Legend Blade

Young Adult - Adventure
136 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2022
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Author Biography

Amadeus grew up in the 80s and has a diverse background spanning film, TV and radio, the military, electrical engineering, robotics, quantum mechanics, aviation, and elementary school teaching.

Amadeus is also an inventor of several electronic devices. These include a brainwave therapy device that stimulates neural networks of the human brain to help people with depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Amadeus’s heroes include Sadako Sasaki (12-year-old Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Victim), Stephen Hawking (British Theoretical physicist), Christopher Reeve (American actor, director, and activist), and his mom. He is an advocate of The Sadako Legacy NPO for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Amadeus believes in never giving up and pursuing your dreams. In 2019, Amadeus fulfilled a lifelong dream and met with Sadako’s brother Masahiro Sasaki to clean and lay flowers on Sadako’s tomb in Fukuoka, Japan. Which is considered a great honor.

When not teaching elementary school English and electronics, Amadeus enjoys writing stories and watching fantasy, comedy and science fiction movies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jennie More for Readers' Favorite

Legend Blade by Amadeus Rockefeller is a beautiful love story about a warrior named Niskan and a princess named Nyren who are torn apart by their enemy Maximus in 1462. For the two to reunite, someone must break the curse through Niskan’s family line. Fast forward to 1985, where 16-year-old Thomas is the one destined to lift the curse with his next-door neighbor, 16-year-old Nyren. The two embark on a magical journey when Thomas discovers the sword, the Legend Blade, which will be instrumental in breaking the curse. Thomas slowly uncovers the Legend Blade's powers with the support of Mr. Lot, his grandmother, and Nyren. He grows in strength as he starts to understand, accept, and embrace the powers of the Legend Blade.

Legend Blade by Amadeus Rockefeller is magical, imaginative, and heartwarming. Rockefeller has produced a story that is a pleasure to read, entertaining and superb in its simplicity and eloquence. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone else. The adventures of Thomas and Nyren kept me entertained throughout, and their innocent outlook on the experience added to its charm and wonder. Legend Blade is beautifully written, flawless with an inventive plot that kept me engaged throughout, lost in the world of Thomas and Nyren. Thomas's epic efforts and adventures with Nyren leave you spellbound as you see their magical journey unfold. Legend Blade is a brilliant, well-crafted story with mystery, magic, humor and romance that engages and delights from start to finish.

Tiffany Ferrell

When a strange sword ends up in the hands of a high schooler named Thomas, he has no idea what awaits them. With his new friend Nyren who has a connection with this weapon, the two quickly learn of its magical ability. Even their meeting up and befriending one another was part of an elaborate plan to stop a four-hundred-year-old curse put in place by dark forces. What Thomas and Nyren don’t know is that certain people have been looking for this relic for a very long time, and are quickly closing in. Will the two save the day and break the curse, or will the sword end up in the hands of someone who intends to use the object in a sinister manner?

Legend Blade is a fun-filled adventure that I couldn’t put down. First of all, I’m such a fan of the eighties that the references to the pop culture of that era made the tale feel more believable and it kept my attention. I also love the whole King Arthur with Excalibur feel that the book brings. I like how you have a villain that works for the government who wants the sword for himself to use for evil. The book is fast-paced which I think works well in this particular book because it instantly catches your attention, unlike others that have a slow start in revealing the plot. The characters of Thomas and Nyren were very likable and relatable. Overall, I think Amadeus Rockefeller has done a wonderful job of creating a fantasy world that is so fascinating. I can’t wait to read more of their work.

Pikasho Deka

Legend Blade is a young adult action-adventure novel by Amadeus Rockefeller. Sixteen-year-old Thomas Hauler's life turns upside down when he finds a magical medieval broadsword on a lawn. After being visited by a mysterious man named Mr. Lot, Thomas learns that he is the heir to the ancient Hauler family sword, Legend Blade. Mr. Lot also reveals that Thomas and his friend Nyren must break a centuries-old curse to prevent nefarious people from wielding the magical sword. However, things are rarely that simple as John Cabot, heir to the Hauler's rival family is on Thomas and Nyren's tail. Meanwhile, multiple government agencies, including the FBI, NSA, State Police, and even the US Army, are searching for the sword, each for its own purposes. Can Thomas and Nyren break the curse and protect the sword against overwhelming odds?

A fast-paced adventure fantasy novel for young adults, Legend Blade delivers on everything it promises. Author Amadeus Rockefeller weaves a wondrously imaginative yarn filled with magical swords, ancient curses, and dark knights that will have fantasy lovers devouring this installment with relish. Rockefeller doesn't waste too much time and drops the reader into the midst of the action from the get-go. The plot has its shares of twists and turns, and the constantly changing dynamics keep your eyes glued to the pages. Both Thomas and Nyren are likable characters you find it easy to root for. I had a wonderful time reading Legend Blade. Recommended to young adult readers with a penchant for all things fantasy.

Claire White

I enjoyed reading Legend Blade. It is an action, adventure, romance, and fantasy-packed tale: ready to go for people who just want to read a no-nonsense well-paced story set in the 80s when anything and everything was happening. I couldn't put it down because I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. The main characters, high school teenagers Thomas and Nyren, are fun and easy to root for as they try to evade and outsmart the villains of the story. Although this is a standalone novel, I can’t help but hope there are more adventures with Thomas and Nyren in the future. I’m sure the Legend Blade has much more work to do. Looking forward to a sequel! I'll be putting author Amadeus Rockefeller on my future book reading lists.