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Legacy Lost

(The Syrena Legacy #0.5)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  2,797 ratings  ·  285 reviews
He is a mer-prince, she is the mermaid princess that his family orders him to marry so that their kingdoms unite. Grom dreads this arrangement, until he meets Nalia — both beautiful and smart, she's everything he ever wanted. But just when their connection grows deeper, tragedy strikes.

Legacy Lost is a prequel story to Anna Banks' debut novel, OF POSEIDON.
ebook, 32 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Tom Doherty Associates
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It's broken.

I did not expect that kind of ending at all. I thought Legacy Lost was going to be an okay but cute kind of novella that would lead up to this mind blowing-ly amazing ending that would make me want to dive into the next book as soon as possible. Well, it did blow my mind. IN A SAD FREAKING WAY.

Legacy Lost was about Nalia and Grom. Now they have an arranged marriage, which most children of royalty have. It starts off with neither of them wanted to
2 Stars

I'll admit, Grom and Nalia's story was intricate; it had tension filled moments but also incredibly cute ones as well. However, my main problem with this story is how rushed it felt. Granted, it is a novella but that just means unnecessary details need to be cut and the climax needs to have an obvious, but not choppy, path. In Legacy Lost, the characters (especially Grom) change too much and too quickly for it to seem realistic. From hating Nalia in the beginning of the book, Grom does a
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This novella was an amazing extra. When meeting Grom in 'of Poseidon' I was intrigued and wanted to know more about him and Nalia's story and even though it's just a short novella, it's so well developed. The author gives this short story so much dept and feelings and it makes my read of 'Of Triton' (which I'm currently reading) so much more intense and emotional! So I can really recommend reading this novelle at least before you start reading 'of Triton' so you get the full reading experience < ...more
Jodi Davis
This can be read for free here.

This prequel covers the story of Grom and Nalia, third generation, first borns of their respected kingdoms. They are to be mated to keep the gifts of the generals available to their race. They start out disliking each other, but it quickly changes to love.

I know this was a prequel and meant to be short before of it, but it almost seemed a little too short. Their interactions were small and shallow. I really wasnt fond of either one of them. Grom is pigheaded and s
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Why I was so interested in reading Legacy Lost is the fact that I really was considering buying Of Poseidon. Legacy Lost is the prequel of the latter, so it gave me a general view of what this book is about. I’m sure many things will change because I’ve read the summary blurb on Goodreads
#17 of 2020

4 "This is SO tragically beautiful" stars.

Another prequel to the Syrena Legacy series.
I am ready to start with nr. 1 now.
Sarah Elizabeth
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I didn't like this story at first, but as it got going it got really good!
Grom and Nalia were actually pretty sweet together, even though they didn't like each other to start with, and I really wanted them to be happy. That was never going to be the case though, and the way their story ended was really sad! Poor Grom and Nalia!
7.5 out of 10
Ashley Chen
May 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
This little novella was OK, considering I didn't expect too much from it. It managed to entertain me even though it had all of the from-hate-to-insta-love-in-secs-bc-she-turned-boootiful-over-the-years, the MC annoyed me quite a bit (I just wanted to hit his stupid little mouth so many times), it was incredibly cheesy and the ending was melodramatic, à la a certain other tragic love story (view spoiler).

This (and all the other short stories I r
Sage Elizabeth
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
.4.) The Stranger ★★★
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-story
This story is funny, and romantic, and has just a taste of political intrigue. It adds a few new ideas about what merpeople and their society might be like, but it is mainly a story of two (mer)people and how they struggle with freedom versus responsibility. However, having seen reviews of the main novel, Of Poseidon, I see that the character development does not get any better in a longer story, and the little twinges of sexism in this story only get worse in the subsequent book, which is a sha ...more
Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
You can read the prequel, Legacy Lost by Anna Banks, here. ...more
Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~
do i... like grom and nalia... more than galen and emma??
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice short read that gives some background on Grom and Nalia. It’s nice to have a back story on the two of them and see how they were together before she “died”.
Definitely worth the read but it is short and doesn’t go into a lot of detail on their relationship.
Natália Lopes
This novella is the story of how Grom and Nalia fell in love, despite being forced to mate because of their position as third-generation firstborn Royals of their respective houses, the tragic accident and the ruse between the kingdoms,. I liked it, despite being in Grom's POV (I'm not sure I like Grom very much). Nalia's is a fun, smart and free-spirited character and she doesn't appreciate the restrictions she'll be under after her marriage, and that's one of the things that furthers the trage ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Legacy Lost is book #0.5 in the Of Poseidon series. It's basically the background between Grom and Nalia and everything that happened before Of Poseidon. I kinda wonder though, was Galen and Rayna around during this time? They weren't mentioned at all though, so maybe not?

