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 . . .

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115 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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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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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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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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