Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Legacy (The Legacy Series, #1)” as Want to Read:
Legacy (The Legacy Series, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read Book


(The Legacy #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  21 reviews
This is an updated cover edition of ISBN13: 9788283310207.

A thief, a lover, and a toymaker; drawn together by fate; unlikely champions against a powerful and remorseless enemy. When not fighting each other, they must defeat the powerful Lord Norwich, and end his plan to unleash global violence and crown himself emperor of the world. No problem.

But behind the scenes, the Tr
Paperback, 362 pages
Published August 28th 2016 by Nordland Publishing (first published March 16th 2015)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Legacy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Legacy

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The prologue was predictable I figured out who the Trickster was the moment he opened his mouth(my naturally suspicious mind had kicked into overdrive, which was the reason) but I kept reading because it mentioned Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, King Arthur, Excalibur, and so on (the legends of King Arthur *fangirl over here*) and toward the end revealing who he really was confirmed I was right. Part of me couldn't feel sorry for Thooranu and the other human part of me allowed myself to give him a modi ...more
Julia Pike
One of the reasons I enjoyed this book, is that there are several characters within it that I care about. Michelle cleverly links together the lives of a few characters that are motivated by different reasons. Their lives become entangled in a beautiful web that we get to watch as they become more ensnared with each other for better or worse.

The brotherly and sisterly bond between Clover and Archie is moving to witness. As a young girl, Clover is insightful, smart and lovable. Archie is frantica
Michael R.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent steampunk fantasy novel set in the present world, the first of the Legacy series has an extremely in-depth character cast, in which you actually care what happens to the characters. This is hard to do in fantasy these days, but the author rises up to the challenge remarkably.

My favorite character in this by far is Clover, a young girl who is light-years beyond her age. The thief Pierce is also one of the best designed of his genre I have read in a long time. A thief with morals is
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fascinating and imaginative book. This was just such a pleasant surprise. The synopsis was vague enough that I went into this without really knowing what to expect, but a couple of pages into the prologue I knew it was going to be good.

If I'm being perfectly honest, to go into too much detail about the plot would 1) sound incredibly convoluted and 2) ruin a lot of the charm of this book. One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the timing that information was revealed. You re
William Bitner Jr.
Genre - Fantasy/Steampunk
Pages - 364

Just finished reading “Legacy (The Legacy #1)” by Michelle Lowe. I would like to thank Michelle for gifting me an e-copy of this wonderful romp. While this book is described as Fantasy/Steampunk, it has many different elements from other genres like paranormal, adventure, and historical fiction to name a few. A Victorian Era story that takes place mostly in the South of England with some unforgettable characters. There are some unlikely alliances which add to
Jonathan Fesmire
For the sake of full disclosure, I'm letting you know that Michelle Lowe is a friend of mine. That said, I strive to be honest in my reviews and if I don't like a book that an author friend of mine wrote, I simply don't review it. If I think it deserves a three to five star review, then I will, and to me, "Legacy" is a five star tale.

Michelle has the ability to weave complex story lines and ideas into a compelling narrative, and that's what you'll find in "Legacy." Here characters are well-round
Todd Simpson
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly Entertaining. I really enjoyed this story. It was so well written and easy to read. Michelle E Lowe has done a fabulous job with the plot. I also love an Author that can pull me into the story, and I get caught up in it for hours, not wanting to do anything else but read. This is certainly one of those books.
Tarquin Norwich was a man that many feared, and even his own children didn’t feel completely safe around him. Tarquin was a man that was used to getting what he wanted. Being the
Jay Williams
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book gets off to a slow start, but eventually becomes intense as unlikely comrades must overcome their suspicions of each other and work together to save each others life. There are many interesting characters, but surely the most interesting is the ten year old girl, Clover, who has more courage and sense than all of the others. Her father, Tarquin Norwich, is perfectly willing to kill her and anyone else who displeases him. After a long plod through skirmishes and escapes the characters a ...more
Mehreen Ahmed
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Steampunk/Fantasy novel, by Michelle Lowe is a fascinating read. The "other worldly" sense created here resonates the planet earth, yet has a transcendental effect, even with all the gory details of killed and cooked animal parts, makes for a bold metaphor from the outset of what to expect. It is a book of mystery and intrigue and a great story to boot. But what's fascinated me most is the poetry of writing, the literary allusions, the magical atmosphere, the power of description, and above ...more
Lisa Marie
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story captivated me quite quickly; this has a feeling of writing/story style blend of Ken Follett (Pillars of the Earth) and Tanith Lee. I really enjoyed it! For me, this was an ideal easy breezy summer read
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure about this book in the beginning but I real grew on me. There is a lot of mythos mashed together to form an endearing story.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
It took me a little while to get going with this book as the opening section felt a bit like it was trying too hard and actually while clearly setting up for something (and I'm assuming that it takes place later on in the series), it didn't seem to have much relevance to the section of the Legacy series that happens directly in this book.