I don't know what I was expecting from Legacy Lost, I just know I had to have more of the Of Poseidon world. In Of Poseidon, we don't really spend too much time in the kingdoms or underwater much and in Legacy Lost we're never
Maggie Ollmann
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Personal response
I though at the start of this book Grom was not a nice Syena. He was full of himself, and did not give Naila a fair chance. He did learn his lesson, but he learned it to late. I though this was a good book, and I want to read the rest of her books.

Grom is talking about his life and how he doesn’t want things to go a certain way, but he knows that it will have to be. The Poseidon princess is Nalia. Grom can’t even see it being possible for him to love the ugly princess. He kn
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
Even so, Grom can’t help but think the Syrena lost more than both of them. [...] But also a hope, one passed down from generation to generation. A hope for a prosperous future. A hope for protection from the humans once they inevitably invade every part of the ocean.

3.5 Stars at least.

I had been debating on reading the series, The Syrena Legacy, until I read this prequel. Although it's short, like really short, which kind of downplays the interactions between Grom and Nalia severely, it does
Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!)
As a prequel, Legacy Lost did good in opening the way for the main story. Or, as in my case, creating a deeper understanding of events from the main book.

While reading Of Poseidon, I had wondered about Grom and Nalia. What had happened? Legacy Lost answers that question. I found Grom to be a bit shallow, due to his sudden change of heart towards Nalia ("Oh wow, she is beautiful now! I want her as a mate.") So, as you can imagine, I was surprised when I found myself quite endeared to him by the e
Score: 2.5 star

I want to give it that final .5 and round it up to three, but the truth is that I really didn't like this story. Grom is a shallow jackass, Nalia a silly girl and there was no believable emotional connection between the two, and, since the whole weight of the story rests on that connection, that's why it failed for me. I've had an Arc of Of Poseidon for months and, to be honest, I wasn't that interested in reading it. Strangely enough, I want to read it now because I have a theory
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
The story of Grom & Nalia.

I felt like Grom's feelings towards Nalia flipped pretty drastically from hate to love. I wasn't fully convinced on their love story at first.

I found Grom a bit annoying but liked Nalia. I also liked her friend Freya and how she had to answer every one of Grom's questions because he's a royal.

Eventually they fell in love and this was my favorite quote "I don't believe in the pull... besides that I think the pull would pale in comparison to the way I feel about you" .

Nay Denise
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good novella. I learned a lot about Nalia aka Emma's mom. I can't believe she faked her death. It's so crazy. The fact that she felt the pull to Grom means she knew she was destined to be with him, but she avoided it not caring about how it would affect others. I wonder how this will play out in Of Triton now.

Will Emma have to pay for her mother's mistakes? Will her mother end up being with Grom after all? Will the Syrena's be accepting of Nalia or even Emma. Definitely a great n
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I started reading this novella, because I intend to read the series and I like to read my books in chronological order. I was very sad and heartbroken at the ending, but still intrigued at what the full length books in the series will be about. I love mermaids though, so I'm hoping I love the series as well.
The Un-Martha
Oct 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Quick read. It's a prequel novella, so a back story read and wish I had read the first book or series first. That being said the series has decent reviews... will give it a whirl and review when I get the actual series.
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Cute little story. Sad ending.
Still kinda mad that Grom only started liking her because of her looks. I don't know that just made me mad and upset. But since I read the first book I think it's more then that
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
wah and now i badly wanted to know why the hell nalia left..O>O the wait is definitely slowly agonizingly killing me >< ...more
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This lovely short read tells the story of Grom and Nalia. It was interesting to read into Grom's perspective, and his reactions to Nalia wanting to get closer to the humans.
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
this was a nice story to learn more about the background of nalia and grom and it was good to bridge the gap while im waiting for of triton ( which is hopefully, hopefully going to arrive today)
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
A little hard to follow, nevertheless, I enjoyed it!
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I definately liked this more than the first book! Wish i could have read more to this story.
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