Dark Legacy: The End of the Kai

· The Legacy Cycle Book 1 · Dragon Bone Books
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The End of the Kai 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.

Book I - Trinity 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 . . .

114 reviews
Domenico Composto
March 10, 2013
"Even though I have Dark Legacy Book 1 - Trinity in paperback, I decided to downloaded this to read on my eReader since it was free. This is the first 156 pages of Trinity. Thus it's not really a complete story. This is a short novella (The End of the Kai) plus the first three chapters of Trinity (both of which are included in Trinity). The End of the Kai is an interesting story and well written, however it leaves you wanting to know more about what will happen (or had happened ...) I'm hoping that more of that story will be revealed later in Trinity and the other, forthcoming Dark Legacy books. Occasionally I found some of the characters, scenarios, and story a little confusing. There is a very complex social, political, and religious structure that is apparent in the Atlantean society, but for the most part the information unfolded in a way that wasn't too overwhelming ... Overall, this was a great read to whet my appetite for the rest of the story. I'll be continuing where this left off at Chapter 4 and if the rest of the story is as interesting as the beginning I'll be anxiously awaiting further installments in the Dark Legacy series." Review by George Jaros of DeKalb, Illinois
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Maze Runner
July 11, 2014
An original story. Usually don't write reviews but seeing Kim's review I had to say that out of 600+ pages for the complete Dark Legacy: The End of the Kai and Trinity books the f word only appears 11 times - and it was only on two pages in The End of the Kai. So keep on reading. The End of the Kai is poetic but dense, get past that and you'll discover a wonderful and enlightening adolescent story concerning Kieko, Aiko, and Kira.
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Peeta Catniss I
October 5, 2014
The End of the Kai is unlike any other fantasy read with elements of science fiction. It wasn't typical in that the point of view flowed from that of a dove to an impoverished boy living and surviving in the urban depths of a city to a crow to the main character of this particular story. I haven't read any other story to have done such a thing ... an interesting literary technique. This book, essentially a short-story that is a prologue to Book 1 Trinity, was good, but if the POV kept changing, I'm not sure that I would've continued. But I did and was happy to discover that the Trinity book was straight forward storytelling. And Kieko's story was absolutely amazing. There is something special in this story that Composto created. Looking forward to Book 2.
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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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