Synopsis: It is in the darkest hours of a universe’s past that their legends are born and their heroes rise…No one knows exactly how much heart they have until their mettle is put to the hazard and they reach the lowest point of hell. There, they have only two choices. Lie down and die. Or find the strength to push themselves to their feet and fight back with everything they have.
Dagger is the alias that is used by Ushara’s husband, and the father of the twins, who is on the run for his life. This is his story and shows how he became a member of the Tavali and what happens to them after Born of Betrayal ends
Me: In an earlier review of Kenyon’s’ books (Styxx/Acheron) I complained that too many of her Dark Hunter books were throwaway short novellas and it was a nice change of pace to have some longer stories. For the League series I feel the complete opposite. The majority of the series books are just beasts! Legend is 720 pages long. So big as a hardback I’ve not been able to take it anywhere and have had to just read it at bedtime. Which for me is hard as I like to take a book everywhere and read a few pages whenever I can sneak them in. It made the story for me a drag a bit.
Both the League and Dark Hunter books follow the same pattern – guy (sometimes girl) has had terrible upbringing full of pain and violence and been betrayed by someone close to them (often taken from Kenyons own life story). They meet a potential new life partner, struggle not to fall in love as they feel their not worth it, finally give in, stuff happens to move the plot on and everyone lays their demons to rest and they all live happily ever after. Phew!
And Legend is no different. Don’t get me wrong I gave the book 4/5 stars on Goodreads and she’s still up there on my top 10 of authors but I think I’m over saturated with her books now. I need a break. I’ve maybe a handful of stories that I haven’t been able to get from the library so before buying them I’m going to take a breather and read some other books. Maybe then I won’t feel like everything’s too predictable.