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(Copula Chronicles #4)

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  48 reviews
“I have returned to an evolved earth. A place I no longer recognize. A self I no longer recognize. My name is Jesca Sera. My reality has been pierced and it is with absolute certainty that nothing will ever be the same in our world again. One thing is certain. I hold the blueprint of our salvation.” ~ Jesca

With Jesca’s return from beyond the veil with Xander, Nate, and E
Published June 24th 2016 by CHBB Publishing (first published May 12th 2014)
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kelly {BookCrushin}
This review was originally posted on my blog:

In my spoiler-free series overview below, please be aware that it may include small things from books 1-3 in the series, but never any major plot spoilers. I will not include any spoilers for the 4th & final book. This is your fair warning, if you have not read books 1-3 in the series, please avoid.


I like an original story. I like any story that entertains & captivates me. That is exactly what the Piercing th
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Epic Series Finale - Sad to See it Go!
This is the fourth and final book in The Copula Chronicles and the series needs to be read in order beginning with Origin, then Descend, followed by Ascend leading up to this book. This entire series has been phenomenal, with each installment getting better and better. The author has done such a terrific job with this series. I am a fan for life. The characters of this series are so impressive, masterfully created and so totally real. I so much enjoyed my jo
T Paul
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I started this series I wasn't sure if it was something that would be of interest since it wasn't the type of book I normally read. I continued on, at first because once I start I can't stop unless I finish it completely. Before long I couldn't stop because I was so totally wrapped up in the story that I was captivated. This series is amazing. Remarkably written, beautifully told and one of the best I've read. Without spoiling anything the ending was phenomenal! The relationships between th ...more
C. Erani Kole
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
*received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

NNNOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so obvious who she was going to choose but still I chose who I chose and I chose wrong. T____T But that god for that epilogue or I'd be a very sad puppy. This was an intense read, a great way to end the chronicles and Jesca's story. I mean what a journey this way! Usually I go for faeries and the mainstream magic but this really held my attention. I enjoyed the whole series with the way it engaged my
Adrienne Cobbs
A fitting end to a great series!

Venessa Kimball has outdone herself! Transcending the Legacy continues the story of Piercing the Fold and brings it to an exciting climax and a bittersweet end. I was on the edge of my seat and engrossed in the story! It is a wonderful story with many twists and turns! Loved it!
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, sci-fi, new-adult
I think I liked this book the best of the four books. The writing is vastly improved and the pace is fast. The characters have evolved a lot. The book starts out right after the last one with Jesca no longer linked to either Nate or Xander. A good action packed conclusion to the series. 4 stars.
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, favorites, arc
What an absolute corker of an ending!! Oh Vanessa, you had me crying girl.

I wish I was just starting the series again, if you have not read any of it yet because you are checking out the review, well then you can stop now because I confirm what I hope those that had reviewed before me have said and tell you this is one action packed book, if you are of the nervous nail biting when stressed affliction, please think about protecting them nails.

Jesca and co return from beyond the veil a year after
Tammy Hall
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about how to leave you guessing that is exactly what happened in Transcending the Legacy for me. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen BAM guess again. Out of the four books I think this one is the one that leaves me the most breathless and heart sick. I cheered on Jesca and hoped with all that was in me that she would pull this off that her sacrifice would be enough. As she sets out with the rest of the guardians to save our world from total inhalation. I bank my trust in Je ...more
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow...this is an emotional ride of a book. By now we are fully invested in all the characters in the series and we have our goodies and baddies and are firmly routing for our heroes and heroines. However a year has past since the last book and Earth has not come out of it well with the absence of Jesca and her loved ones. Earth is taken over by aliens and it is up to Jesca and her fellow Guardians to save humans and Earth as they knew it.
With this book you are going to struggle with some of the
Carissa Janes
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-2016
I just finished this book, and I'm a little shell-shocked. As I got closer and closer to the end, it wasn't going how I thought it would so I was reading faster and faster, since I "knew" what had to happen in such a short amount of space, but still. I'm blown away.

