Rise Of The Legacy

A Valhalla Legacy Novel

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
276 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2015
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Author Biography

Raquelle Stepney aka the Butterfly Queen is a quirky and goofy upcoming author of YA and Adult Fiction. She also an aspiring actress and serial entrepreneur. She's an artist and adventurer at heart, but is a Dallas, TX native.

She's a lover of fashion, art, writing, acting, and food especially chocolate. She's a big fan of DC-Marvel comic TV shows and movies. She enjoys sketching fashion illustrations, sewing, and drawing-painting in her spare time. When she's not writing or reading she's coming up with ways to use her talents and abilities to help other writers gain exposure and reach their full potential.

She hopes to inspire others by going after her dreams. She will be releasing her debut YA fantasy fiction novel; the first installment in the Valhalla Legacy series, 'Rise Of The Legacy'. Along with her debut novel she will be releasing an anthology, 'Lyrical Heart' around the same time. More books coming soon stay updated by staying connected with her on social media and check out the 'Book Project's Status Report' on her website.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

Rise Of The Legacy: A Valhalla Legacy novel by Raquelle Stepney starts with Sasha attending The Valhalla Preparatory School for exceptional warriors. A woman called Elian came to Sasha's house once a year until her fourteenth birthday. Sasha wasn't sure if Elian was really a woman because she had wings and wielded a gold and silver Excalibur-like sword. After Sasha's fourteenth birthday (and Elian stopped visiting), the invitation to the Valhalla Preparatory School came and Sasha prepared for the transition to her new school. But this is no ordinary school. Teachers can read thoughts, and Sasha wasn't prepared for any of the strangeness of her new school. She just wants to hang out with some of her new friends, Yvonne, Yasmine and Jane. But Yvonne can float a car in the air and use a Magickal GPS to locate the nearest portal. The girls hangout at Hypnotique, a club for paranormal teens.

This story reminded me of a really cool girls' version of Hogwarts. This was a kind of darker school with a lot of secrets that I couldn't wait to discover, along with Sasha who seemed just as confused about her fate and future as I was. I liked learning about the school and the magic that was at hand as Sasha did, and I liked how the story was shrouded in mystery. Nothing was straightforward or as it seemed, which kept the tension high and kept me wanting to flip the pages to find out what happened next.