Keisha and The Rise of the Legacy

The Inferno Verse Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
377 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2022
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Author Biography

T.R. Tells chose the pen name created as a play on words "T.R "TELLS a story”. She’s a book-lover for anything fantasy (but will try any genre) and created her first story at 11 years old. In her free time when she’s not creating infinite worlds, you can find her binge watching Netflix and being an Otaku (anime) lover.

She believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. She is a feminist activist and proud supporter of BLM and the LGBTQIA+ community. She despises bullying, racist remarks, and gay-bashing.

T.R. Tells feels a passion towards her writing and hopes that—even if it's just one person—feels the amount of effort, love, and determination that is expressed through her words.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Keisha is excited about the action movie she just watched with her mother. But, as they walk home, she confronts her own action peril, an evil force, a wicked portal, and someone who kidnaps her mother right before her eyes. No one believes her, except for another girl, just a few years older than Keisha. Verona is from another dimension, known as the world of the Inferno. As Verona creates a portal to go to find Keisha’s mother, Keisha begs to go with her. Against Versona’s better judgment, Keisha accompanies her new friend, and the adventure against the fiery powers of evil begins. That’s not all – she’s soon to discover that she has her own source of magic because her father is actually Dante Alighieri.

Adults may recall studying Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, a story about a journey into Hell. There are also games that reflect on Inferno’s battles of good versus evil. T.R. Tells’s young adult novel, Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy, the first book in the Inferno Verse series, takes a young girl on her own riveting and often frightening journey into Hell. She quickly learns that magic and monsters are real, but she doesn’t realize right away that she was meant to be a champion against these evil powers. The plot begins with Keisha’s mother’s kidnapping and the journey to Inferno in the hopes of saving her. With a compelling descriptive narrative, believable dialogue, and great character development, this story will appeal to young readers who enjoy a grand adventure. There are some ghastly, frightening scenes, but nothing more dire than one finds in other books and other forms of entertainment. Like the epic original, this story, modernized and softened for the younger audience, is definitely a classic in its own right.