Book I – Trinity of the Dark Legacy Cycle details the violent end of the Kai Order–an ancient, spiritual guild of warrior guardians and priestesses who have sworn their lives to protect the Oracle Queen of Atlantis–at the hands of Maniok, the being referred to as the “Great Evil” in the age-old Song of the Oracle King.
It is a chronicle of Arkan, the last Kai guardian, and his desperate attempt to save the life of his priestess who carries his unborn son, and his escape from Atlantis.
It is the story of Kieko, a lonely Lemurian boy of mixed blood who seeks to know more about his absent father’s mysterious Atlantean past. Constantly bullied by Aiko, he eventually takes refuge with the village priest in the Kadek Temple where he studies medicinal and culinary arts, calligraphy, and ultimately, the art of Ki sword. Under the tutelage of the priest he comes to know the grim truth about his father, and is prepared to face the horrific assault of the armies of the Atlantean Empire upon his humble world.
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A unique and recommended read
I am related to the author ;-) Science fiction isn't my type of genre, but after the first sixty pages I got into the book and discovered a deep, spiritual Eastern philosophical side to the story. Now, every time I draw a circle or write the letter O I am reminded of the void that is discussed in the book ... "it is the nothingness that pervades in all things." Very much a Zen concept. "It is from this nothingness that all things come from and return to." A deep and interesting reality to ponder as we follow Kieko's adolescent journey to adulthood under the guidance of his mentor Shinsei while the oppressive, military might of the Atlantean Empire approaches. A unique and recommended read.
orignal piece of work
A unique and original story that was vivid, dark, but so full of hope and inspiration!
Enjoyed the writing style and especially enjoyed the relationship between Shinsei, Kieko, Aiko, and Kira.
A Vast and Enjoyable Story!
"Dark Legacy is a sweeping blend of epic fantasy and science fiction written in a 'high fantasy' style. It begins with the destruction of the Kai Order, and the society they are tasked to defend, by the evil Maniok and his devastating armies. The mix of magic and technology by the author is compelling and effective as he describes in chilling detail the final stand of the Atlantean forces against their ambitious and ruthless foes.
In a faraway land, the son of the last Kai guardian is growing to manhood among a people who despise and abuse him because of his mixed-blood heritage. Here, the tale turns into a coming of age story as Kieko embraces the way of a Ki warrior and the mentorship of a warrior priest. He must learn to accept his past and seize control of his future, a destiny that has the potential for darkness and evil should Kieko fail to grasp the knowledge that his Shinsei attempts to impart.
The author has succeeded in building a rich and detailed world with distinct cultures, where the characters act in accordance with their personas and within the wider societies they populate. They are presented with great detail and consistency, while they also grow and develop as the story progresses.
Whether you are a fan of fantasy or science fiction -- or even if you've never read genre fiction before -- you will not be disappointed by Dark Legacy: Book 1 - Trinity."
- Derek Donais, author of MetalMagic: Talisman