The Legacy (The Darkness Within Saga: Book1) by J.D. Franx (Review by Valerie – #NerdGirlVal)


Title: The Legacy (The Darkness Within Saga: Book1)

Author:  J.D. Franx

Published Date: October 24th 2016

Genre: Epic / High Fantasy


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Talohna, 5025 PC
DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions.

Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can’t possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt.

Desperate and trying to stay ahead of the ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus’ execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna’s ArchWizard may be the least of his worries. An ancient witch coven is also on the hunt for Kael, and they’ll stop at nothing to find their messiah first.

Trapped far below the earth inside the long-lost Dwarven prison of Arkum Zul, Kael has few allies he can trust. After months of torture and suffering, he is quickly running out of time to recover what was stolen from him: The magic of the DeathWizard.

It’s his only hope for escape.


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***Valerie – #NerdGirlVal’s  Review***

JD Franx is a new author to me. His style of writing is way different then most I have read. The story line was really good. My only problem was that there wasn’t enough excitement or action early on to keep me wanting to turn that page. The skipping around to different character’s for each chapter didn’t leave me hanging, just left out, like I was missing something. It wasn’t until the later chapters that it all started to speed up and made me want to turn to that next page. The ending turned out to be a mind blowing ending. That I really liked and I have already bought the next book to see what happens.
Kael was born under the Black Sun as a Death Wizard or so the Wizards of The Blood Kingdom think. So his Father, a Wizard, jumped dimensions to Earth to leave his new born son. Kael was happy on Earth with his wife Ember and friend Max. Life was as good as it could get.
One day the three of them were pulled back to Kael’s home planet. Kael ended up some place different then Ember and Max. Because of this, the three of them have a different adventure all in its own. Kael captured and tortured, but found new good friends in his cell. He has to stay on the bright side to keep from turning. Freedom is all they want and work towards. Ember and Max end up with Giddeon and his daughter in search to find Kael and kill him. They pick up Yrlissa along the way and Ember, Max and Yrlissa plan on saving Kael’s life, if he has changed or not.
All their adventures take them all over Talohna. They run into all kinds of trouble along the way. But they are all fighters in their own way and keep pushing on. What price will Kael pay for his freedom? And what price will Ember and Max pay for just being on Talohna. Is it possible all three of them have been born on Talohna? Maybe not, but everybody has some sort of magical power inside of them, they just need the right moment to tap into it.


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