"LEGACY is simple but effective, succeeding largely on the author's ability to craft a sympathetic and human character in Alera. Few, if any, of the other characters are as fully realized, but the strong fairy-tale feel (think Grimm or Lang, not Disney) allows it to work. A thoroughly entertaining read, LEGACY shows a lot of promise, for Kluver and her princess."
From the Publisher
Seventeen-year-old Crown Princess Alera, pressured to marry a man she detests, is attracted to sixteen-year-old Narian, who had been abducted for a sinister purpose as an infant by the enemy and has just returned to his homeland. Together, Alera and Narian must find a way to alter their fates as well as those of their kingdoms. Original.
Filled with adventure, romance, and coming-of-age experiences, LEGACY was written when the author was 14-years-old. Princess Alera of Hytanica has been raised in a culture of oppression, and finds that it will continue with her impending marriage to the repellent Lord Steldor. But when she meets Narian, a fascinating boy from Cokyri, the kingdom's enemy, everything changes. As Alera's eyes become opened to the truth of her circumstances, and a brutal history of war touching everyone in the kingdom, intrigues and complications abound.