The Legacy and the Lion
Publisher’s Daily Reviews
The Legacy and the Lion is the first book in the Yusan Chronicles, a sci-fi story that holds a different atmosphere than most. It’s set in the future, but focuses on a primitive world of kings, horse-riding soldiers, murder plots, and power plays. It actually reads more like a history of an ancient world than a chronicle of a futuristic one.
It should also be noted that this is no light production. Elaine Jemmett takes the time to build her characters and the world in which they operate, resulting in a richer, fuller-bodied, less action-packed read than leisure readers usually receive.
These notes aside, The Legacy and the Lion is simply outstanding in its world-building approach and its strong characters and their individual concerns … especially highly recommended.
Midwest Book Reviews
The Legacy and the Lion is the first book in the Yusan Chronicles. The central protagonist Patrick, who faces a new job, a king’s commands, mysteries and plots, and the changing political atmosphere of a society under siege, brings all these pieces together. As events move full circle into Patrick’s realizations about his own family ties, readers receive a satisfying, multifaceted story that is as much a mystery and political examination as it is the story of one man’s search for a new place and realizations in a futuristic world … Highly recommended for readers who like multi-volume series reads steeped in social, political, and military encounters.
Red Headed Book Lover
The Legacy and the Lion is a multi-layered novel with a thick plot … the story captivated me from the first page thanks to the books sharp literature and strong opening. The reader … will be thrust into the action early on …. The fast-paced narrative combined with the extraordinary story had me in a frenzy and turning the pages with haste, and when a reader does this, then they know that the book is good and worthy of a recommendation! Elaine Jemmett is not only a phenomenal writer for her flawless ability to capture her reader’s attention, but she is also a great writer for her descriptive powers and characterization of characters which will hook her readers.