*I received a free copy of Legion from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Legion by Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #4
Published by Harlequin MIRA on 25 April 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
The legions are about to be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragon slayer can stand against the coming horde. Book 4 of 5 in The Talon Saga from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa.
Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all--dragons do not suffer human emotions--let alone the love of a human and a former dragonslayer, at that. With ex-soldier Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling.
In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against the dragon-slaying Order of St. George and her own twin brother Dante--the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.
Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who refuse to yield.
Legion brought my favorite dragons and their struggles to a complete new level of epicness! The action and the final fight at the end gave me heart palpitations!
Because of the way Soldier ended, I knew there would be some heartache in Legion, but I had no idea just how much! Ember, however, stepped up and took on all the responsibility she could – while staying true to herself and her beliefs. The plan Talon was putting into action was chilling to say the least, and I really didn’t think things would end well. Main feel was probably fear!
After being captured by Talon, Ember learned that her own fate was supposed to be much bleaker than anything she could have ever imagined, and there was a real run against time to try to save her. I am trying my best to be vague enough to not spoil a single little thing, so apart from squealing and saying epic a lot, I’m not sure how to do Legion justice… There were some flashbacks to Ember and Dante’s childhood that shed some light on why they behaved the way they did.
The writing is awesome, as always, and there are different points of views so various characters get to explain what is going on – and we did get some kind of understanding of why Dante was doing what he did… If you haven’t pre-ordered this already, you should. And if you aren’t up to date in the series, you have one more week until Legion hits the shelves. Just get to it so you’ll be ready for this action-packed and fast-paced adventure that is positively lethal.
If I was in Talon, I would be the one in charge, I’d be the one calling the shots. I wouldn’t have to take pointless exams, listen to humans or worry that my every move was being watched. In Talon, dragons were the bosses, the presidents, the CEOs. If I was a part of the organization, no one would tell me what to do ever again.
I would have to let some things go. I t might be painful, but in the end, it would be worth it. Sacrifice was necessary, but I would be free.★★★★★ Legion was epic and action-filled, fast paced and heartbreaking... Click To Tweet
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