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Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Matthew Ward Matthew Ward ↠ 2 Summary Summary ð Legacy of Ash È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire Yet as Tressia falls heroes riseViktor Akadra is the Republic's champion A warrior without eual he hides a secret that would see him burned as a hereticJosiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy A political prisoner he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellionAnd yet Calenne Trelan Josiri's sister see. LEGACY OF ASH begins in the middle of a hotbed of action and events that have already taken place to set up the current situation The Tressian Republic has accomplished much and acuired a good amount of territory leading up to this point However they are threatened on their southeastern border by the upstart Hadari Empire The Hadari have been waiting patiently for the opportune time to strike and by all reasoning this seems to be that timeSituated between the warring Tressians and Hadari are the people of the Southshires The inhabitants of this land at one time attempted to rise up against the Tressians and were eventually thwarted by the Black Knight Viktor Akadra and the army of the Republic Now the Southshires finds itself a protectorate of sorts of Tressia albeit one of convenience The Tressians need the Southshires for its abundance of resources but they ignore this territory for the most part until they need to replenish their stocks Then and only then are they deemed important enough to broker withCrown Prince Saran of the Hadari along with his daughter Melanna believe that they have the key to overthrowing their hated enemy once and for all They will use the pent up resentment and bitterness of the Southshires in an attempt to forge a military alliance that will make them all but unbeatable But the Tressians are racing to make an alliance of their own For they know that if the Tressian champion Akadra can sway Duke Josiri and his sister Calenne to align with the Republic Hadari will be doomed to failure The race is on to bolster each side as a war to end all wars seems than imminent Distrust and hatred die hard as years of neglect and oppression of the Southshires may ultimately come back to bite The RepublicIn the spirit of full disclosure I will freely admit that I like huge books I mean the pages the better as far as I m concerned With that being said I also realize that many authors cannot pull off a door stopper of a book without having some significant periods of inactivity and stagnation Well not so in the case of Matthew Ward and LEGACY OF ASH This is a meaty epic fantasy book that never wavers or slows down for a minute The amount of action intrigue and battle depictions packed into this one book would fill the majority of fantasy trilogies Great news to be sure as this means we have so much yet to experience from this seriesLEGACY OF ASH contained so many emotional moments for me Mostly in the sections that dealt with the Southshires and their dilemma of being caught up in an incredibly difficult choice On the one hand they finally would like to throw off the shackles of their rulers the Tressians yet they also know that the invading army of the Hadari are pouring through the mountain pass and will most likely tear a bloody path through their own lands on the way to their final destination Josiri in particular is conflicted by his absolute hatred of Viktor Akadra who committed a past atrocity that is difficult for Josiri to forgive easily Yet he may find himslef having to work with Viktor if a semblance of peace is to be attained This is one heck of a fantasy book but it is also an illustration of struggling to overcome past enmities and prejudices not only of the oppressed but of the oppressor Can you truly trust someone who once did something so horrible that it left you a broken shell of who you once were and devastated your entire family and people I found so much to enjoy about this book than I expected to going in The characters are wonderfully complex and all of them are fighting an inner battle to change something within themselves The thing that I especially like about these characters is that none of them are simple black and white but just varying shades of grey There is a degree of good and bad in each and every one and their motivations are not always clear at first glanceI was going to compare LEGACY OF ASH to another series that I truly love but in the end I don t think it s fair to do so I say that because this is a monumental fantasy achievement all its own in my opinion that needs to be taken as such I will say that if you like your fantasies epic filled with treacherybackstabbing infused with a ton of brutal battle scenes and with characters that you immediately feel a connection to then LEGACY OF ASH is the book you should be reading It will leave you stunned and wanting much much after turning the last page That s hard to say with an 800 page book but it was most certainly the case for me Can t wait for the second installment in the Legacy Trilogy

