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The Zodiac Legacy: Balance of Power

(Zodiac Legacy #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  664 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Steven Lee always thought that having superpowers would make him happy, make life easier, and make everything more fun. He was wrong.
Steven, now 16 years old, has spent years living with the power of the Tiger. But now, on the edge of a catastrophe that could destroy not only Steven and his super powered friends, but every Zodiac in the world, Steven will have to decide
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Disney Press
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⚓Its me Irina the READER⚓
Actually rating 3.5 stars. This book was very very slow in the beginning. But it really came through in the end. But I still cant get over the fact that it took me a little under a month to finish this book. Therefore the highest rating I could give it would be a 3.5. ...more
Tam I
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
A disappointing end to this series.
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Writing Plot- A Characters- A+/- Theme- A Setting- A Ending- A-
Described: Third and finale of the Legend of Zodiac Legacy for the Fate
Grade: A-

This was the Final Adventure Been Told by Stan Lee a year before passed away

After I read 2 pervious, I finally finished it and heres my opinion-
The Third is really good. This Focus about The Zodiacs And The Vanguard Are Stand Together as team to fight against the Maniac of the Maxwells Dragon to take over the world (😒 Yeah, Yeah. This is very
Marco Morano
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This was such a great conclusion to this series! Overall, I kinda saw some things coming based on the last two books, but for the most part, it didn't matter much to me. While this book is technically YA, it has a stronger middle-grade feel to it and I think it works better as a middle-grade novel.
Bibliophilic Richard
Nov 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
Actual Rating: 2.5 / 5
Mark Buxton
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
My name is Roxanne, and membership on the Zodiac team has changed drastically. Steven was able to restore our powers, but we've been joined by our former enemies to fight Maxwell, although the Dragon has totally taken him over. These people were trying to kill us only a few, short months ago, and now we're supposed to trust them? Steven's parents showed us a video of the Dragon's devastation in Alaska, but we aren't sure where to find the creature now. Steven doesn't know what we should do; he's ...more
Nandini Vakde
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it
RATING: 3 stars

This book was underwhelming, in my opinion. The first book was just... plain good, I guess, and the characters felt more realistic. I dont know how its possible for a plot to go downhill as the series progresses and for the characters to get worse? But this book sort of managed that, unfortunately.

Which is sad, because I loved the pictures- which were also better in the first book- and the story. Like the idea of Zodiac powers was so cool, but I feel like this book was a letdown.
Claire Kandle
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This series reads like a superhero/martial arts movie: a lot of action descriptions. The characters also engage in some deep soul searching while they fight the bad guys. I think the plot was weak in the way the story ended; events did not seem to unfold naturally, rather the story was forced to a conclusion in a way that was unsatisfactory. However, Stan Lee's empathy for the struggles of humanity was very much present, and made this read more enjoyable.
Tangeree Gillette
Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it
So, I really liked the first two but was intensely disappointed with this one Im not sure if there will be more but the ending was uneventful ...more
Jo Stevens
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
It wouldn't be bad if the authors made the characters older. I mean seriously Kim and Steven are just kids. Abandoned kids at that. In Steven's case abandoned several times over.
Cory Firestine
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the epic finale of the Zodiac Legacy series, The Balance of Power entertains from the first page to the last. Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, and Andie Tong finish their wonderful collaboration series with a bang. Or should be a snarl? If you've read the previous volumes, you have no choice but to finish the thrilling trilogy of Steven Lee and the Zodiacs, where it may not be just Maxwell that the team needs to be worried about.
After their blistering battle with Maxwell, having the Zodiac powers
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Balance of Power is the third and final book in the Zodiac Legacy. Steven is now in command of the Zodiac group even though his powers have been stripped. Converts who now see that Maxwell is losing his grip on the Dragon power and his sanity have joined their group but don't necessarily like the idea of answering to a 16 year old boy with no military training. At the beginning of this book, Steven is leading them all on a mission to try and rescue Kim and also restore their powers. Steven ...more
Emily P.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
16-year-old Steven Lee and the rest of the Zodiacs are back for another adventure, and this time the existence of everyone on Earth is at risk. Over the course of the last two books, all of the Zodiacs have come together with the idea that the evil dragon is really out of control, and it will take the powers of the other 11 powers to bring down the Dragon.

