New to Me Series // The Legacy Trilogy by Matthew Ward

Thanks Orbit Books for the gifted books.

Do you ever go online and find yourself completely overwhelmed by the number of books that are coming out? I feel that all the time, but the worst is when I see a book I haven’t seen before or new to me. If it sounds super good, then I rush to find it and add it to my ever-growing list of “radar books.”

This week, I wanted to share with you a series that’s new to me and releasing the final book later this month. I’m talking about The Legacy Trilogy by Matthew Ward. I didn’t hear about this one until I saw a few people discussing it on bookstagram. Then, an influencer program I’m a part of included it in their recent email list. It seemed like such an interesting series, that I decided to check it out for myself.

This series definitely doesn’t look like it’s for the faint of heart; a deep and rich adult epic fantasy with multiple characters to follow, political powers to disrupt, and three people who need to bond together beyond their egos and grudges. It definitely sounds like the kind of series I would really love! Also, the books are deliciously floppy, which is always a bonus for me.

Here’s more about Legacy of Ash

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families — once protectors of justice and democracy — now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic’s champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.

Josiri Trelan is Viktor’s sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother’s failed rebellion.

And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri’s sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.

As 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 imagined.

Here’s more about Legacy of Steel

A year has passed since an unlikely alliance saved the Tressian Republic from fire and darkness, at great cost. Thousands perished, and Viktor Akadra – the Republic’s champion – has disappeared.

While the ruling council struggles to mend old wounds, other factions sense opportunity. The insidious Parliament of Crows schemes in the shadows, while to the east the Hadari Emperor gathers his armies. As turmoil spreads across the Republic, its ripples are felt in the realms of the divine.

War is coming . . . and this time the gods themselves will take sides.

Here’s more about Legacy of Light (out August 17, 2021)

Warfare, myth and magic collide in Legacy of Light, the spectacular conclusion to Matthew Ward’s acclaimed Legacy trilogy.

For the first time in many years, the Tressian Republic and the Hadari Empire are at peace. But war never sleeps.

In Tregard, Empress Melanna Saranal struggles to protect a throne won at great cost.

In Tressia, Lord Protector Viktor Droshna seeks to harness forbidden power to restore all he’s lost.

As the sins of the past are once more laid bare, every road leads to war. Darkness gathers, alliances shatter and one final battle looms. What hope remains, lies within the light

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