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Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Matthew Ward Matthew Ward ↠ 2 Summary Summary ð Legacy of Ash È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family nameAs war spreads across the Republic these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside And victory if it comes at all will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagine. This was epic in the true sense of the word Just because a book is long doesn t necessarily mean it will use a wide angle lens to view the world There can be extremely lengthy books with a very narrow scope This is a book that tried to show you every angle possible Each character had their own schemes plots motivations background and reasons to get behind one leader or another Sometimes their loyalties weren t as strong as they appeared to be not even amongst family members All of that came together to make this a very dense complex and intricate kind of book There was a long learning curve to this one but I believe the pay off was sufficientIf you enjoy stories like Abercrombie s where you get to see all sides of a war and with than just two sides to a war this book could be for you Unlike Abercrombie however these characters aren t uite so dark grey and uncomfortable I found it easier to relate to these characters than say Glokta the professional torturer Since it s easier to root for them it actually made it harder and tense for me when five of them show up on a battlefield ready to slaughter each otherTwo of the main POVs are siblings their mother was killed 15 years ago in a failed rebellion Ever since then the North and the South have been at odds with each other The brother Josiri is in love with a witch it could lead to his execution He s also trying to fund and support another rebellion it could lead to his execution The sister Calenne doesn t give a rat s ass about the rebellion or her dead mother She wants to shed her last name flee her prison and go marry a northerner to finally get rid of her past She s had a betrothal since before the war and intends to go through with the arranged marriage but of course things can t just go smoothly for everyone Where s the story in thatAnother POV is the Black Knight He s a figure of legend He has a secret as well he has a barely contained entity that s best described as a shadow It can slaughter those around him it turns the air cold and he has little control over it when he s stressed or angry He s also the one who killed the mother of the other two POVs He s also the one who could help bind the North and the South together a necessary task since there s a bigger threat looming The Hadari are on a warpath towards the Tressians and it s a problem for both the North and South Tressians Prince Saran is determined to claim his birthright and sit as the Emperor over all of themPrincess Melanna is the daughter of the would be Emperor Saran of the Hadari She is bound by her gender and is trying to break free of her restraints In her culture women are not warriors they are lesser to sons not true for the other POVs cultures and she s determined to be her father s heir She s determined to show she s just as capable as a son would be and to make her father proud She s actually one of my favorites she has a goddess that comes and talks with her and adds a whole layer of mystery to the storyI definitely love hate it when I can t decide who I want to come out of a battle alive because my favorite characters are opposing one another in the war It s a sign that the characters and different perspectives of the cultures have been well explored so that you can eually sympathize with any of the factionsI m also a sucker for people who don t like each other having to work with one another for a common goal The fact that the Black Knight has to work with the two kids he orphaned created a lot of tension and intrigue into how things were going to play outThe writing was excellent I listened to this on audiobook and that can really make infodumps stand out in ways that may come across with subtlety in text The world building was delivered smoothly and naturally with little exposition This does reuire paying attention and having no distractions There was a slow build up of magical scenes that were toned in just the right way where you weren t overwhelmed and it left you wanting There is a scene where an assassin tracks down some of the main characters and when they appear they are shrouded in mists and linked to The Crow There are stories told about the mists and not to walk out into the fog at night because you likely won t return All of it was just fascinatingDespite its length there wasn t much I would have considered cutting There are a few aspects that I think may have been condensed and maybe other scenes could have been shortened but all in all this was written pretty concisely for how large the scope was I mean we get to see every plot and scheme on the planet it felt like I believe it was necessary to have a slow beginning that laid solid groundwork for something of this scale There s a saying that a well written book will have a depth well beyond what s shown on the page like seeing just the tip of the iceberg and I believe that this may be one of those timesTLDR A tome epic in scale and complexity Intricate plotlines that weave together as one Slower beginnings but with big pay offs Old school mysterious magic rather than having a magic system Gods and goddesses Multi POV All sides of the war represented Ratings Plot 1415Characters 1315World Building 1415Writing 1315Pacing 1115Originality 11515Personal Enjoyment 810Final Score 845100 or 45 stars

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