The Legion by Melissa Delport

Posted August 14, 2014 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The Legion by Melissa DelportThe Legion by Melissa Delport
Series: The Legacy Trilogy #2
Published by Self Publish on 2013-09-20
Length: 245 pages
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In defeating Eric Dane, Rebecca believed that the war would be over. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Now Rebecca faces a new enemy, one far more dangerous than Eric ever was. A faceless adversary, lurking in the shadows and pulling all the strings.

With her father missing and the man she loves believed dead, Rebecca has to look inside herself and find the will to go on, to fight another day. She begins to explore her relationship with Reed, until a shocking discovery threatens to destroy her strongest alliance.

With her Legion growing ever stronger, Rebecca travels to new frontiers and finds allies in the most unlikely group of heroes. But when she discovers a NUSA convoy let loose in the Rebeldom hunting her down, Rebecca has to make the ultimate sacrifice, in order to save the people that she loves.

The Legion is the gripping sequel to The Legacy, with more twists and turns than ever before, and an ending that cries out for the final chapter.

The Legion by Melissa Delport is book two of The Legacy Trilogy and picks up four months after the end of book one. Rebecca’s father is missing and hasn’t been seen since the attack on the New United States. Eric Dane is dead, but someone is pulling the strings in the NUSA and preventing those in the Rebeldom to fight back. They have super-soldiers, more than originally thought and they are making more, which leads Rebecca to believe her father is working with them, but why? Can Rebecca save her father and can she defeat this unknown foe?

Oh my word I don’t even know where to start!?! Usually sequels don’t live up to their predecessors, this one does and if I’m honest blew my mind!!!!! It is action-packed with lots of surprises that left me emotionally shattered. Literally!!! It took me several days to get over this book, and that hasn’t happened since I read the book-that-shall-not-be-named (:::cough::: Allegiant).

All joking aside, I really did enjoy this book! Rebecca is back and a better character than ever. The book starts with her in a depression and really who wouldn’t be?! The love of her life is dead, her father is missing, and she just killed her husband. No matter how despicable Eric was, it still affected her….killing him in cold blood. It takes a mean speech from – of all people – Reed to get her out of her funk. Then she is back to being a woman with a mission. That mission make the United States whole again and out of a dictator’s rule. Reed is just one sexy man. There’s no other way to say it. He is Rebecca’s equal in every way and I feel like he pushes her to be better. He gives her confidence to be a leader and the confidence she needs during a battle. Without him, I don’t want to see what happens to her and neither do you!

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There are some new characters, one being the man Eric named before his death, that I really enjoyed. At first I didn’t trust them, like at all, but then I gradually began to as Rebecca did. These new characters bring an exciting diversion from the war the Rebeldom is attempting to start. These characters’ mission is to search for survivors that are living on their own, the deranged as everyone calls them. Well, the deranged are not so deranged once they have food and shelter and others to talk to. It’s amazing what they do and it reminds Rebecca of her own mission and the importance or it.

The plot of this particular book strays away from the main plot of the trilogy as it focuses more on Rebecca and her own reasons behind her mission to bring down the NUSA. This book focuses on those left outside the fence, their struggles to survive and their overwhelming gratitude towards Rebecca and those that bring them in. I love how this author makes it real! Rebecca and her small team find several deranged and basically – for lack of a better term – rehabilitate them. This book focuses on the human capacity for survival and love. Gives me chills just thinking about it!

But there’s a lot of conflict and a lot of loss in this book. Even more so than the first if you can believe it. I thought the first book played with my emotions, I was wrong. This book completely tore them to pieces. I was sobbing at the end and all I can ask is “how much longer before book three?” because I don’t think I can handle waiting too long to find out the fate of our characters.

Overall if you read book one, you need to read book two! It’s one of the best sequels I’ve ever read to date. If you enjoy dystopians, action and suspense, and a little romance, do yourself a favor and start this series 😀 You won’t be disappointed!

About Melissa Delport

Melissa Delport graduated from the University of South Africa with a degree in English Literature and now lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. She is the author of The Legacy TrilogyThe Traveler, and Rainfall. For more information, visit www.melissadelport.com.

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