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Legacy of Ash

(Legacy Trilogy #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In this action-packed epic fantasy debut, three heroes scarred by old hatreds must find a way to overcome their pasts if they are to have any chance of saving their crumbling Republic from complete destruction. Perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, and Brandon Sanderson.

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

While the armies of the Hadari Empire invade/>A
Kindle Edition, 784 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Orbit
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James Islington
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this! LEGACY OF ASH is another debut coming out this year that’s certainly worth a look if you’re into slightly more historical-feeling epic fantasy. It’s an interesting mix – it was pitched to me as A GAME OF THRONES meets Bernard Cromwell, and I don’t think that’s too far off the mark. It has great worldbuilding, and a big cast that allows the story to stay detail-oriented while maintaining quite a wide scope. There’s plenty of politics and backstabbing and generally terrible people ...more
Nils | nilsreviewsit
That was absolutely cracking! Loved it. Especially that ending 😱

Review to come soon.
Hiu Gregg
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It feels like a long time since I’ve last read a big, chunky epic fantasy book set in a pseudo-European medieval setting. Which is wild, when you think about it, seeing as these types of books are still so often the most recommended.

But reading Legacy of Ash managed to stir up a little bit of nostalgia in me. It was a similar sort of feeling to that of eating a really good meal that reminds me of your parent’s cooking. The restaurant might use fresher ingredients than you would have
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked the writing in this one and some of the characters were interesting, but the world-building felt constricted and there was way too much magic or maybe better put, magical, all-powerful beings for my taste. Still, a strong narrative kept me turning the pages somewhat to my surprise and I definitely plan to keep an eye for the next book if only to see where it goes as the ending is quite interesting.
Will.J.R. Gwynne
Jul 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Well this is quite an epic cover! Looking forward to it being released in November.
Unseen Library
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
In this week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I look at an intriguing new upcoming fantasy book that sounds like it has a lot of potential, Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward.

Here at The Unseen Library, I try to keep an eye out for upcoming books from authors I am unfamiliar with that look interesting and have a cool plot premise that I can really sink my teeth into. Legacy of Ash, which is coming out in November this year, fits all of these categories and more. Not only is it the first book in an
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now some of you know that my love affair with Epic Fantasy has taken a knock over the last couple of years. I’ve started too many books with high expectations only to find that unoriginal and repetitive plots, silly names, major coincidences just for the sake of plot and just bad characterisations and worse dialogue have killed them dead for me. Usually by the halfway point, I’ve reluctantly given up. It still pains me to type that I’ve abandoned way more than I’ve finished, much as I hate to do ...more
Molly Herbert
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
In short, I enjoyed the book. Nothing particularly novel or noteworthy, but worth reading.

This book uses a lot of familiar fantasty tropes - a noble family being punished for the actions of their deceased mother, a princess determined to prove herself as valuable as a son, users of evil magic are burned, there's a noble laying schemes to get more power and killing off others, etc. It's also set in a land that's indistinguishable from medieval Europe. But reading something familiar is
Ronnie Morriss
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Could barely put this one down.

Loved the twists.

Loved the characters, and hated some too.

Highly recommend
Maisie Dickson(SleepyWiredStudios)
This felt like a second book in a series not a starter.

extra star for the smexy cover.
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Matthew Ward is a writer, cat-servant and owner of more musical instruments than he can actually play (and considerably more than he can play well). He’s afflicted with an obsession for old places – castles, historic cities and the London Underground chief amongst them – and should probably cultivate more interests to help expand out his author biography.

After a decade serving as a pri
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