Monday, June 24, 2013

Review / The Dark Legion by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons

They have waited for her all these years, even before she was born. She lives hidden from their vulture-like drones, hidden in the dark, cavernous lair of her enemies. 

The unseen ones will come for her. They must come for her. Their very existence depends on finding her, the girl with the gift of light, of power, of life.

Haunted by a past she does not understand, by a destiny they plan for her, Freya must leave the Saviors behind, leave Damian and Finn, leave even little Pip and embark on a perilous journey with a beastly warrior. 

She will venture out beyond the ends of the charted lands, risking all she holds dear to cross the dead zone to where the Dark Legion awaits.


Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons was born in Athens, Greece and lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two sons. After studying economics and language arts she went on to teach both Spanish and English before launching "Stella's Literary Bistro", a bilingual literary journal. She is currently working on the YA post-apocalyptic sci-fi series The Plantation.

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My Review:

I loved the first book in this series, The Plantation, and was super excited to read this one.  The Dark Legion has more action than the first and you even see some romance forming.  I love the fact that the language is clean, for me this is a huge plus.

The Saviors are a group of kids that have escaped their plantations.  They are surviving out in the middle of nowhere, hiding from the aliens and sliman.  Terrible things happen to the ones that have been removed from the plantation, they don't want to find out what those terrible things are so they prepare themselves for war.

Freya is special, she knew that when she first activated the receptor in the battle that claimed Daphne's life.  Now a new challenge faces them.  They are approached by three sliman who claim to be their allies, aiming toward the same goal of destroying the aliens.

I was drawn to the story, to Damian in particular.  He is such a mystery.  His need to protect Freya and his desires where she is concerned.  This is a great book for teens, adults, anyone that enjoys a good science fiction, dystopian.

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Other books by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons

The Plantation #1

A century has passed since they arrived. Human history has been erased. Children are enslaved on Alien plantations. Some have heard whispers of the existence of a rebel band of humans who roam free in the forests. Most slaves dare not speak of the rebels for fear the mutant guards will grab and make an example of them.

Seventeen-year-old Freya is pulled away in the night not by the mutants, but by her old friend Finn, to join the Saviors, the mythic band of rebel teens. Her bliss fades when she discovers she is the only Savior without a special ability. She is the odd one out, slowly pushing Finn away, defying Damian, the leader of the Saviors, and antagonizing the fierce and beautiful Daphne. In her despair Freya reaches deep within to discover a dark destiny, a truth so heavy it threatens to destroy her.

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The Plantation #3

They come from a noble legacy of wonder and discovery. They cut through wormholes, portals and anomalies like shadows skipping across a celestial sea.
The hooded ones appear in an instant and disappear in a fraction. Every sleeping child fears a glimpse of their ghastly faces in their darkest dreams.
The Shadow Empire is dying. Their struggle for survival has reached a final battlefield in the forests of a primitive planet called Earth.
Freya, the hunted one, the most wanted fugitive in the history of the empire, wants to make everything right in her own dying world. She feels rage flowing through her fingertips. She feels her broken heart hungering savage ways.
She must become like nothing the world has ever known to save Damian, to save the floating city, to save Finn and Pip and little Tobi too, but with war looming, will she be able to save her own soul?

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