The Dead God Series Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
444 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Legacy is a work of fiction in the fantasy and adventure sub-genres and was penned by author C. J. Pyrah. Written for young adult audiences, the novel forms the opening book in The Dead God Series. The novel begins in the traditional call to action style of many fantasy quests, as we see young no-hoper Torben drawn into an incredible world where mayhem and destruction reign supreme: Ulskandar. In this cut-throat realm where tribal battles rage on and everyone is constantly fighting for their lives, Torben finds the opportunity to rise up and be more than he ever imagined he could be.

Author C. J. Pyrah has honored all of the traditional elements which make epic fantasy novels truly great and rounded them up into a modern and highly engaging new take on sword and sorcery. Tolkien fans are certain to find plenty to enjoy whilst they discover the world of Ulskandar and I, for one, found the worldbuilding to be unobtrusive but consistent, always building an atmosphere and a history as Torben gets more and more settled in this dangerous new place. The different races are well fleshed out and cleverly elevated from their original stereotypes, producing a varied cast of personalities so that everyone can have someone to favor and root for. The dialogue, too, was crisp and modern, yet hangs on to some of old inflections and flavors to blend old and new extremely well. Overall, I think Legacy is an accessible traditional fantasy novel that will be sure to captivate modern teens. A recommended read.