I don't want to give spoilers away, and I'll try to keep this as vague as possible. As I was reading this story, the vivid descriptions had it playing out like a movie in my mind. I pictured the facilities they stayed at, what the Dwe
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
After failing to seal the veil on their way back from that hellish world, Jesca, Nate, Ezra, Xander and Sebastian all return a year later to a very different Earth. One which humans cannot survive without a Copula implanted in their neck to help cope with the changing levels of elements. Unfortunately, this means there are no more linked guardians and their abilities have disappeared for a time.
The ability to read each other’s’ thoughts and the ensuing emotional tension that created is gone from
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an epic conclusion to this series…
With each addition to this series, I find myself increasingly invested in the characters and their struggles, and this final book was no exception. With a year having passed since the Guardians launched themselves through the wormhole to save Ezra and Nate, the Earth is not the same place that they left and is now populated by Dwellers, who are outright creepy. Once again, I found myself starting off frustrated with Jesca’s notion that that she needed to fi
Bethany Mcarthur
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an ending. I feel like I have been through it all with this series and it's characters. There has been love, hate, redemption, and sacrifice. A year has passed without Jesca and her team and a lot has changed on earth. It has been taken over by dwellers and the climate is toxic to most people. Jesca and her team of guardians must make their way to the final destination and fulfill the prophecy. The way the past and present is woven seamlessly together in this series but this book in particu ...more
Bryan Rainey
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Venessa writes in a way that just makes you want to read all the way through in one sitting. This is an absolutely fabulous book in a wonderful series. Jesca Gershom Kahn goes through hell and back as she tries to fulfill her legacy. Along the way she finds that her legacy has more twists and turns in it than even she realizes.

Venessa allows you into the mind of Jesca and how hard this is on her. More than once in this book does Jesca's adventure pull hard on your heart strings. There were a few
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the conclusion to the Copula Chronicles, Ms. Kimball has continued to write an interesting and thought provoking story. When Jesca and the other Guardians return to Earth, they find it a very different place. It is up to Jesca and her fellow Guardians to save Earth.

The characters continue to be interesting and developed. Jesca continues to take on burdens by herself but as the heroine that is likely expected. She also has the big destiny to finish.

A lot happens in this novel but it also doe
Jennifer Treviño
A GREAT SERIES for any SCI-FI Fan!! I've enjoyed this series from the start, & have been patiently awaiting this finale. Kimball does a wonderful job of bringing us tons of scientific goodness that even the not-so-science-savvy can appreciate & understand. There is so much going on through this series as a whole that after reading all of the books I am still amazed. I now appreciate Kimball's attention to detail even more. Each and every book definitely surpassed the last.
If you are in search of
Barbara Gartman
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I was never a fan of Sci-fi books until I was introduced to the Copula Chronicals. However, this is a very special series and it has had me hooked from the very beginning. Venessa's writing is so imaginative that you get so wrapped up in the characters, feel what they are feeling and experience what they are experiencing. You just can't help but be drawn into the characters' storyline. Legacy is by far the most intense of the four books because this is where you finally ge ...more
Karen Chappell
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received arcs of all 4 books in this series in exchange for a honest review. First of all i do not read scifi books.After reading the blurb for the first book,i knew i was interested in giving it a chance.
The story revolves around scientific research evolving and alien type beings from a different dimension, trying to demolish earth as we know it. More importantly the characters stand out and are the ones who made me want to keep reading. Basically the books remind me of a cross between quantu
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this entire series. I would recommend it. I would actually like to read more on the history or if possible the future of this story. I loved the way each book tied together and that before I started the series I was told right up front that all books are not necessarily Stand alone books. I truly hate cliff hangers but these weren't to bad. each booked did finish the part of the story but left me wanting to find out more. the last book tied it all up so I was not left sitting here thinkin ...more
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this is an ARC given in exchange for an honest re-view
so what if you are chosen to sacrifice yourself or will it be someone you love .
and what if you lose a few people you care about .
what if it was their choice to save you .
and can the world be saved . can everyone survive or will those who try to survive don;t how will humanity survive can a ritual save man kind or will it be forever changed .
and can Jesca and her friends be happy or will there be a hole in their lives due to the sacrific
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is an ARC given in exchange for an honest re-view
so what if you are chosen to sacrifice yourself or will it be someone you love .
and what if you lose a few people you care about .
what if it was their choice to save you .
and can the world be saved . can everyone survive or will those who try to survive don;t how will humanity survive can a ritual save man kind or will it be forever changed .
and can Jesca and her friends be happy or will there be a hole in their lives due to the sacrific
Denette Herrera
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal Series Finale!

