Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, NA Fantasy | Release Date: 18 April 2023 | Series: A Legacy of Storms and Starlight | Series Book: #2 | Indie Author | Review
I cannot overstate how grateful I am to Victoria J. Price, for letting me read an e-ARC of A Legacy of Poison and Lies. This NA fantasy picks up 6 months after the events of the first book (A Legacy of Storms and Starlight) and I think my heart needed that long to recover from the emotional turmoil I experienced!
Within this stunning sequel, Zylah has run far away from everyone and everything she knows. Scared to use her magic, and with the vanquicite within her body slowly killing her, Zylah can barely make ends meet as a travelling apothecary. So when Holt turns up with news, Zylah must decide whether to fight for the realm’s freedom, or let go of everything. Can Zylah and Holt find enough allies to overthrow the new king, Marcus? Will Zylah’s body hold up under such immense pressure? And when all is said and done, can she face her overwhelming feelings of grief and guilt and still survive?
Just as the first book delivered an incredible (and powerful) character-driven narrative, A Legacy of Poison and Lies does the same! In fact, Victoria builds on the foundation laid down in ALOSAS and makes it shine even brighter. So let’s talk about Zylah, shall we? Because she’s now dealing with a lot of fallout, and I *love* that we’re given a reality check within these pages. You can’t expect someone grieving to bounce back, like it’s no big deal. It’s going to be a struggle. It’s going to get heavy. And that weight only gives even more substance to how well this book is written! I am a complete fangirl over Zylah, but she really is a heroine truly worth loving.
Now, I’m still on a character-filled happiness boost, because I need to talk about Kopi. I know, I know, I’m dedicating space to an owl. But this tiny ball of feathers has a hold of my heart, just as Faithful does in Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet! Seriously read this series and tell me I’m wrong! So many think Kopi’s the representative of Pallia, one of the original Fae. And you know what? I wouldn’t be too surprised!
Within A Legacy of Poison and Lies, Victoria really has set the bar super high. And I’m talking *astronomically* high, in terms of world building, emotion and danger! I was so busy trying to remember to breathe through this rollercoaster of a book, and that’s when you *know* you’ve got a winner. When it leaves a reader breathless and committed to turning pages, no matter the hour? You’ve created something special!
No downside! I just want MORE.
A Legacy of Poison and Lies by indie author Victoria J. Price is a staggeringly good NA fantasy, full of emotion and danger. I couldn’t love this any more if I tried! Honestly! This book (and its predecessor) is a perfect tale for anyone who wants to read about heartache, courage and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds. If you love the sound of this story from my review? Just click on the link below to pre-order a copy! Happy reading, glitterbugs!
You can pre-order A Legacy of Poison and Lies via this link: Amazon