Author: Nance Bulow-Morgan
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Published: August 27, 2010
paperback, 330 pages
Legend Destiny found an ordinary girl embarking on a journey to control her extraordinary powers.
It made her an extraordinary heroine on a mission to retake her city and her people from an oppressive overlord hell bent to destroy them.
Legend Destiny is a pretty good read. It follows many of the conventions and formulas of the fantasy genre, but the thing that makes this book better than many are its characters. The author does a really good job of writing the characters. She is able to make you feel for Diony, the main character. You get to know her and genuinely like her. The story begins in earnest when Diony is attacked and raped by one of the Overlord’s men. She now must run and hide because she is wanted for the death of the guard. She begins meeting and being helped by a myriad of different people. Diony’s compatriots are portrayed as likeable and sympathetic. Really the only thing that distracts form the story is the formulaic plot of regular kid grows up to find that she is key to the legend of how to defeat the evil Overlord that rules the city by oppression and cruelty.
Overall this is still a fun read with solid characters and good writing. If there are other stories that follow with these same characters, I would look forward to continuing their story.