Dark Legacy: Book I - Trinity

· The Legacy Cycle Book 1 · Dragon Bone Books
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Book I - Trinity of the Dark Legacy Cycle details the violent end of the Kai Order - an ancient, spiritual guild of warrior guardians and priestesses who have sworn their lives to protect the Oracle Queen of Atlantis - at the hands of Maniok, the being referred to as the "Great Evil" in the age-old Song of the Oracle King.

It is a chronicle of Arkan, the last Kai guardian, and his desperate attempt to save the life of his priestess, who carries his unborn son, and his escape from Atlantis.

It is the story of Kieko, a lonely Lemurian boy of mixed blood who seeks to know more about his absent father's mysterious Atlantean past. Constantly bullied by Aiko, he eventually takes refuge with the village priest in the Kadek Temple, where he studies medicinal and culinary arts, calligraphy, and ultimately, the art of Ki sword. Under the tutelage of the priest, he comes to know the grim truth about his father and is prepared to face the horrific assault of the armies of the Atlantean Empire upon his humble world.

And this is just the beginning . . .

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31 reviews
Jerry Han
April 25, 2020
I downloaded this book about 2 years ago and finally sat down to read it. Right off the bat, the story (more like a short story leading to the wider world of Trinity in the series) reminded me of Dune by Frank Herbert. I was immediately drawn in by the epic fantasy prose, but there was a tremendous amount of detail in describing a megapolis city, its details, and those within it ... and there was a point of view that kept changing from dove, to a street kid, to a crow, and so on. Although a bit difficult to get used to it was interesting to follow this changing perspective, an unusual literary technique. Luckily, this at unusual literary style settles down and shifts to simple straight forward story telling in the Trinity book of the series. Although The End of the Kai may not seem to have much to do with the story of Trinity, it does provide an understanding of what Shinsei reveals to Kieko about his father at the end of Trinity. Overall, between The Kai book and Trinity, a read that left me really thinking about myself and points of view - there is a Zen element in the book that really got me thinking, something I don't usually experience when I read, but this book lingered with me weeks after I read it. I recommend it.
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Manu Meen
March 14, 2015
Not only does this book offer a beginning to what could become an new epic story worthy of endless numbers of fans, it exposes humanity at multiple levels. As readers, we can identify with most of the characters at one point or another, thus creating an opportunity to explore our own dark, rejected, and neglected facets coming to terms with ourselves as a whole unit. On a less personal note; it is a story that surprises the reader at every turn. Entertaining, different, NEW. Totally worth it! Can't wait for the story to continue. Hopefully we'll see a sequel soon.
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Domenico Composto
March 10, 2013
“Domenico Italo Composto-Hart has made a most impressive step into the fantasy and science fiction genre. This first book of the Dark Legacy series will join my shelf alongside my all-time favorites.” – S.J. Wist, author of Dragon Aster “Dark Legacy is a sweeping blend of epic fantasy and science fiction written in a ‘high fantasy’ style . . . Whether you are a fan of fantasy or science fiction – or even if you've never read genre fiction before – you will not be disappointed by Dark Legacy: Book I - Trinity.” – Derek Donais, author of MetalMagic: Talisman “I originally started out with the intro book: Dark Legacy: The End of the Kai, which is basically the first 1/4 of this book. After reading through the incredible blend of fantasy and sci-fi, mixed with Eastern philosophies, I had to buy the full book and finish it.” – Mike Pearce, Goodreads reviewer “In short it was an excellent book; a wonderful blend of science fiction and fantasy. I haven't checked to see if the other books in the series are released yet, but its something worth checking out if you are done with cliché books like the Divergent series, the Hunger Games series, etc.” – Justin Yan, Goodreads reviewer
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About the author

Domenico Italo Composto-Hart was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University and lived in Tokyo, Japan, for over three years, pursuing a career as a freelance musician. He currently teaches economics for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at an international high school. He lives with his wife and sons in Barcelona, Spain.

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