Sacrifice is a phenomenal conclusion to the Legacy trilogy. The second novel in the series, Allegiance, had so many twists and turns that I wasn’t really sure what to expect in Sacrifice. I am happy to say that it was just as engaging as the previous novels and had a lot of action, despite the conquest of Hytanica in the previous novel.
Cayla Kluver is amazing at character development. The cast of characters we have grown to know in Hytanica are smart, cunning, and persistent—which means they won’t take their defeat lying down. There was a lot of secret plotting throughout the novel, which was a lot of fun to read about. You could see the strategy and the misdirects being formed which increased my respect for the characters involved.
As always, we have a strong set of female characters in a world where they are supposed to seen rather than heard. What is unique in Sacrifice, however, is that we also have a strong set of male Cokyrian characters, who are supposed to be weak and feeble. I appreciate that Cayla Kluver really shows that genders are equal in her trilogy and explores both patriarchal and matriarchal societies.
One of my favorite parts of the Legacy trilogy has always been the love triangle. I am a huge Steldor fan—he is charming, funny, arrogant, handsome, cunning—I just can’t read enough about him! I was in heaven with Allegiance because Steldor played such a major part in the story. While he is still present in Sacrifice, I didn’t get quite as much as him as I wanted. While I have never been opposed to Narian, I have to say that I just don’t like him as much as I like Steldor. He did grow on me throughout the course of the novel, however.
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