Release Date- February 6th 2020
Genre-Fantasy Romance Novella
Kindle Edition-124 pages
Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!
Far, far away, hidden on Insula Sacra—Island of the Accursed— lives a forgotten world of man and beast.
Damned by the Gods, and forced to live in everlasting darkness, they continue to fight a war that has long since been buried in time.
With each rise and fall of the cursed moon, they are reminded of all they’ve lost.
Desperate for freedom, they await the night the one true king will rise to power and free them from the curse.
The King, however, cannot rise without his Queen—both blessed with the mark of the Gods, they must end the war to save them all.
Or so the legend says…
Legend by M.R. Leahy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So this a short tale in the sinister fairy tales collection. This one is influenced by The Tarzan and Jane Legend and while it didn’t wow me I certainly enjoyed it. The writing itself is good but I just never fully connected on any deeper level. So this story is set in the jungle and it’s all about a cursed island full of shapeshifters and humans who live in the trees. a prophecy, fated mates and a chosen one. It’s short and sweet and lacks depth but it was still somewhat interesting with some hot and heavy scenes. We have a half shifter/human Prince Karzan the son of the former king and his human mate. He has been hidden away all his life among the humans to protect him from his crazed uncle the king. Janey is the chosen one destined to break the curse and unlock his beast. This is insta-love and insta-lust and the finale easily arrived it. I also felt I never really got a real sense of Karzan and Janey beyond the superficial. This was an easy quick read that didn’t tax me and my first Tarzan retelling.
I voluntary reviewed a copy of Legend.