Like something out of an X-Men plot (with superheroes and villains coming together to fight a bigger evil), this book builds as different
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book to The Zodiac Legacy. It starts off with an action packed adventure to save their friend and get back their powers. In the last one, the enemy took all their powers and became the strongest of them all, the dragon. Except the dragon was too strong and took over his soul causing the dragon to be in control. Now the team fights the most dangerous creature on the planet. Steven, the tiger, leads his team into the finale phase of the battle, to truly defeat Maxwell. This is ...more
Michael Franco
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Zodiac Legacy: The Balance of power

A well written book from Stan lee, Straut Moore, and Andie Tong. I would recommend this because it is a story continued from a great storyline. Last book Steven got his Zodiac powers stolen from him. Now the story continues. After Stevens powers had been taken from him for months. The man who has taken the powers from Steven is not even the biggest enemy yet. The Old friend Dragon has come back to take down Steven. Steven is not prepared yet because he
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I really enjoyed this whole series! I hope there's another one cause I'm fascinated with these characters. Such a cool take on the zodiac animals and the people who represent them. I don't want to give any spoilers but I had to force myself to put the book down so I didn't read it all in one day! It is like an action movie and a psychological thriller all in one! Plus, it is co written by one of the greatest comic book men. This series could make a really cool movie!
Rai Rp
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Its based on how his entire life is misrublue and He has super powers of the tiger and he is things that it was going to be awesome with super powers.

How to get tiger super power first go to the museum touch a anceint artifact. And then you get the tiger powers and you are undiffetable.

I liked the book its not the best but its good imight read it again if i liked it more. If the story was more intease then i would like it but it still good.s
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book was a disappointment. The dialogue was corny, Steven was as whiny as ever (maybe even more-so), and the ending was just kind of bland. I understand that Steven is young but, as Ive said before, he is annoying. Hes not sure he can be the leader, but he wont give it up to someone more experienced. He whines about his parents nonstop, and then when theyre there, he whines at them, and then when they leave, he whines some more 🙄 I dont feel sorry for him because he drives me crazy. I didnt ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maxwell is consumed by the dragon power and Steven and the team are trying to rescue Kim. She left to check on her dad because of his heart attack. Kim was kidnapped by Vanguard group, that is headed by Maxwell. All the team members seem to have family problems. Even, the leader, Steven has family issues.
Great series. Hope Stan Lee continues making more of these adventures.
Natalie Le
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book starts out with Steven Lee and his Zodiac team trying to find Kim, who's been captured by the Dragon's (Maxwell's) team. Steven Lee is set on a rollercoaster of emotions with Kim, his "girlfriend" and his parents. The team forms incredible bonds and is able to defeat the Dragon before he engulfs the world with everlasting flame.
Timothy Pitkin
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I great ending to this trilogy with a lot of development with the only disappointment I had is that the final battle did not include all of the Zodiac people but still a really great final battle. However, while they did leave a little bit of a cliffhanger I really think that this series should stay ended as I don't think it would be right to continue it without Stan Lee.
Delroy Brooks
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a kids book

I read this book to see what the themes were before my 11 yr old begins. He has enjoyed the entire series. There a re number of plot holes, yet it is still an exciting read.
The Batman
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun series that I would love to see in an animated format. The characters are great and the dialogue fairly realistic. The superpowers are cool and the story is pretty well written. Any Marvel fans would enjoy this book a lot.
Sarah Haines Whitely
I really did love this series! I think the author did a really good job of wrapping up the story line, but he did leave room for another trilogy if he wished to write one. I highly recommend this series for anyone that has interest in the zodiac signs and their powers.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
[Rating 4.5]

The beginning and the end were really action packed; the middle felt really slow even though it brought up points that would be crucial during the rest of the book.

Lol the ending feels like it could spawn off a spin off series but it's Stan Lee sooooo
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I felt like the book series could be a lot longer, because we need more of the character's backstories. We don't know any of their motivations so we aren't invested in any of them.

I do enjoy the "picture book" style of storytelling. I would read more books with cool illustrations in them.
David Hesson
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! I recommend it all the time to young readers.
Paige Canetto
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thrilling conclusion to this great series! Loved the ending and all of the characters are so dynamic and interesting. The plot was complex and interesting. Such a great read!
Marney Hawes
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A most satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) was an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing

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