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by Jude Hatcher Bangs

ISBN: 1-4257-0968-0 (Trade Paperback)
ISBN: 1-4257-0969-9 (Hardback)
Pages: 368
Pub. Date: September 2006
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Kai Fendragon is on a quest to reach The Far Isles. Along the way Kai encounters Thirlingen, a barb-tailed dragon; Creech, a blood thirsty troll; Pagan, a family ghost, and a black Enchanter who wants to kill all who bear Kai’s family name. He learns more about his Elvish roots and that he shall be the last to wield the extreme power gained on his eighteenth birthday… a power which will place huge responsibility on a young Elf’s shoulders.

In this second book, Kai is growing up, ever becoming more and more his own “man” so to speak. The book is has a cast of like able characters. Even though there were a considerable number of them, the manner in which Legend is written makes it easy to keep track. At first glance, it appears the characters are just hanging out, but later on in the story it turns out that each one plays a pivotal role. While at times the story line is a little predictable, it does not detract because book two has its own twists and turns.

I appreciated the fact that the author paid attention to detail and tied up all the loose ends. The characters were consistent, just as they were in book one. Even if fantasy is not your genre, I would highly recommend this book, because in the end, it is a very enjoyable read and a fun story.—Gracie Lightfoot, Associate Editor