TITLE: The Legacy
SERIES: Book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy
AUTHOR: Melissa Delport
PRINT ISBN: 978-0-620-59636-7
PAGES: 366 pages
WORD COUNT: 99 160
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
MARKET: Adults (with crossover to the 16+ reader)
PUBLISHER: Tracey McDonald Publishers
One man obsessed with power.
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.“World War Three lasted twelve days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives.
We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance.
Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.
He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy.
I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us.
My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.”
A narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong – and at the centre of the story a strong woman who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.
The Legacy is an action-packed, adrenalin-inducing thrill ride which will leave you riveted long after you have turned the last page.
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Character Name: Reed McCoy from The Legacy
Character Bio: Sexy, Southern Bad Boy, Reed, is a member of the Legion army and Rebecca’s equal. His strength is unrivalled, and his arrogant sarcasm countered by an astounding bravery and an intrinsic kindness.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
I’m the strongest soldier in the Legion, I guess that would be my best quality. My jealousy of Aidan, on the other hand, is not something I’m proud of.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
Now that would be telling…all will be revealed in The Legend.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I’m an open book. Secrets are for those with something to hide.
What are you most afraid of?
Rebecca getting hurt.
What do you want more than anything?
For the war to be over.
What is your relationship status?
It’s complicated…very, very complicated.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I spend most of my time in a barren wasteland – what I wear hardly seems relevant.
How much of a rebel are you?
On a scale of 1-10, I would be an even 28.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Surviving…excelling in a world where others don’t. Being here to support Rebecca and bring about change.
What is your idea of happiness?
Happiness can be found even in the bleakest of circumstances – you just have to know where to look.
What is your current state of mind?
Angry, vengeful, determined.
What is your most treasured possession?
Material possessions are meaningless in the Rebeldom, although I do have a soft spot for the military Humvee we stole from NUSA – it’s a sweet ride.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My hair. It’s too long and it’s going to stay that way.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Don’t tell anyone, it could damage my reputation, but I am shit-scared of spiders.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Kenneth Williams, for what he did to Rebecca. What he did to my family.
What is your greatest regret?
Leaving Rebecca against my better judgment. It was selfish. If I hadn’t left, I could have protected her.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
I’m not that way inclined, Sweetheart.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
There are no heroes, only those with a cause.
Which living person do you most admire?
Rebecca, for her strength, her courage and her passion.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
You can’t improve upon perfection.
What is your motto?
Never give up.
Wife and mother of 3, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy and the stand-alone self-published e.books Rainfall and The Traveler.
She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000
At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.
Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The Legacy (book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy) and The Legion (book 2) are available now and the final book, The Legend, will be released early 2015.
An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.
“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”
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