Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel.
With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale.
Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.
A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe—even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.
As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .
In this fourth installment of the Legend series, Lu revisits Daniel "Day" Altan Wing; his brilliant younger brother, Eden Bataar Wing; and Day's love interest, June Iparis. Ten years after Day incited a revolution that brought down the Republic, he is an agent in the Antarctican Intelligence Service in Ross City, the world's most advanced and purportedly its fairest metropolis. Residents live within a game-ified, level-based social and economic system that monitors and incentivizes good behavior with points; these unlock leveled privileges that control access to education, healthcare, housing, and jobs. But fundamental problems plague the allegedly egalitarian society, reminding the siblings of a tiered pre-revolution Republic. Day is willing to look the other way if it keeps Eden safe, but the injustices Eden sees in Undercity, where those of lower strata are forced to live, push him to take risks that place him in the path of Dominic Hann, a warlord intent on toppling the system for his gain. This tale of intrigue, alliances, and love will draw Legend fans and new readers into a fascinating world whose combined layers of privilege and surveillance draw comparisons to many present-day social ills. Ages 12 up.
Perfect ending to the legend series. I wish we could have had some chapters from June’s perspective but nevertheless it was an amazing novel. 10/10 for me
4 Books, Countless Tears
4 books, countless tears. Rebel is the best ending to the story of Day, June, Eden, the republic, and this whole universe Ms. Lu gave us and so much more. I’ve learnt about trauma and pulling through it, of crumbling nations and rebuilding them better, of healing, of sorrow, of trust, of sibling love, of romantic love, and of staying in the light during dark times. So thankful i read this
Everything i hoped it would be
This book is phenomenal! The perfect ending to one of the best series I’ve ever read.