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Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite
Ian Lewis has a terrific way of building suspense in From Legend, his first book in The Reeve series. This is the driving tale of Logan Hale, a man haunted by a woman who chose the life of a traveling missionary for the Higher Aggregate over a life with him, and a legacy left by his father. This legacy pushes Logan to hone his skills and become the protector of his city, Beldenridge. Despite his training and strong desire to live up to his father and keep his people safe, a suspicious death hints at the return of an old enemy – one so horrible and vicious most feared if the city would survive an attack.
From Legend by Ian Lewis was a surprising and intense read. Though it took me a moment to embrace the use of flashbacks throughout the book, the story itself kept me reading page after page. Lewis creates his world with a deft hand, with writing that is both vivid and powerful. His fight scenes have a raw realism that stands out against the desperate longing for security and love in his main characters. None of From Legend is overwritten as Lewis fashions his scenes with just the right amount of words to bring his world to life and draw the reader in. It is one of the best fantasy stories I’ve read in a while, crafted to captivate a person’s attention until the end and leave them wanting more. Definitely worth checking out. A great read.