After a brief time across the veil, Jesca & the others return to find a year has passed on Earth and events have taken a drastic turn for the worst. Jesca has to rise above it all & save the world but she doesn't have to do it alone! Humanity has dwindled but those that remain are willing to put their very lives on the line to save those they love and the world. The culmination of The Copula Chronicles comes to an outstanding end that will have you flipping pages almost
Lorraine Fleming
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The final book in the series
Jesca has returned with Nate, Xander, Ezra and the others from across the veil but everything has changed, our world has been altered and they must have new Copulas implanted or they won't survive on our planet anymore. The new devices mean Jesca and Nate are no longer paired but her feeling are just as strong and the triangle continues wih them and Xander.
The job of the guardians is now to close the connection to the other planet/realm and return the creatures who ha
Marilyn Miller
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't way to finish this series as always I was on the edge of my seat. Jesca, Nate, Ezra, Xander,
Ira and his brothers, Tessa and all the other guardians made me feel like I was in the story. one small sentence in the book that will keep you wondering...............The way they are scrutinizing each other silently, I know they are keeping something from us and it burns me up. You need to read this book to find out and you won't be disappointed.
Copula Chronicles 4 story series by Venessa Kim
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.... this book is the last book of the series so you have to get them all!!! Recommended Read! Like ASAP!!!.... I loved it! At first I was like iffy about sci-fi and i struggled on the first book because i got lost with formulas and etc... well the science part. Obviously, i had trouble in science. Lol... well, anyways back to my review i was also iffy because I am more of a paranormal kinda gal but Venessa knew how to put it together aside from the twists a ...more
Rosemary Hughes
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This, the 4th book of the series, culminating in everything that the other books have shown us.  The team return to earth,  and find they have been gone one earth year.  The atmosphere has changed,  causing those not implanted, to have virtually no hope of survival.  Then there are the other beings that have come through the veil, and live like parasites,  off the human hosts they ensnare.
Jesca is said to be the salvation of the human race.  I won't spoil a great story, with a few twists and tur
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This fourth book was a spectacular end to the Copula Chronicles. You have action, love and intrigue all wrapped up into a wonderful sci-fi setting. Jesca and the rest of the Guardians must make it to their destination before the evil that is taking over Earth wins. Will they make it and save everyone or will they be to late? Will Jesca be able to decide if she wants to be with Xander or Nate or will Fate decide for her? I found this series to be wonderfully written and it kept me going. I will m ...more
Adrienne Cobbs
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Copula Chronicles is a retelling of the Piercing the Fold series. Venessa decided to rewrite them for a more mature audience. The story is the same and just as engaging and exciting. Legacy is the continuing story of Jesca Gershon Sera, a young woman, who has returned to Earth from another realm. However, it isn't the Earth she knew. She must adapt to the changes as she learns more about her ancestry and her destiny. She must make a sacrifice, but it may be too great. This is a great book fo ...more
Jessica McSwain
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am sad but not because the book was bad but because it was the last.. I was given this amazing adventurous series in exchange for an honest review but I won't lie I want more. This book is more of the one that brings everything together and I to perspective. New friends are made and paths picked. Choices made and hurt can't be controlled. You want to hug and be there for Jesca no matter how hard you try to remember this is just a story but it's so captivating that you feel like it can happen t ...more
Jacklynn Sizemore
This book is just as amazing as the rest of this series. I could not put it down. It's filled with amazing adventure and action with amazing guardians that fight off the dwellers and try save the world form them. I just love all the guardian their all amazing and unique. Now this book had me laughing, so yelling, and crying. I love a book that can make me feel so much differ things about it. The Piercing The Fold series is so a must read!!!!! ...more
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Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on her writing journey with her Young Adult urban fantasy thriller series, The Copula Chronicles. Venessa has also written a compelling Young Adult contemporary novel, Dismantling Evan. Her most recent series, the Crossing Stars Duet series - Cross the Stars Book 1 and Steal the Moon Book 2 - is her first Adult contempo ...more

Other books in the series

Copula Chronicles (5 books)
  • Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold, #1)
  • Surfacing the Rim (Piercing the Fold, #2)
  • Ascending the Veil (Piercing the Fold, #3)
  • The Copula Chronicles,  Complete Collection (Copula Chronicles # 1 - # 4)

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