One man obsessed with power.
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.
- Title: The Legacy
- Author: Melissa Delport
- ISBN: 9780620596367 (ISBN13: 9780620596374)
- Series: Legacy Trilogy Book #1
- Published: March 5th 2013 by Reach Publishers
- Format: eARC
- Genre: Speculative Fiction
- Page Count: 366
- Source: Tracey McDonald Publishers
“Eric Dane has segregated the wealth and resources that remain, giving a select few the highest chance of survival and leaving the rest to starve!”
World War 3 lasted twelve days and almost eradicated the human species. Growing up in post nuclear America, Rebecca Davis remained blissfully ignorant of the despotic leadership that had seized what was previously the most powerful nation in the world. When the truth is revealed and Rebecca discovers that everything she has been taught is a lie, she is determined to fight for the life that she has not been allowed to live.
In order to do this, Rebecca has to cross the boundary fences and venture out of the safety of the New United States, into the barren wastelands. It is there that she finds allies she never dreamed existed.
In Rebecca, the Resistance has finally found the ultimate weapon.
Dystopian, not orange is the new black and in The Legacy we see why, Melissa Delport has the unique ability to create a fictitious world that reads like a movie and not a low budget student film shot with a Super 8 either. Her books read like blockbusters with lots of action and flash that is not to say that her stories don’t have substance too. In The Legacy Delport paints a bleak picture of a world decimated by war and the struggle of the survivors to rebuild.
With the planet crippled by the effects of nuclear winter and no remaining political infrastructure, it wasn’t difficult for one man to step into the role of saviour cum dictator as Eric Dane did with The New United States and as with any totalitarian regime there is a resistance counterbalancing. It is this resistance that places Rebecca in Dane’s sights, positioning her as an insider to his organization.
With a beloved monster in power Rebecca’s options are limited and her position as the First Lady is nail bitingly precarious. The Legacy is a fast paced stressful read with a suitably gasp inducing cliffhanger that will have you reaching for the one-click option on your computer before you have turned the last page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wife, mother of 3, businesswoman by day and author by night, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Series and Rainfall. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in English in 2000. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, South Africa.
Her first novel, The Legacy, published in 2013, is the first in The Legacy Series trilogy, and is followed by the sequel The Legion. The final book, The Legend is due out in 2014. She has also written an independent novel entitled Rainfall, a psychological romance, and a science-fiction, action-adventure called The Traveler.
An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop “watching from the sidelines” and to do what is her passion.
“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days, it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”