn from their mistakes to save herself.
The Wintercraft series has has been one of may favourite series of recent times, I love sinking back in to Jenna Burtenshaw’s gothic creation of Albion, and meeting Silas, Kate & Edgar again.
When I met Jenna last year I joked that she seems to have missed off the last few chapters of Blackwatch such was the cliffie she left us on! So, I would have loved to dived straight into Legacy to see what happens next. Unfortunately real life, meant it sat on my bedside table for about ten days taunting me before I could get to it. (And it’s taken me even longer to get to this review…)
Not that I was ever worried, but I can say, it’s a fantastic conclusion to the trilogy. Silas and Edgar are trailing Dalliah and Kate as they return from the continent to Albion, to find out how Delliah is going to carry out her plan and how best to stop them.
Silas continues to be one of the most complex of characters, his loyalty and motivations are never quite clear, and never more so than in Legacy when it looks like his commitment to Albion may have to override his loyalty to Kate. Will he kill Kate it it means saving Albion?
And what of Kate and Edgar’s relationship? Unfortunately circumstances keep them apart for large swathes of the book, but their friendship continues to play a major role in the eventual outcome.
While Silas and Edgar do there best to counteract Delilah’s machinations. Kate as her memories come back to her, realises that the only way to stop Delilah, maybe to follow though on those plans… Putting her right up against Silas.
It keeps the tension going right though the book, you are never confident on how things will pan out, right though to the astonishing climax, when Silas, Delilah and Kate finally meet up again.
A brilliant end to a fantastic series, and I can’t wait to see what worlds Jenna Burtenshaw takes us to next.
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My copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.