Once I got past the opening and we started to meet the main characters though, I found myself carried along with the story and by the end I was rooting for Arc
Annie (iliveandbreathewords)
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. (Sorry it took me so long.)

First, let me start by saying that I liked this book. I didn't love it, but I liked it.
I liked the characters, from Pierce to Archie to Clover to Indigo. Although I do have some issues with them, as you'll see later, I did find them enjoyable to read about. I liked the settings. I'm a sucker for historical settings. I just love them. I liked the mixture of historical fiction and fantasy elements.
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fine writers are first and foremost fine storytellers. You know you've found that storyteller when the piece you are reading captivates your imagination and allows you to sink down into the story and keep reading until (at least in my case) the words swim around on the page (or screen) and your eyes beg for sleep even though your mind wants more.

Michelle Lowe is off to a fine start with book one of her "Legacy" series. The cast of characters is diverse, and they interact on several levels which
Masood Vahdani
Michelle Lowe in her novel Legacy: Volume 1 offers a classic approach to the fantasy genre. Legacy tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Pierce (a notorious outlaw), Archie (the younger son of the villainous Lord Tarquin), and Clover (the young sister of Archie). Archie, with the help of Clover, and in following his father’s order captures Pierce. The latter knows about the whereabouts of Indigo Peachtree, a genius toy maker who has discovered a dark secret from ancient times. The po ...more
Olly Ferrie
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure:: I received a reviewer's copy of this book in advance. I didn't get any compensation.
This is a seriously fantastic novel. I grew up in the South of England where this novel is (mostly) set, and it was a real nostalgia trip for me, but the nostalgia is set amidst some fast-paced action. It was actually very hard to tell where the plot would be moving, and that's what I liked about it. So many things could have been stereotypical but were not.The characters were colourful and very
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. There were some great elements of magic and fantasy in it. I feel like this for me was a fantasy adventure tale. I enjoyed the characters in this book. I think the author is a great storyteller. I will be excited to read book 2. I think there was a great strong female character who was just a kid. I think this series is going to be a great one. * I received this book from the author ---this is my honest review*
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Ms. Lowe is clearly a creative thinker, but her vision, for this book at least; is not clear. It is a jumble of imagery and verbal gymnastics paired up along side a cast of characters which is unbelievable at best. (Even for a steampunk novel.)
Claire Casey
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I found it highly intriguing and I could not stop turning the page. I loved the characters and I found myself drawn to them for a wide variety of reasons. I am looking forward to reading more in the Legacy series.
Mike Boring
rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2017
rated it it was amazing
May 03, 2017
Emily Robinson
rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2018
Laird Bruce
rated it it was amazing
Aug 01, 2018
Apr 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
This was a give away. A colorful cast of characters occupies this novel. The way they are portrayed I hated a character in one chapter and felt sorry for them in the next. Lowe seems to take her inspiration from many fantasy and epic works. The plot covers many locations and time periods. Some story lines are not fully developed in this work but may be later in the series. This was my first foray into the steam punk sub-genre. Reads who are more familiar with this kind of literatur ...more
rated it it was ok
Jul 10, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2018
S.E. Berrow
Veteran indie author Michelle Lowe gave me a free eBook copy of her seventh book Legacy -- the first in a seven-part Steampunk series -- in exchange for an honest review. Not wanting to let the author down (and I must apologise to Michelle for taking so long to get around to reading it as well; I generally don't do well reading books off of computer screens), I was really delighted when Legacy turned out to be a well-written, fast-paced adventure that takes place across both sides of the English ...more
D.D. Croix
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Kelly Evans
rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Apr 10, 2017